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Inclusion, literacy and knowledge: Tackling disadvantage in secondaries thr...

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Inspiration Trust Curriculum Centre

256 Hall Road

Norwich

NR1 2PW

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This course inverts some common assumptions about inclusion. Taking a long-term and holistic view of the school curriculum, we will examine how specialised, academic knowledge that is taught in various subjects disciplines can plug the ever-widening gap between the vocabulary of the disadvantaged pupil and that of the more socio-economically advantaged.

Why might more (and better) RE in Year 7, history in Year 8 or music in Year 9 enable a disadvantaged pupil to excel in English Language and English Literature at GCSE?

What kind of thoroughness in music, modern languages or Latin is necessary in Year 7 if disadvantaged pupils are to have the same chance as their more advantaged peers of joining a Music A Level course 5 years later, or securing a place in a top university to read science or English?

The course shows participants how to engage in curricular theorising that draws on a range of research into literacy and disadvantage. It makes the case that all senior leaders need to engage in in-depth reflection on the structure, content and tradition of subject disciplines.

Who should attend?

All secondary teachers and leaders, especially senior school or trust leaders responsible for teaching, learning, curriculum, raising attainment and pupil premium.

The tutor

Christine Counsell is director of education at the Inspiration Trust. Her career includes 10 years of classroom teaching and leadership, work as a local authority adviser (primary and secondary), early years lecturing in ITT, two decades of teacher training and development at the University of Cambridge and extensive national and international work advising on curriculum issues with teachers, scholars and policy-makers. Christine has published widely, including academic papers, practical guides and classroom resources and has extensive experience of primary and secondary whole-school inset especially in literacy and knowledge.

Summer Turner is subject specialist leader for English at the Inspiration Trust. She has spent the last eight years teaching in state comprehensive schools in London where she has held positions as Head of English and Director of Teaching and Learning. Summer recently published a book on curriculum and assessment design with Bloomsbury, and is a renowned speaker and blogger on curriculum, assessment, CPD and leadership.

Booking discounts

Staff at schools in Norfolk and north Suffolk can claim a 50% discount on course costs - simply use the ANGLIA promotional code when booking.

Inspiration Teaching School Alliance partners qualify for priority booking and a 70% discount on course costs; please contact your school for your promotional code.

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256 Hall Road

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NR1 2PW

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