SET Conference speakers

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Conference host Sarah Simons, MSET

Sarah Simons, writer, speaker, teacher and specialist in disability & neurodiversity, returns to our 2024 conference as host.

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Keynote speaker Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett, who survived a near-death experience as a young man, will be delivering the opening keynote address at SET24, covering topics including mental health, motivation and resilience.

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Gavin Lumsden, FSET ATS

Gavin Lumsden is Director of Education & Student Experience at Essential Teaching UK. He will be discussing maximising learner potential and how to unlock learners’ capabilities in the classroom during his breakout session at SET24.

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Helen Wood, FSET ATS

Helen Wood is Head of Staff Professional Development and Senior Mental Health Lead at The Loddon Foundation. Helen's SET24 breakout session will share tips on embedding an organisational wellbeing culture. 

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Stacy Vipas, FSET ATS

Stacy Vipas is Head of Digital Learning at Askham Bryan College. Stacy's breakout session at SET24 will cover Teaching and Learning approaches for 21st Century Skill Development.

Rosa Wells

Rosa Wells, FSET

Rosa Wells is FE Principal & HE Director of STEM at University College Birmingham (UCB). She will be joining the other Technical Teaching Fellows at SET24 for a panel discussion on quality improvement, inclusion and accessibility in technical education and training, and addressing regional inequality in STEM skills.

Amy Hollier

Amy Hollier, FSET QTLS

Amy Hollier leads the UK’s Blended Learning Consortium (BLC), in addition to being the Director of Blended & Online Learning at Heart of Worcestershire College. With over 16 years’ experience working in Further and Higher Education, she was awarded a Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) in 2018 for her work in digital innovation to enhance teaching, learning and assessment. 

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Ben Beer

Ben Beer is Education Welfare Consultant and Director at The Safeguarding Group. Ben’s breakout session will focus on motivating behaviour and will offer practical solutions to managing behaviour in and outside of the classroom.

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Che Barnes

Che Barnes is Gender Diversity Educator at Let’s Talk Gender. Che’s breakout session at SET24, ‘Deconstructing Binary Gender’, will explore gender diversity, various labels and terminology, and how education can bring about a world that is truly inclusive.

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Coming up... SET Conference 2024: SET24

Join us on 16 January 2024 for the annual SET Conference, returning to The Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham.

Learn more and book your place now!