Fr Mark Smith is an inspirational school leader and chaplain based at King’s College, Taunton. He works with Academy Conferences and the Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford spear-heading the hugely successful Philosothon project in schools. After working as a police officer in South Africa he was ordained and called to work with people in some of the poorest townships in South Africa. He was active in the Anti-Apartheid movement until liberation in 1994. An innovative thinker and a larger than life speaker Mark will lead a session exploring how a quality education is not found in high profile new-builds and expensive equipment, but in creating a unified curriculum through which the individual learns to take their place in the world.