ASCL Annual Conference 2024 offers exceptional professional learning and development opportunities for all senior leaders and aspiring leaders.

Keynote addresses
Hear from policymakers, educationalists and inspirational leaders from other sectors.

Get involved in sessions covering various topics including business leadership, primary, post-16, and more. 

Conference Hub
Get practical updates from our partners and supporters and insight into the latest developments to support you and your school, college or trust.

Keynote Speakers

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Geoff Barton

ASCL General Secretary

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John Camp OBE

ASCL President 2023-24 and CEO, The Compass Partnership of Schools

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The Rt Hon Gillian Keegan MP

Secretary of State for Education

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Sir Martyn Oliver

HMCI Ofsted

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James Kerr

Writer, speaker, coach and consultant

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Dr Tessy Ojo CBE

CEO of the Diana Award

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Marcus Wareing

Celebrity Chef

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Ed Balls

Broadcaster, writer and economist

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Justine Greening

Former Minister for Women and Equalities of the United Kingdom

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Anu Manthri

Head of New Customer Engagement, England & Scotland - Google for Education

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Bridget Phillipson MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Education

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Munira Wilson MP

Liberal Democrat MP

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Nick Brook

Chief Executive Officer, Speakers for Schools

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Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith

Founder of PedTech, Consultant Researcher, Author, Director

Travel Information

ACC Liverpool is a short taxi or bus ride away from Liverpool Lime Street station and its direct services to London that take a little over two hours.

Many bus routes serve the bus station at the Liverpool ONE retail development, just a five-minute walk from ACC Liverpool.

Less than 20 minutes from the motorway network and adjacent to Liverpool’s main through road.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport features charter and low-cost scheduled flights to a range of domestic, European and international destinations.


The Conference is non residential and accommodation is not included in the conference fee. Accommodation (if required) can be booked through our agent, Reservation Highway. We have several hotels near the ACC to suit all tastes and budgets.
You can book your accommodation online here by email or by phone on 01423 525577. You can also download and complete the booking form below. To secure the best rates and availability, Reservation Highway advise that accommodation bookings should be made by 7 February 2024.

Hotel list

Hotel booking form

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