Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Break the Cycle Conference 2020

Join us for Break the Cycle’s second national conference - Now Online! 

Saturday 18th July, 10am-1pm
Via Microsoft Teams


You are warmly invited to join us for our second Break The Cycle national conference.  We are virtually gathering together a network of those working with young people in both formal and informal education who want to change the under representation of BAME leaders, staff and role models across sectors as outlined in our Manifesto.

We will hear from our inspirational speakers who will highlight socio-political impact of equality and share their stories of influence. Importantly, we will make time for practical workshops to share examples of best practice and good news stories inspired by the first Break The Cycle conference.

The conference is aimed at those who work across sectors in informal and formal education settings from youth work to teachers and social workers, and all are invited to attend.

For more information about the event and to book please visit the EventBrite page here

Our keynote speakers include:

Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive Officer, The Diana Award

Tessy Ojo is an inspirational and creative leader experienced in driving change and redefining outcomes for children and young people through innovative approaches to age old problems.  She is the Chief Executive of the Diana Award - a charity legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief in the power that young people have to change the world, with the right support. The charity’s mission is to foster and develop positive change in the lives of young people.

Tessy is a passionate humanitarian and campaigner who has gained international reputation for work around social equity, social impact and social mobility.  At the heart of her work is the belief that with the right support and investment, young people are the best instigators for achieving real, sustainable change in their lives, their communities and the wider society.

Professor Robert Beckford, 

Professor Robert Beckford is an academic and broadcaster based in Birmingham.  He is the Chair of Theology and Culture in the African Diaspora at Canterbury Christ Church University. 

Robert is a public intellectual who teaches in schools, prisons, and community centres as well as advising government departments and international bodies. He has won numerous awards for his media work including a BAFTA and two Race in the Media Awards. As well as being Professor of Theology and Culture in the African Diaspora within the Theology and Religious Studies department at Canterbury Christ Church University, he is also a Visiting Professor to the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King's College London.