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  • Sébastien Chapleau

Sébastien Chapleau


Non-Executive Director

Sébastien is the Director of the Big Education Conversation. Prior to this, he was the Founding Headteacher of La Fontaine Academy in Bromley, which he led from its inception for 6 years. Before leading La Fontaine Academy, Sebastien held the post of Senior Education Organiser with Citizens UK, where he worked with Headteachers and school communities across the UK, supporting them around issues of community engagement.

His community organising work in London was recognised in 2012, when he received a Community Champion Award from the then Mayor of London. He also received an Inspirational Educator award from the Worshipful Company of Educators for his work across the UK. Sebastien holds a Ph.D. in English from Cardiff University.

Sébastien’s work focuses systematically on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 (‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’). His aim, through the work he does, focuses on enabling communities to thrive in sustainable ways which keep the needs of our planet at the heart.


Goal 1 - No Poverty Goal 2 - Zero Hunger Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being Goal 4 - Quality Education Goal 5 - Gender Equality Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production Goal 13 - Climate Action Goal 14 - Life Below Water Goal 15 - Life on Land Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Goal 17 - Partnerships

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