Taking place: Alternating Wednesdays, 11am
During this challenging time, it is more important than ever to be part of a network; to have the space to talk to colleagues, hear what they are doing and share ideas.
Our WE Primary peer support network virtual meetings are designed to support you during this challenging time. They are an opportunity to learn with and from colleagues across the country during this fast-moving situation. They are based around schools sharing what they are doing that others might benefit from, and what they’re challenged by and would like others to feedback on.
WE are delighted to welcome Leslee Udwin for our WE Inspire Visit.
A former filmmaker and now campaigner for a system change in education, Leslee is no stranger to successful campaigns. Her film, ‘Who Bombed Birmingham?’, (starring John Hurt) for HBO and Granada TV, directly led to the release of the ‘Birmingham Six’ after 17 years of wrongful imprisonment. Her feature film, ‘East is East’ did much to promote tolerance and the celebration of diversity as between the Asian and British communities and has become a classic film taught in schools across Europe. Her documentary, ‘India’s Daughter’, has been critically acclaimed around the globe, won 32 awards and is recognised as having sparked a global movement to end violence against women and girls.
The searing insights yielded by the 2½ journey making “India’s Daughter”, led Leslee to found UK-and-US-based Not for Profit global education initiative “Think Equal”, of which she is also the Executive Chair. This early years education programme, the solution to the problem the film laid bare, is currently impacting 94,000+ children in 16 countries across 6 continents. Think Equal has been awarded the prestigious World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Award 2020 and has been selected as one of the HundrED Global Collection 2020 Most Innovative Innovations in K-12 Education.
Partners of Think Equal include UNICEF; UNESCO; Jeffrey Sachs’s Earth Institute and SDSN at Columbia University; the World Bank; the AC Milan Foundation; Montessori; the Institute for Healthy Minds (Wisconsin Madison University); Charter for Compassion; the Dalai Lama/Emory University’s SEE Curriculum; and the Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence.
WE Network Support for you
After the success of our WE Primary network supporting meetings last year, WE are continuing to host Zoom calls fortnightly, at 11am on Wednesdays for you to connect with colleagues, share ideas, and hear what others are doing to respond to common challenges.
Each week’s meeting will include an input and then opportunity for discussions/questions and a general catch up
To help schools collaborate and share ideas during this extraordinary time, all these virtual meetings available to all primary schools.