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Raising the Educational Achievement of Pakistani Boys in Birmingham
Mon 20 March 2017, 09:30 – 11:30 GMT
Please note parking is not available on site, however free parking is available at Selly Oak train station, B29 6DP (10 min walk)
Audience: Senior Leaders, staff responsible for Raising Achievement and Governors.
Cost: Free to BEP members (£75 non-members)
All of us are concerned about closing gaps, and we all know how important it is that schools address the under achievement of particular groups. In Birmingham, Pakistani heritage learners are the largest group (22%) after white British pupils (28%). Last summer’s results also gave us more reasons to be concerned about the gender gap as it widens.
BEP is therefore glad to be presenting this rich two hour mix of practical help and thought provoking challenge as we draw on four of the highest achieving schools in the city alongside the recent findings of a PhD research project carried out by Pakistani academic Karamat Iqbal.
We would like to invite all school leaders to this event looking at how schools address the following areas;
- Levels of time and resources spent addressing specific issues/dealing with deficits and mining for strengths
- Going the extra mile with parents, children and communities
- The place of faith
- Deliberate changes made, or lines held or asserted
- What remains in the too difficult to resolve/unsure box?
In response to schools, Karamat Iqbal (author of Dear Birmingham: A Conversation with my Hometown) will comment on the themes noted above in light of his recent research on the achievement of Pakistani boys in Birmingham.
9.30am: Open, Tim Boys, BEP CEO
9.35am: Engagement and relationship building, Ark St Albans Academy
9.55am: High expectation support and additionality, Aston Manor Academy
10.15am: The Learning Experience, Nelson Mandela Primary school
10.35am: Making the most of governors & being explicit about faith issues, Christchurch C.E. Primary School
10.55am: An academic response, Kamarat Iqbal
11.15am: Final discussion, Richard Sudworth, Chair of Governors Christ Church C.E Primary school
11.25am: Close, Richard Sudworth, Chair of Governors Christ Church C.E Primary school