Education and Poverty: Identifying and Reducing the Barriers

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Working together to identify the impacts of poverty and reduce the barriers that poverty presents, within an educational framework. The target audience are early years, children’s centres, head teachers (primary & secondary) and senior education leaders.

Keynote Speakers
Dr Diane Reay
Emeritus Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Cambridge.
Her most recent book Miseducation: Inequality, Education and the Working Classes Policy Press, 2017 will form the basis of her keynote.


Martin Lennon
Head of Public Affairs at Children’s Commissioner's Office.


Tuesday 2nd July 2019 10:00am - 4:15pm
(registration from 9:00am)
Leeds Trinity University, Horsforth, LS18 5HD

Workshop details
Workshop 1 — Chris Dyson (Parklands Primary)
How love, respect and having high expectations can take the most vulnerable school with the largest deprivation into the highest performing school in four years. Using the carrot as opposed to the stick, putting the child at the centre of everything, to gain an Outstanding from Ofsted.

Workshop 2 — Amelia Gunn (Children & Families)
We are revolutionising how Leeds tackles the impact of poverty. This workshop will be run by a panel of ‘experts by experience’ - children, young people and parents who are working with Children & Families to change the narrative around the way poverty is understood, discussed and tackled.

Workshop 3 — Luke Bramhall (Children North

Poverty Proofing the School Day is a programme and ethos that responds to these critical levels of poverty by hearing the experience of the school day from all children in a school. This workshop will explore this learning and consider how we can poverty proof our classrooms and our schools.

Workshop 4 — Amanda Nuttall (Leeds Trinity University)
Amanda is an Academic Group Lead – Primary at Leeds Trinity University. This workshop will focus on what research tells us about what works in terms of supporting children from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed.

Tickets £150 per delegate which includes lunch. A subsidised rate of £90 is available to Leeds maintained schools or Leeds academies. Block bookings of 10 delegates for schools / other LA’s outside of Leeds can be made at a subsidised rate.
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Published: 16/05/2019
Audience: early years, children’s centres, head teachers (primary & secondary) and senior education leader
Contact: Bradford Opportunity Area

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