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Headteacher Briefing: Belonging, Learning and Believing

Termly Headteacher Briefing, on Belonging, Learning and Believing.  We will be joined by Professor Kathryn Riley, Professor of Urban Education form University College London and DancePoet TioMolina.

Professor Riley is an international scholar whose work bridges policy and practice. She began her work in education as a volunteer teacher in Eritrea and has taught in inner-city schools, held political office as a member of the of Inner London Education Authority, and been a local authority Chief Officer.   Kathryn's international experience includes heading up the World Bank's Efffective Schools and Teachers Group and projects with UNICEF and the OECD.  She has pioneered new approaches to research, including training young people to be researchers.  Her current work focuses on place and belonging, exploring how to bring schools and communities together, and harness the creativity and energy of leaders, students, staff and communities alike around common purpose.

TioMolina is a choreographer, poet, dancer and artistic director who trained in Cuba working as a dancer in Havana's renowned Tropicana.  His work embraces Cuban popular dance and contemporary & Afro-Cuban folk dance.  He has given workshops for the Royal Opera House, Hampstead School of Performing Arts and Greenwich Dance Agency.  His many collaborations include events with the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Round House.

TioMolina performs in English and Spanish and has a wider repertoire of poetry.  He is currently developing a new approach to poetry performance which fuses poetry with contemporary musical rhythms.

Place, Belonging and School Leadership: Researching to make the difference (2017)

Leadership of Place: Stories from the US, UK and South Africa (2013)



Thursday 22 November 2018


09.30am - 3.30pm


The Diocesan Education Offices, Bouverie Court, Unit 1, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD

Entry details:

Prices according the Service Level Agreement for gold, silver and bronze schools. Cancellation within 24 hours of the event or non-attendance will be charged at £30 per head.

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Education Administrator


01604 887006


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