Leeds City Council The Virtual School Virtual Conference and Exhibition 2021

Event Dates and Prices

Friday 26th February 2021

Further to the success of their 2019 conference, where Louise Bomber provided schools with an introduction to key concepts and approaches for children who have experienced relational loss and trauma, Leeds City Council Virtual School are delighted to be hosting this follow up conference continuing the theme in the context of learning and education.

The conference is available to all designated teachers and support staff working with this group of children from schools and settings across the country.

Taking place in a virtual environment, delegates will benefit from a blend of live and pre-recorded workshops to support and grow their knowledge and practice.  All sessions will remain on the virtual platform for a period of time after the event allowing delegates to take full advantage of the skills and expertise on show.

We are delighted to be welcoming Lisa Cherry as main keynote and plenary speaker who, having spent thirty years of working in education and social care and a journey of personal recovery overcoming her own experiences of being in care, will share her academic research, professional experience and personal stories with delegates.

There will be a range of workshops also available at the Conference with topics to include aspirational target setting, emotion coaching and Touchbase Attachment Lead training.

The virtual platform provided by Mondale Events for this Conference will also include an exhibitors’ area where organisations are invited to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to promote their products and services to the target audience with advertisements, videos, interactive quizzes, prizes etc.  Organisations and companies wishing to participate should please contact us as soon as possible for further details.



  • All Leeds schools and for any school in another local authority with at least one Leeds looked after child on roll i.e. you are in receipt of a Pupil Premium Plus allocation from the Virtual School in Leeds are entitled to complimentary places.
  • Schools outside Leeds who don’t have a Leeds looked after child on roll or for any other services/providers that are not schools, the cost per delegate is £100.
  • Schools will be invoiced directly from Leeds City Council following registration on this site.

Event Speakers

-Lisa Cherry

-Lisa Cherry

Lisa Cherry is an author and a leading international trainer and consultant, specialising in assisting those in Education, Social Care and Adoption and Fostering to understand trauma, recovery and resilience for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Lisa has over 30 years of experience in this field and combines academic knowledge and research with professional skills and personal experience. Lisa's MA research looked at the impact on education and employment for care experienced adults who experienced school exclusion as children in the 1970's and 1980's. Currently, Lisa is undertaking her DPhil studies at The University of Oxford in the Department of Education, asking the research question "How are care-experienced adults’ identities shaped by narratives of being excluded from school?"
Kirsty Taylor

Kirsty Taylor

Kirsty is an educator, writer and poet. Passionate about people and their stories, she has created work for radio and theatre, facilitates workshops within the heart of the community and performs up and down the country telling stories about the way people are living, taking a sensitive look at life in ‘Broken Britain’. @kirstybratfud
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Event Exhibitors

Leeds Museums and Galleries and MyLearning.org
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