Events

These are the key dates for Human Scale Education meetings, workshops and events in 2022-23. We are scheduling more dates all the time so follow us on social media to stay up to date and find out more below.  

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Saturday 1st October

LIVE Panel Discussion 1: Freedom to be Me

This is the first of three online panel discussions aiming to answer the question:

“What does it mean for education to be human scale in 2022 and beyond?” 

 

The discussion will particularly focus on how education can provide “freedom to be me”; how schools can be welcoming places for all young people regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, language status, educational needs and so on. We will go beyond mere tolerance to explore ways in which schools can ensure that every young person feels heard and respected.
 

The link to watch the panel discussion will be published nearer the time. 

Saturday 15th October

Setting up a Small School or Learning Community Workshop

This full-day workshop led by Rosalyn Spencer will give participants a greater insight into what is involved in setting up a small school or learning community based on human scale values.

Read the Flyer for further information 

Book your place on Eventbrite

What are people saying about these workshops? 

Read on for participant feedback on previous workshops like this one. 

‘Thank you to you all for yesterday. I really enjoyed the day and realising that my ideas and vision can be done. It was nice to spend the day with like minded people and listening to the individual situations. I think together we can make changes for the children of our future.’ SP


‘I was so grateful for the opportunity to attend the course and would thoroughly recommend it. It was an informal, inclusive space with plenty of opportunity to ask questions, learn from the experts and be inspired by like-minded people! DM

Saturday 5th November

LIVE Panel Discussion 2: Network of Relationships

This is the second of three online panel discussions aiming to answer the question:

“What does it mean for education to be human scale in 2022 and beyond?” 

 

The discussion will particularly focus on how education can provide “networks of relationships”; how schools can be places where young people are known well and where they are able to develop trusting relationships with each other, with adults and others in their wider community. 
 

The link to watch the panel discussion will be published nearer the time. 

Saturday 3rd December

LIVE Panel Discussion 3: Agency in my environment

This is the third of three online panel discussions aiming to answer the question:

“What does it mean for education to be human scale in 2022 and beyond?” 

The discussion will particularly focus on how education can provide “agency in my environment”; how schools can be places where young people feel connected to their environment and are empowered to be leaders for a better future. 
 

The link to watch the panel discussion will be published nearer the time. 

28th - 29th January 2023

Potential Weekend: What does it mean for education to be human scale in 2022 and beyond?

This weekend mini-conference is about developing relationships for action to improve relationships in and through education.

A growing number of organisations (charities, universities, schools, parents) are advocating a major re-think/design of education in this country. The Schools Bill (2022) will still be in the consultation phase in early 2023. This bill is pushing for larger Multi-Academy Trusts with 7,000 children minimum in each. At this conference we will be bringing together the main voices to continue to share thinking and plans for the future to bring about change in state education for a more human system for people and for the environment. This 24-hour event will complete our consultation process by combining the wisdom received through the panel discussions with the aim of producing a plan for helping schools become more human scale.

Attendance by invitation. 

Monday 6th March 2023

Provisional Schumacher Conference

Fifty years after the publication of E.F. Schumacher's book entitled Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered, Human Scale Education is collaborating with Canterbury Christ Church University to bring students, teachers, leaders and thinkers together from across the education sector to reflect on this important work. Delegates will have opportunities to reflect on the key ideas, enduring principles and relevant themes in the book, as well as asking what has changed and how do we move forward together? 

Watch this space for updates and how to book your place.