Supplementary Schools Conference

The conference will bring together community and faith leaders to explore some of the professional challenges that supplementary school leaders face, identify what is helping and what is hindering their work, lessons learnt on individual journeys of improvement, and what more is needed to be done.

Supplementary Schools Conference

Leading Supplementary Schools: Trials, Tribulations and Rewards,  Saturday 1st December 2018, 9.30am – 2.30pm, Great Hall, Richmond Building, University of Bradford, BD7 1DP

 

Keynote note speakers: 

Dr Anthony Thorpe, University of Roehampton, London

Mustafa Fields MBE, Director of Faith Forum for London

Opening remarks: 

Councillor Adrian Farley, Portfolio Holder for Children and Families, Bradford Council

Supplementary schools, also known as complimentary schools or out-of-school settings, now constitute significant educational sector and it is estimated that more than 10,000 children attend these schools in the evenings and/or at weekends in the district.  Yet very little is known about those these organisations and who lead these. 

These schools are often operated on a part-time basis by volunteers and faith organisations to meet the specific cultural, religious and language needs of different minority ethnic communities that they represent.

The conference will look at whether these schools have implications for education policy, social justice, community cohesion and safeguarding.

The conference will bring together community and faith leaders to explore some of the professional challenges that supplementary school leaders face, identify what is helping and what is hindering their work, lessons learnt on individual journeys of improvement, and what more is needed to be done to remove the barriers to delivering the highest quality education, community cohesion and keeping children safe.

TRAINING/WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY:

  • Child Protection & Safeguarding

  • Understanding GDPR

  • Internet Safety

  • Dealing With Hate-Related Crimes

  • Managing Supplementary Schools Effectively

  • Safeguarding from all forms of radicalisation

  • Managing supplementary schools effectively

Who should attend?

A wide range of people interested in safeguarding children and young people in a faith context including:

  • Faith organisations

  • Supplementary schools and out-of-school settings

  • Policymakers

  • Safeguarding Officers/advisers/specialists and child protection charities

  • Local Authority child protection specialists including social workers and LADO

  • BCSB representatives

  • Police

  • Mainstream schools

 

Benefits of attending

Delegates attending this conference will:

  • Gain a better understanding of role of the supplementary schools

  • Understand safeguarding issues within a faith context and ways of dealing with these

  • Begin to explore the challenges and opportunities for collaborative working between faith-based organisations and other agencies

  • Develop a greater appreciation for the role of faith organisations in education policy, social justice, community cohesion and safeguarding.

 

When and where?

Saturday 1st December 2018 at Great Hall, Richmond Building, University of Bradford, Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1DP.

 

How to book? 

Follow the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supplementary-schools-conference-2018-tickets-51749084906?utm_term=eventurl_text

 

For more information please contact Javed Bashir on 01274-439385 or email javed.bashir@bradford.gov.uk

 

 

Keynote speakers: 

Dr Anthony Thorpe

Dr Anthony Thorpe is currently Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management in the School of Education, University of Roehampton, London. His research interests include the area of educational leadership and management including the role of middle leaders and leadership development programmes. A recent publication explored organizational sustainability and supplementary schools.

Mustafa Fields MBE

Mustafa Field MBE, Director of Faiths Forum for London, Former Director of Mosque & Imams National advisory board.  He was awarded an MBE in 2012 for his efforts in strengthen integration and social cohesion. He is a Fellow for the John Smith Trust and is involved in strengthening the rule of law and countering sectarianism.

 


Information

Published: 07/11/2018
Audience: All
Contact: Javed Bashir

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