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As part of LGBTQ+ History Month, all student teachers studying our postgraduate teaching courses recently attended a conference addressing inequalities in education.

The day consisted of a series of workshops hosted by guest speakers and various members of staff from the School of Education, which covered topics such as:

  • Supporting Neurodivergent Females
  • Effective inclusion – best practice
  • Equality issues and religion
  • Gypsy, Traveller and Romany
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ learners
  • Supporting Children with Physical needs
  • Pupils with anxiety and anorexia issues
  • Talking about Race, Racism and Decolonising the curriculum

The day started with two keynote lectures with an Introduction: Equality and Fundamental British Values with Gabrielle Rowles (History PGCE course leader), followed by, PSHE Across the Curriculum with Nancy Meaker (Professional Tutor from Patcham High School.

Other guest speakers on the day also included headteachers and staff from our partnership schools, the Hampshire County Council Inclusion team, The Red Balloon Specialist Therapeutic Provision and Fatima Elizabeth Cates Phrontistery.

The conference encouraged students to take part in discussions and share information as well as participate in hands-on activities to learn, try out and evaluate classroom strategies.

Bhav Prajapat said “Inclusion is important for all teachers to know about and act upon. Teachers need to be aware of and understand how to embed and develop strategies to ensure everyone is treated fairly, with equality of opportunity to succeed on their chosen path.

”This conference allows our trainees an opportunity to explore, question and develop their own practice for inclusion in their own classes.”

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Christina Camm • February 8, 2024


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