Ad Astra per Aspera 'to the stars through difficulty'

Thursday 25 April 2024 (16:30-18:00)
Sir Hamid-Patel

Ambition is fundamental to human and organisational development. Without aspiration, stagnation results. With aspiration, comes struggle. *New date of Thursday 25th April 

We are delighted to welcome Sir Mufti Hamid Patel CBE to lead on our next ELA seminar.

About the speaker 

Sir Mufti Hamid Patel CBE – Chief Executive, Star Academies

Sir Mufti Hamid is the Chief Executive of Star Academies. He has led the trust since its inception. He has the highest aspirations for children and young people from the most disadvantaged communities across the country. His passionately held vision guides the philosophy of the trust and informs its practice. 

As a National Leader of Education, Sir Mufti Hamid is a member of several national and international strategic educational and policy forums. He currently serves as the Senior Board Member of Ofsted and is Chair of the Confederation of School Trusts. He is an Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Birmingham. 

About the Seminar

Sir Mufti Hamid will speak about how Star has developed from modest beginnings in a terraced house in Blackburn to becoming a highly successful trust whose alumni are increasingly making a positive difference in the world. The STAR values of Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect are fundamental to its success as STAR continues to forge partnerships in the sector that will galvanize social mobility and improve the life chances of disadvantaged children. 

The seminar will be chaired by Ava Sturridge-Packer CBE, former primary head in Birmingham and currently DfE and Birmingham Education Partnership adviser.

Participants will be able to contribute and ask questions of the speakers and the chair.