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Curriculum Update 1 – Equitable Education: What everyone working in education should know about closing the attainment gap – Sameena Choudry
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Recent events have highlighted the huge attainment gaps that exist for many pupils within the education system because of factors outside of their control. As the diversity of the pupil population increases, it is more important than ever to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding within the teaching profession around issues of equity and inclusion. The session will provide leaders with an understanding of the complex issues related to the attainment of key groups of pupils and practical strategies that can be deployed to address these gaps based on the book Equitable Education: What everyone working in education should know about closing the attainment gap for all pupils.
The session will provide an overview of the key headlines from the book with a particular focus on social class, gender, special educational needs and disabilities, as well as leadership. The session will take a stark look at the evidence and statistics, as well an overview of the key issues and considerations for each particular group, and signpost leaders to key resources and examples of good practice, along with case studies and points for reflection. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. Ultimately, the session will support leaders in addressing key school priorities for the forthcoming academic year and closing the attainment gap for pupils.
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About Sameena Choudry
Sameena Choudry is the founder of Equitable Education, an educational consultancy specialising in closing the attainment gap. She is also co-founder of #WomenEd, a grassroots movement for connecting existing and aspiring women leaders in education. She has worked as a teacher, lecturer, ITE tutor, examiner, senior leader, adviser and has had senior officer roles within four LAs. She is also a trained Ofsted inspector. Sameena has worked with hundreds of schools to improve educational outcomes for pupils with specific needs who, with additional support, can and do achieve highly. She has contributed to a number of publications and regularly speaks at educational conferences on issues relating to equality, diversity and social justice.