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Headteachers' Conference: Overcoming Disadvantage

We will be exploring together the theme of ‘Overcoming Disadvantage’. 

Bishop Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, will give a keynote address on the opportunities for overcoming disadvantage through an education for life which is deeply Christian and serves the common good.

Kerry Palmer from Christian Aid will explain how their Global Neighbours scheme seeks to encourage a deeper understanding of global injustice and a Christian response to it from school pupils.

Andy Lakatos, Ofsted Lead Inspector and School Effectiveness Adviser for the Diocesan Board of Education, will explain Ofsted’s expectations for helping disadvantaged pupils succeed in their education, with illustrations of best practice in relation to improvement planning and whole school leadership.

Matt Ward from the Leicestershire Teaching School and Mead Educational Trust will give a very practical presentation about helping Pupil Premium pupils overcome disadvantage and achieve well in the classroom.

Tatiana Wilson, Education Adviser for Vulnerable Pupils in Exeter Diocese, who recently worked with the Children’s Society and the Church of England Education Office to publish ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing: Towards a Whole School Approach’, will share insights from this and other projects, together with strategies to support school communities to enable all to live life to the full.

Dr Helena Lewis-Smith, a research psychologist at the Centre for Appearance Research, West of England University, will explore the nature and prevalence of body image concerns, and explain strategies and interventions which can be used to promote positive body image among children and young people.


Wednesday 18 March 2020


09:15am - 3.15pm


Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6PB

Entry details:

3 places free to DBE schools with a Gold level SLA £130 for DBE schools with a Silver level SLA £195 for DBE schools with a Bronze level SLA £260 for all other schools

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Education Administrator


01604 887006


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