Visiting speaker Professor Sonia Blandford - Founder and CEO of Achievement for All - will join us to discuss Special Educational Needs and Disability policy.
Biscuits and Banquets: All Children Can Achieve
Professor Sonia Blandford is Founder and CEO of Achievement for All and one of the UK's leading practitioners of education. Sonia is passionate about raising the aspirations and improving the attainment of all children and young people regardless of their background or need. She was named this year in Debrett's list of the Top 500 Most Influential People in the UK.
In her talk she will be focusing on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) policy.
“What we have demonstrated is that having high aspirations for learners with SEND is not just wishful thinking, it's very real. By supporting high quality teaching and learning, involving parents every step of the way, and working on behaviour, attendance, and bullying, these children can perform just as well as their peers - better even.” - Sonia
To join in discussions and hear from Sonia, please book your place at the top of this page.
Any questions, email the network lead, John Bayley FRSA: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Romney Room, The RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ
Sonia began her career as a music teacher and has worked in primary and secondary schools across the UK. She has been actively involved in creating and sustaining seven charities that continue to provide educational, social, and artistic opportunities for local and national communities including The Corsham Windband Association (1981 - Founder), Teach First (2002 - Founding Ambassador), and National Orchestra for All (2011 - Founding Adviser).
Inequality in Education Network
The Inequality in Education Network aims to provide high quality presenters from the education or political worlds and use them to lead discussion on an aspect of the drivers of unequal outcomes in education in England.
Network Lead: John Bayley