Annual Conference

Annual Conference 2019

The 2019 CISC Annual Conference was held at The Guoman Tower Hotel in St Katherine’s Dock, picturesquely sited on the banks of the Thames beside Tower Bridge and The Tower of London.

The theme of the conference, Faith-Full Leadership, was epitomised through two outstanding keynote speakers who have lived and written about this subject at the highest levels.

The Right Hon Lord Patten of Barnes opened the conference with a personal and moving keynote which was remarkable in its candour and the simplicity through which he communicated his experience as a political leader. This was ‘bookended’ by the closing keynote from a former fellow politician, the Right Hon Ruth Kelly. Her focus on the challenges to and the distinctive nature of Catholic independent education indicated an understanding of the sector that was all the more impressive when articulated through a personal vocation to leadership.

With workshops led by Stone King and Kingston Smith, Rise Theatre Company, and Nick Morrell from Westminster Cathedral Choir School, offered a conference that provided members the opportunity to be revived, refreshed and renewed in mind, body and spirit.

You can read the full Conference Report here.

The presentations, key documents and photo gallery from the conference can be found in the Members’ Area.

Annual Conference 2018

The 2018 CISC annual conference was held at the Liverpool Hilton Hotel on 18 and 19 January 2018 and was well attended by CISC members and exhibitors. We were delighted to welcome Professor Gerald Pillay, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of Liverpool Hope University and Dr. John Patterson, Principal of St. Vincent’s School for the Visually Impaired in Liverpool as our keynote speakers and a special video talk provided by Sir Ken Robinson.

We were especially pleased that representatives from our sponsor schools, St Mary’s Crosby and St Vincent’s, Liverpool were able to join us on the second day of the conference to share their hopes for the future before taking part in a special presentation to The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy.

The presentations, key documents and photo gallery from the conference can be found in the Members’ Area.