WCSQM Symposium 6th July 2022

WCSQM Symposium 6th July 2022

This year’s Symposium will focus on the theme of social media, and over a day of workshops, debates and presentations we will ask our World Class schools and students to consider the question: How can World Class students use social media as a force for good, and how can schools support them to do this?

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On 6th July 2022 World Class school leaders, staff and students will come together for the annual WCSQM Symposium – the first live Symposium in two years, kindly hosted by St Marylebone School in London.


Wednesday 6th July 2022 – 9am – 4pm (approx – exact timings tbc)


The St Marylebone CE School, 64 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5BA

The theme

World Class students in this social media age 

How can World Class students use social media as a force for good, and how can schools support them to do this?

What to expect

  • Social media training workshops from professional networking experts LinkedIn
  • Networking opportunities for staff and students
  • A panel session hosted by social media / tech industry experts, taking questions from students
  • A live ‘Talk-off’ with students debating the theme of social media and how to use it as a force for good
  • Workshops for primary students
  • An Awards Ceremony to award the World Class Student of the Year, reaccrediting World Class schools and Qualifying WCSQM student assessors
  • Performances from the students of St Marylebone School

The Talk Off Competition

Our debating competition, the Talk Off, is in its second year, and is open to all students, primary, secondary, special, Years 5 – 13. To participate in the competition, students should do the following:

Submit a video of yourself  presenting a speech entitled ‘How can World Class students use social media as a force for good?’ of no more than five minutes long. Those shortlisted will  be invited to join the live Talk-Off at the Symposium, 6th July St Marylebone School, London, in front of an expert panel, with a chance of becoming  the World Class Talk-Off Champion 2022.

Download the Talk Off poster for more information

Download the guidance document for theme choosing, speech writing and performing tips

To enter the competition:

Email your video to info@worldclassschools.org  by 17th June.  By submitting, if you are over 13, you give your permission for WCSQM to share your video publicly.  If you are under 13, your school must have gained full permissions.

Listen to a recording of last year’s winning entry from Anna Wright, student at King Ecgbert School, entitled ‘Better Yourself By’.

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GO 4 Schools enables better access to school data that helps everyone to work more effectively. Including supporting engagement with students and parents by sharing information that promotes productive conversations through the sharing of assessment, attendance and behaviour data online or via the mobile app.  The GO 4 Schools team are dedicated to providing first class support for all our schools and delivering world class cloud-based education software focused on school needs and the changing landscape of education.’

Who can attend

The event is free to attend for the staff and students of World Class accredited schools. Priority will be given to:

  • The staff and students of reaccrediting schools
  • Students nominated for a Student Character Award
  • Students receiving their WCSQM Qualified Assessor Award
  • Talk Off competition finalists

How to book your space/s

Please use the form below to request spaces for your staff and students.  If staff are unavailable to attend, students nominated for an award can be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Students over the age of 16 can attend independently should they wish to do so. Due to venue capacity please restrict bookings to a maximum of six students per school, however if you require additional spaces these can be requested and we will do our best to accommodate all requests.. Once we receive your request we will be in touch by email to confirm your spaces and request attendee names (if not provided) and joining instructions will follow.

6th July 2022 Symposium at Marylebone School - book your spaces

World Class schools can use this form to reserve WCSQM Symposium spaces for staff and students. Due to venue capacity please restrict bookings to a maximum of six students per school.
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