TISCA Keynote Conference 2020 – Thursday, March 5th

Legal issues and practical advice for Schools with Christian roots or ethos
A TISCA event for Heads, Senior Leaders, Governors & Chaplains

TISCA are hosting this popular and anticipated event after feedback from TISCA members. Details for the event and ways to book can be found in this blog.

Quick Booking link – TISCA members, non-TISCA members.

Date: Thursday, 5th March 2020 (1000-1545) – to include refreshments and a working, light, lunch – registration from 1000 with tea and coffee available

Venue: The Mary Sumner Conference Hall, 24 Tufton Street, Westminster London SW1P 3RB

Cost: £100 per head for delegates from member schools or individual TISCA members; £120 per head for non-members 

Additional information: This event is being supported by Barlow Robbins, Solicitors, and Christian Legal Concern (CLC). It will largely be for information sharing, fellowship, networking and encouragement.

Speakers: Planned speakers include Adam McRae-Taylor (Barlow Robbins); Roger Kiska (CLC), Phil Jack, (Canford School), Peter Woodroffe (ISA) & John Denning (Christian Institute), Frankie Knight (TISCA). Q and A chaired by Anthony Buckley (TISCA Chair).

Topics to be covered will include:

  • legal issues: employment, gender, LGBT+, uniform, assemblies / chapels, current school legislation (such as RSE) impacting the independent sector (especially where it might impinge on issues of Christian faith and ethos)   
  • practical advice: inspection (Ofsted and ISI), parents and complaints, safeguarding and bullying
  • a panel of speakers for Q&A 

Schedule for the day:

1000    Arrivals, registration and refreshments

1030    Welcome from TISCA

1040    Legal issues 1

1120    Short break

1130    Legal issues 2

1210    ‘Being v Doing: what does it mean for an independent school to have a Christian foundation?’

1245 Lunch break

1330    School Inspections

1410 Short break

1420    Parents, complaints and safeguarding

1500    Q&A panel  

1540    Concluding prayer

For bookings please follow the links for TISCA members and non-TISCA members.

If you are a speaker at this event, please follow this link.

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