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For the CPD, conversations and connections which could change your career in teaching, JOIN US at the first IncludEd North conference!

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IncludEd North asks the hardest questions in the profession:

  • Why do less than 5% of excluded pupils pass English and maths GCSE?
  • How can my classroom support pupils who have experienced trauma?
  • Can my school's behaviour policy really impact youth crime?

We want answers. Do you?

On Saturday 9th November The Difference and our media partners TES host a new kind of teacher conference at Sheffield Park Academy.

We bring together expert practitioners, bright minds and those willing to think differently. Together, we convene the CPD, conversations and connections which could change your practice - or even your career. Join us.

You can see the whole programme here.

9.30am - Registration & coffee

10am - Keynote: Student Stories A young person's voice opens the conference, grounding our day in the reality of school exclusion for a young person, and the transformatory power of a teacher in changing someone's life story.

10.15 - Keynote: Baroness Estelle Morris Still the only teacher to have become Secretary of State for Education, Estelle Morris is a loved educationalist dedicated to our profession. Currently in the Lords and leading an All Party Parliamentary Group for Social Mobility, Estelle shares her perspective on school exclusion across her career and the urgency today in addressing this growing challenge.

10.45 - Welcome: Kiran Gill, CEO of The Difference We open the day with an overview of the conference and the issue we're here to tackle - rising school exclusion of the most vulnerable learners

11.15 - MORNING WORKSHOPS x2

School leader journeys Schools Week journalist Laura McInerney interviews school leaders Astrid Schon, Terry Grego, Irene Ogunseitan & Lucie Lakin. The peaks, pits and pivots of becoming a school leader prioritising inclusion.Trauma-aware practice into the classroom The Difference Programme Director Shaun Brown facilitates a session exploring How does trauma affect behaviour? And what can change in classrooms when we know this?

Reframing blame: enabling teachers to recognise & respond to exploitation Children's Society's Lucy Belcher & Craig Grady helps teachers understand Who is at risk of grooming, and what are schools doing in response?

Achieving the unexpected / Finding our Why? Headteacher Stephen Steinhaus explains to Assistant Head & Difference Leader Ellie Doyle how his school is Helping students at risk of exclusion to achieve, thanks to understanding of best practice from Canada; and implementation matched to local context.

Regulate, Relate, Think: Learning from Sheffield's trailblazer mental health in schools project Dr Zoe Brownlie shares what the Healthy Minds project is doing to Improve whole-school approaches to emotional resilience, using learning from the NHS.

What does research-based inclusion look like in practice? School leaders Belinda Logan & Ali Bellaby explain how Right to Succeed has helped school leaders engage with evidence-based interventions in Blackpool. What does the research teach us about inclusion practice?

Slipping out of the system: Where do our vulnerable pupils go? Education researchers Jo Hutchinson (Education Policy Institute), Philip Nye (Education Datalab) and Cath Murray (Centre for Social Justice). Chaired by Kiran Gill, CEO of The DIfference and Research Fellow at think tank IPPR the panel discuss the patters in how pupils are excluded, what happens to them next; and how schools policy is responding.

1pm - Lunch provided - networking over the sarnies

1.25 - LUNCHTIME PANEL: The role of a school leader - changing the story for the most vulnerable children Kiran Gill highlights case studies of best practice from inspiring sector leaders: Sam Twiselton of Sheffield Hallam and the Chartered College; Leanne Camaish secondary headteacher of Aspire pupil referral unit in Rotherham; Alison Kriel former primary school head and strategic leader of WomenEd; and Lucie Lakin headteacher of Wetherby High School in Leeds.

2.20 - AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS x 2

Innovative approaches to keeping children safe PC Bloodworth (S Yorkshire police), Marcus Isman-Egal & Goanna Barnett (EPIC Doncaster) share with Difference Leader Ada Gokay the way in which they have been Working with schools to reduce criminal exploitation and youth offending.

School turnaround on the highest difficulty setting Executive Headteachers Dave Whitaker & Mark Vickers share with Kiran Gill The process of school improvement in schools serving excluded learners - where the challenges are higher, but so are the rewards for the children who benefit most from a transformational education.

Schools that make The Difference Headteachers Astrid Schon & Cathy Stygal share the pedagogy in their large inner-city PRUs and why they have hired Difference Leaders into their schools. They explain What mainstream can learn from AP schools for excluded pupils, and vice versa.

Using literacy & storytelling to improve empathy Teachers Abigail Maw and Chris Rowbotham share their approaches to building empathy via curriculum design, with Difference Leader Elizabeth Denton.

AP innovation funding: what we do and how it works AP Innovation Fund winners The Tutor Trust & TLC discuss the Right Angle Project and how it is improving outcomes in their partner schools by triangulating therapy and tutoring!

Low exclusions and high staff morale? School leader Tom Shaw talks with The Difference's Shaun Brown about How a whole-school approach to relationships, safeguarding and learning can change the need for exclusion.

A culture of crew XP Doncaster share their unique school model, focused on project-based learning, progression to employment and recognising every child's talents.

3.40pm - CLOSING Making The Difference in 2019 CEO Kiran Gill closes the conference, with an interactive session in the hall. How will you be making The Difference this year?

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