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17:45 - 19:00 6 February 2018

What if… we really wanted to support schools facing the greatest challenge?


Jeffrey Hall | UCL Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner, Department for Education
Vic Goddard, Headteacher, Passmores Academy, Harlow
Lucy Heller, Chief Executive, Ark
Sam Freedman, Executive Director of Participant Impact and Delivery, Teach First
Chair: Becky Francis, Director, UCL Institute of Education

Some schools have made a name for themselves in performing ‘against the odds’, their pupils chalking up impressive achievements in national tests and exams. But still there remains a link between schools’ circumstances and their performance, and some glaring geographical disparities. Breaking that link has been a focal point for education policy and many high profile organisations in education over the past two decades. There are occasional signs of progress, but they have often been modest and faltering. How far can we get with school-based interventions, and are there any such interventions, existing or hypothetical, that we should pursue with greater vigour? Come and debate sector leaders’ views on which policies and interventions we should prioritise in order to cut through this problem once and for all, and what wider reforms would best help more schools in challenging circumstances.


Kate Thomas
02076126056 | ioe.events@ucl.ac.uk


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