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Teacher CPD – Representation in the primary arts curriculum

The course provides a safe and supportive environment to explore sensitive issues of ‘race’, racism, and representation with a focus on arts and culture. The four live zoom sessions and supporting materials will equip you with the knowledge and tools to implement whole school approaches to anti-racism and diversify your arts curriculum, so that your […]

ACT Teaching Citizenship Conference 2023

Climate Empowerment – the role of Citizenship and Personal Development Teachers This year’s conference theme is Climate Empowerment – the role of Citizenship and Personal Development Teachers. This draws on the term adopted by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to denote their most recent priorities for education announced at COP27. ACT’s Teaching Citizenship […]

Tranquiliti event – Achieving systemic change

This in-person event (Location TBC) will draw some of the leading voices in the space to discuss what it will take to shift the dial around student wellbeing.  Consisting of a panel discussion and break-out workshops from specialists in different fields, we will be speaking openly about the challenges faced in schools and share some […]

Tranquiliti event – Building a culture for wellbeing

Organisations in other sectors have had significant success in developing cultures that support wellbeing, and there is much that schools can learn from their work. This online workshop will include case studies of best practice and data from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace survey, the UK’s largest annual survey of what works in workplace wellbeing. Presented by […]

Tranquiliti event – Listening to the voice of young people

Hosted by Alex Atherton, former Headteacher and Leadership Coach, this online discussion will give space to a panel of young people to speak about the importance and value of students being listened to in schools and beyond. This session will focus on: What it means to listen to the voice of young people The benefits […]

Mentor development in a rapidly changing world: how can we invest in mentoring today, to most effectively support the teachers of tomorrow?

The Chartered College of Teaching and the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) are partnering to raise awareness of, advocate, and promote their sector-leading mentor development initiatives. The collaboration sees the Chartered College provide formal recognition of NASBTT’s Mentor Development Modules for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers, as meeting the high standards set by […]

How to turn schools into hubs of social and emotional learning

This Q&A webinar will discuss how to help students develop skills such as curiosity, creativity and empathy to ensure they can succeed in school, work and life. The discussion follows new results from the international Survey on Social and Emotional Skills on important building blocks to establishing effective social and emotional education. Speakers include: • […]

Decolonial and anti-racist perspectives in teacher training and education curricula in England and Wales: The Curriculum Journal Special Issue

Drawing on their work as teacher educators, schoolteachers, and school leaders, contributing authors, the Curriculum Journal’s editorial team and guest speaker Dr Marlon Moncrieffe will explore and reflect on current practices and on future directions for teacher training and education around decolonial and anti-racist perspectives in England, Wales and beyond. This seminar will also include […]

The professional role of the SENCo in quality educational improvement

This webinar seeks to cast light on the potential impact the recommendations set out within the SEND Green Paper and the consequent policy implications may have for the SENCo role. We hope that by looking beneath the rhetoric and considering the role from both a practitioner and parental perspective schools will be more informed and […]

Playful Learning and Curriculum

Play has a vital role in helping us live happy and healthy lives. Engaging the imagination in playful learning is crucial in helping us make sense of things, and in fostering the creativity and innovation that are so essential in addressing the complexities of our contemporary world. The experiences of schools and families following Covid-19 […]

Well Schools Research Launch Event

Join Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of Schools and Colleges (ASCL) and a selection of Senior Leaders in Education on Tuesday 21 March 4-5.30pm, as we launch the findings of the Well School research project conducted by the University of Manchester Hear first-hand what is working in education to improve the health and […]

Ethics and Practitioner Research

This is also an opportunity to review your own research as part of a deliberative, ongoing and iterative process and to find the right approach for you. We will be hearing from established researchers and everyone present will have the opportunity to ask questions or share their ideas with the panel. Professor Sarah Parsons will […]

IncludEd Conference

What is IncludEd and who is it for? Since its inception in 2018, our IncludEd conference has brought The Difference’s community together. It has become the gateway for a national network of teachers, school leaders, and wider practitioners to access best practice, share learning, and seek out support that grows inclusive schools and improves outcomes […]

Froebel Trust Autumn Lecture, presented by the Matsena brothers “Telling stories about radical change and belonging”

This year’s Froebel Trust Autumn Lecture will be presented by the Matsena brothers. ‘Telling stories about radical change and belonging’ Anthony and Kel Matsena were born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and brought up in Swansea. They have become acclaimed choreographers and performers – and set up the award-winning dance company, Matsena Productions. Together Anthony and Kel have […]

CAER Ask the Experts webinar: School-based Physical Activity

Greater than 70% of all children in westernised high-income countries fail to achieve the recommended threshold of 60 min of daily physical activity. As a consequence, many children suffer from the detrimental impacts of poor physical, social and emotional health which, in turn, negatively impact their educational outcomes. To address this issue, schools are recommended […]

Maths Anxiety in Teachers

Maths Anxiety in Teachers “Are we giving our teachers adequate training in the teaching of maths?” Rescheduled date:  Wednesday 30th November 2022 at 6.30pm Harvey Goodwin Suite, Church House, Great Smith St, London, SW1P 3AZ At this Summit, Professor Margaret Brown, President of the Maths Anxiety Trust will briefly present findings from a YouGov survey […]

Addiction & Substance Use – Ask The Expert

This FREE ‘Ask the Expert’ online event is exclusively for Teachers, and offers insights into the latest evidence-base around anxiety in children & adolescents. They are brought to you as part of an exciting new partnership between The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) and Coram Life Education (CLE), two charities who are dedicated to making a […]

LET’S GET TOGETHER! The Rethinking Education Conference 2022

THIS CONFERENCE IS BOTH ONLINE AND FACE-TO-FACE OPTION 1: Buy a ticket to the face-to-face conference in London on Sat 17th September. This includes access to the online conference. OPTION 2: Buy a ticket for online conference only. These are donation-based, so you can pay what you can afford. See here for the 32-page programme for the […]

NALDIC 30 Conference 2022 ‘Every Teacher is a Language Teacher’

At NALDIC’s 30th annual conference, we are celebrating three decades of working collaboratively with practitioners, academics and policy makers to support multilingualism and raise the achievement of EAL learners. At the heart of this 30th-anniversary conference, we will be engaging in discussions around how language is at the centre of every classroom interaction, and that […]