CELCIS Education Conference 2018

Thursday 1 March 2018

Corporate Parenting in the Classroom

Following the success of our first CELCIS Education Conference in 2017, plans are now well underway for this year's event.

The conference will look at the roles of Corporate Parents in the education of looked after children and young people.

Corporate Parents have a responsibility to improve these children and young people's outcomes by getting to know each child and understanding their circumstances. As all children and young people have different needs and it's important that their voices are heard.

Through keynote speakers and an interactive, practical workshop programme, the CELCIS Education Team will explore how Corporate Parents can support children and young people to achieve their hopes and dreams for the future.


  • Graeme Logan, Deputy Director of Learning, Scottish Government - Graeme leads education policy and strategy across a range of key areas at national level, including the Scottish Attainment Challenge and National Improvement Framework.
  • Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People's Commisser Scotland - Bruce has over 20 years' experience working in children's rights and has worked directly with vulnerable children and their families.
  • Professor Kate Wall, School of Education, University of Strathclyde - Kate's work focuses on the development of innovative pedagogies and research methodologies that facilitate effective talk about learning.


Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, running twice during the day. Themes explored during these sessions will include:

  • Poverty related attainment gap, linked with the role of education as a corporate parent
  • Parental and family engagement in supporting educational experiences
  • Understanding the corporate parenting role and rights and responsibilities around legislation
  • The implementation of a Designated Managers network

Who should attend?

School staff with responsibility for looked after children, such as Designated Managers, and all CELCIS Education Forum members.

Interested in joining the Education Forum?

The Education Forum brings together a broad network of practitioners interested in the education of looked after children.

The Forum is free to join and provides an opportunity for everyone to learn from each other about current research, policy and practice developments or issues of special interest.

Event details

When: Thu 1 March 2018
Time: 09.45 - 16.00
Where: Teacher Building, St Enoch Square, Glasgow
Cost: Free

Teacher Building

Contact Organiser

Michelle McCue
0141 444 8529

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