When we belong: how can we move towards spaces of inclusion?

Fellowship Event

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Holly Lodge High School, B67 7JG Smethwick,

  • Education
  • Accessibility & inclusion

In our workplaces, schools, in the arts, and in so many domains of society, we are seeing a growing emphasis on inclusion. But what are the practical steps we can take towards more inclusive cultures, where all of us can thrive? And what are the consequences when we get it wrong?

Join us at the historic Holly Lodge school, a listed building, to hear honest stories of inclusion in action: the challenges, the successes - and the failures. Speakers include:

  • Rebecca Richardson-Power FRSA, Assistant Headteacher at Holly Lodge, on the consequence of not being included
  • A Holly Lodge A-level student on what inclusion has meant to her
  • Richard Hayhow FRSA from Open Theatre on his work with young people with learning disabilities within special school, community, and professional contexts and what it's taught him about segregation and inclusion
  • Hannah Breeze FRSA, Researcher on the RSA Education Team, on the RSA’s work on school exclusions

We will also open space to share our own experiences of inclusion and exclusion, and to connect with others for open discussion and, hopefully, for action. Refreshments will be provided.

This event is free to attend and open to Fellows, friends, and colleagues interested in supporting the work of the RSA.  

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We’re asking all attendees of events to be respectful of personal space, to be mindful of others’ preferences in regard to social distancing and to respect those that are wearing face coverings. 

To participate in the event, you will need to register for a ticket so we can make sure we have an up-to-date list of those who plan on attending. This is for capacity purposes.   

We request that all attendees evaluate their own health and that of those they’re in close contact with. We encourage all attendees that are sick or showing symptoms of illness to stay home and to cancel your Eventbrite ticket if you are no longer able to join the event.   

Given the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, please always check your latest national Government guidance in addition to following our baseline guidance enclosed here. If guidelines do change, the event may be cancelled at short notice. 

If you have any questions, or to let us know of any access requirements or reasonable adjustments you require, please email: [email protected] 

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