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Webinar: Dame Rachel de Souza “The Big Answer”

This presentation outlines "The Big Answer", a vision for children's full potential.

In this webinar recording Dame Rachel de Souza shares her vision for her work as Children’s Commissioner, the experience of conducting “The Big Ask, The Big Answer” and her immediate plans going forward.

‘The Big Ask’ was the biggest ever consultation with children undertaken in this country. The survey ran from April 19th to May 28th 2021 and asked children across England to set out their priorities for improving childhood post-COVID-19.

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Dame Rachel de Souza, is the Children’s Commissioner for England.  The Children’s Commissioner promotes and protects the rights of children, standing up for their views and interests and acting as their ‘eyes and ears’ across government.  Dame Rachel is a nationally recognised educator and advocate for improving the life chances of disadvantaged children.  Before her appointment as Children’s Commissioner, she led two schools from failing to outstanding, before founding and leading the Inspiration Trust, a family of fourteen schools in East Anglia.  The Trust was twice ranked as the nation’s top group of comprehensive schools based on pupil progress at GCSE. She was made a Dame in 2014 for services to education.

Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, a Professional Body that seeks to raise teacher status through celebrating, supporting and connecting teachers to provide expert teaching and leadership.  Prior to joining the Chartered College, Dame Alison was Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School in Hertfordshire.  Her career to date has spanned Primary, Secondary and advisory roles. She is an Honorary Fellow of Queens College Cambridge and UCL, a Visiting Professor of both the University of Hertfordshire and Glyndŵr University and a trustee for Big Change.  Her research is published in a series of books about Learning without Limits offering an alternative approach to inclusive school improvement.

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