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Hear from Sameena Choudry, Rachel Macfarlane and Professor Dame Alison Peacock as they talk about the core priorities that leaders and individual class teachers need to attend to in pursuit of greater equity through a range of practical strategies proven to work in schools.

This event is suitable for early years, primary and secondary colleagues. All are welcome to attend.

Sameena Choudry

Author of Equitable Education: What everyone working in education should know about closing the attainment gap for all pupils, 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 and was the youngest and first female Asian Justice of the Peace in her hometown.


Rachel Macfarlane

Author of Obstetrics for Schools: A Guide To Eliminating Failure And Ensuring The Safe Delivery Of All Learners, Rachel Macfarlane is the Director of Education Services at Herts for Learning. From 2007 until 2018 she was a National Leader of Education, serving as Headteacher of three contrasting schools over a sixteen year period. In 2011 Rachel joined Ark Schools to set up a new co-educational, all-through academy for 4-18 year olds in Ilford, East London. This was judged to be outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in 2014 and again in 2018. From 2009-2018 Rachel was Project Director of The London Leadership Strategy’s Going For Great (G4G) Programme, which involved working with leaders of outstanding schools to share good practice and produce case studies for dissemination to London schools.


Dame Alison Peacock

Prior to becoming CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching, Professor Dame Alison Peacock was Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School in Hertfordshire. Her career to date has spanned primary, secondary and advisory roles. In 2018, she became an Honorary Fellow of Queen’s College, Cambridge, one of the first ever female Fellows admitted. She is also a Visiting Professor of both the University of Hertfordshire and Glyndwr University. Alison has also written and spoken extensively about the need to reduce labelling and increase opportunities for all learners.


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Event date
July 6, 2021
Event time
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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Event organiser
Chartered College of Teaching