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Reach for the Stars! Raising Aspirations and Expectations for Our Disadvantaged Learners (Cancelled)

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Fielder Centre, Hatfield, Hatfield Avenue
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All Leaders / Assistant Headteachers / Chair/Vice Chairs of Governors / Classroom Teachers / Deputy Headteachers / Early Career Teachers / Early Years Leaders / Early Years Practitioners / Governors / Heads of Department/Faculty / Heads of Year / Headteachers / INCos/ SENCos / Middle Leaders / New Headteachers / New/Aspiring Middle Leaders / Newly Qualified Teachers / NQT +1 / Overseas Trained Teachers / Pastoral Staff / Returning Teachers / Senior Leaders / Subject Leaders / Support Staff / Teaching Assistants
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Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Inclusion / Leadership and Management / Newly Qualified Teachers / Special Educational Needs / Support Staff
Event Description
This annual conference will focus on addressing the needs of our disadvantaged pupils across all phases of education. The aim of the conference is to raise the profile of those pupils who need us most and equip delegates with strategies to ensure they can attain and progress as well as their peers.

This year Marc Rowland, Pupil Premium and Disadvantaged Learners Adviser for Unity Schools Partnership, will be delivering a keynote on improving outcomes for disadvantage and vulnerable learners. Marc is currently working with the Education Endowment Foundation's National Research School Network on the roll out of their Pupil Premium training programme. In addition, Marc has also worked with the Department of Education and over 400 individual schools to support them with their strategies to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

Dr Janet Goodall will be delivering the second keynote related to a parental engagement and the impact on children's learning. Dr Janet Goodall is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Swansea University. Janet has researched and written widely on the topic of parental engagement with children's learning, working with school staff, parents, various charities, local authorities and governmental bodies.

In addition to hearing from respected keynote speakers, attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a series of workshops drawn from the expertise of some of our local leaders who will share the good practice they have developed in their schools to improve provision and outcomes for their disadvantaged learners.

Raising outcomes for our disadvantaged pupils is a moral imperative and a high priority for all of our Hertfordshire schools.
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The aims of the conference are to:

  • raise the profile of those pupils who need us most by hearing from keynote speakers who are respected leaders in this area

  • equip delegates with strategies to ensure they can attain and progress as well as their peers

  • share experiences and participate in a series of workshops to gain a greater insight into what works well to raise achievement for our vulnerable learners

  • access practical resources and ideas for implementation in schools that have worked effectively in other settings

  • be proactive in addressing the moral purpose of education – no child left behind, no school left behind

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Start Date
Wednesday 1 July 2020
End Date
Wednesday 1 July 2020
Closing Date
Tuesday 30 June 2020
09:00 - 16:00
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