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Headteachers' Conference: Overcoming Disadvantage

Archbishop Stephen Cottrell 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 will explain how Christian Aid's 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 Education Trust will give a presentation about helping Pupil Premium pupils overcome disadvantage and achieve well.

Tatiana Wilson, Diocesan Education Adviser for Vulnerable Pupils in the Exeter Diocese has 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'.  She 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.


Tuesday 9 March 2021


9.15am - 3.15pm



Entry details:

Free to all PDET Schools and DBE Gold level SLA schools £130 for all DBE Silver Level SLA schools £195 for all DBE Bronze Level SLA schools £260 for all other schools

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