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 half-day digital conference for 2022 will look at how schools can recognise and address the needs of disadvantaged pupils, with a particular focus on how to promote equity within schools.
The conference will comprise a number of keynotes, the first of which will be delivered by Sameena Choudry, Founder of Equitable Education and Senior Standards and Effectiveness Officer, entitled:
Equitable Education: What everyone working in education should know about closing the attainment gap for all pupils
Following Sameena, Tracey Adams, will be delivering a keynote. Tracey is Assistant Director of St Matthew's Research School and Depty Head at St Matthew's CE Primary School, where where she is Teaching and Learning, Pupil Premium, Pastoral, Maths, PSHE and Music Lead. She is an SLE for Maths and School Improvement, and a NCETM Professional Development Lead/Maths Specialist Teacher.
Dan Nicholls, Executive Director of Education for the Cabot Learning Federation will also be speaking at the conference. Previously Dan was Executive Principal and prior to that Principal of Bristol Brunel Academy.
In addition, there will also be a focus on the importance of vocabulary development to support pupils to develop fluency in their speech, language and communication skills. This priority focus enables pupils to overcome barriers to learning and ensure engagement with the widest breadth of learning opportunities at all phases of education and beyond.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to listen to a series of pre-recorded seminars, enabling sharing of best practice across schools. There will be a range of seminars available to access, covering a range of relevant areas of interest to all phases of education. These seminars will be drawn from the expertise of some of our local leaders who will share the good practice they have developed in their settings to ensure high-quality 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. Every child matters and we aspire to have exceptional provision for them in every learning environment, tailored to their individual needs.
Sessions will be recorded and available afterwards should delegates book but are unable to attend on the day.
The standard cost for this conference is £79 per school, this includes access for all staff members to both the free event and recordings afterwards. Please note only one member of school needs to register, that person will be sent details of the live session and recording to cascade to colleagues.