JAGS – Pastoral Programme

Date of past event:

17th October 2018


Karl Hopwood
20th September 7pm-8pm

Karl Hopwood is an independent esafety expert. He is a member of UKCCIS (UK Council for Child Internet Safety) and sits on the advisory board for the UK Safer Internet Centre and the education advisory board for CEOP. Karl has worked for a number of key players in the UK and abroad including CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), BECTA
(British Educational and Communications Technology Agency), the European Commission and several Local Authorities within the UK. As an ex primary headteacher, he continues to work closely with children, young people, parents and teachers to develop safer online behaviours and the promotion of digital literacy.

Karl has been employed for the last 5 years as an in-house consultant for INSAFE which is the coordinating node of the EU safer inter-net programme where he is responsible for the coordination of safer internet helplines across the EU. He has also worked extensively with the BSA and IAPS to promote esafety in their schools and is a trustee of the Marie Collins Foundation. This talk will provide useful advice for all parents, but is aimed particularly at Year 7 parents.

Alastair Humphreys
4th October 

Alastair Humphreys is a British Adventurer, Author and Blogger. He spent over 4 years cycling round the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and 5 continents. More recently Alastair has walked across southern India, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, run six marathons through the Sahara desert, completed a crossing of Iceland, busked through Spain and participated in an expedition in the Arctic, close to the magnetic North Pole. He has trekked 1000 miles across the Empty Quarter desert and 120 miles round the M25 – one of his pioneering microadventures. He was named as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the year for 2012.

Laura Bates
17th October 4pm-5pm

Laura Bates is the founder of the award -winning Everyday Sexism Project which launched in 2012, this platform now has over 100,000 testimonies on experiences of gender equality in the society. With the increased awareness, her project has been featured in mainstream media from the likes of New York Times to Times of India and has now expanded to over 20 countries worldwide. Laura’s first book, Everyday Sexism was published in 2014. Everyday Sexism was named one of the Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of the year and shortlisted for the Political Book Awards Polemic of the Year and Waterstone’s Book of the Year award. In 2015, she was awarded a British Empire Medal on the Queen’s birthday and named Woman of the Year by Cosmopolitan, Red Magazine and The Sunday Times.

Laura has also been an active contributor for Women Under Siege and is a Patron of Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support. She regularly writes for the Guardian, TIME and Independent and works closely with politicians, school institutions and the United Nation bodies to combat gender inequality on a wider scale.