Where: Zoom meeting
Who is it for: Whole Education Trust leaders
Cost: Included in WE Trust membership
Register: You should have received the invitation by email. Get in touch if you have not been sent it.
This event is for WE Trust members and friends only. If you are interested in the event and are not a trust member, you are welcome to get in touch.
As we emerge from the pandemic and life returns to “normal”, what will this mean for the inclusion agenda, and how could or should we adapt our practice to ensure ALL children can thrive in their learning?
You will explore with peers…
- What do we really mean by inclusion and is the language and/or practice we use to define inclusion a barrier to success?
- How do we navigate change within a landscape of accountability?
- What would the education system look like if it worked well for all learners, including the most vulnerable?
- WE Intro – James Pope (5 mins)
- Input from Nicola Crossley (20 mins)
- Facilitated discussion around Key questions (60 mins). Please come prepared to share your view!
- Summary and Close – James Pope (5 mins)
Dr Nicola Crossley
Dr Nicola Crossley, Director of Inclusion, whose experience, in excess of 20 years, spans primary, secondary, mainstream and specialist provision. Her role at Astrea Academy Trust involves working with schools to enhance the learning experience for all vulnerable learners; however, her specialist interest areas are Autism and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). She is a trained Pupil Premium Reviewer and MAT SEND Reviewer.
She has previous experience as a Consultant Principal to two Special Academies, as a School Inspector, and has written and led leadership development training for middle and senior leaders in Primary, Secondary and Special education in England, Wales and Jersey. She is the co-author of Inclusion: A Principled Guide for School Leaders, published by Routledge, as part of the NASEN Spotlight series.
Nicola has contributed to the development of the Whole School SEND MAT Review Guide and was a recent member of the DfE roundtable to improve the availability and use of SEND data and a member of the ‘Task and Finish’ group for the development of the Early Career Framework from a SEND perspective. She is currently a Council member for ASCL (Association of School and College Leaders), a member of the Ethics, Inclusion and Equalities Committee, the national SEND representative and Chair of the Women Leaders’ Network.
The Trust Influence Forum
The WE Trust Influence Forum provides you with the space and time to collectively influence each other and the system and become a powerful, positive voice for the change you want to see in education.
WE trust leaders have significant influence over the educational provision and experience of many thousands of young people, their parents and their communities. Furthermore you influence the education profession within your communities and across your networks.
WE believe it is crucial that trusts and their leaders can inform the wider conversation about the future of education in the country. Too often the wisdom and knowledge of schools and trusts is not heard in the debate.
WE amplify your influential voices. You will lead our network’s future thinking and policy positions. Through regular, virtual and face-to-face group discussions, you will have the chance to discuss these challenges and make representations to the key influential groups in the education system.
You will be a positive, collective voice providing whole education solutions to the current education debates in England.
Register your place
The Trust Influence Forums are part of the Leading a Whole Education in Trust programme. If you would like to attend this event or discover more about our Trust offer, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org