Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival 2017: Tackling educational disadvantage through innovative place-based initiatives
|Dates:||7 November 2017|
|Times:||14:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Forum|
|Organiser:||School of Environment, Education and Development|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, General public|
This event is for those working in schools, local authorities, and third sector organisations to tackle educational disadvantage in their local areas. It warmly invites participants to take part in a research-informed debate about how schools and their partners can begin to re-shape the education system in particular places in more equitable ways.
It will be led by Dr Kirstin Kerr and Prof Mel Ainscow, who will share their research on innovative place-based developments which are working to tackle educational disadvantage.
Case studies will be used to explore possibilities for:
- school-led approaches, including many types of local area-based alliances
- local authority-led approaches, working to create new kinds of partnership arrangements
- third sector involvement, including charities bringing specialist expertise to schools in disadvantaged places.
A panel of influential figures from the Greater Manchester school system – bringing perspectives from the primary and secondary sectors, and from system-wide reform efforts – will then open the debate. Confirmed panel members are:
- Patsy Kane, Executive Head teacher, The Education and Leadership Trust
- Sue Spiteri, Executive Head teacher, Children of Success Schools Trust
- Margaret Woodhouse, Chair of the Greater Manchester Learning Partnership.
There will be opportunities for open debate and discussion around issues including:
- the possibilities suggested by different types of place-based initiatives
- where the necessary leadership and coordination for these initiatives can come from
- the conditions needed to support such developments and how these might be achieved
- recommendations for policy and practice.
The event marks the launch of the latest in a series of reports on equity in the English education system, established by the Centre for Equity in Education at The University of Manchester. After the event, the key issues debated and recommendations discussed will be published in a blog post.
Tea/coffee will be available from 13.30.
There are a limited number of places available at this event. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To register for a free ticket, go to:
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