The Centre for Multilingualism in Education (CMU), London Metropolitan University in collaboration with the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education (NRCSE) is holding a one-day conference which will: examine the role of community organisations in affecting pupils’ learning and the way they contribute to children’s academic achievement.
STOP PRESS – Supplementary schools booking in advance can bring up to three people on one £20 ticket. This includes lunch for three people and you can attend all the workshops between you! Book now.
With the conference we aim also to promote and disseminate:
- work of community groups and their partnerships with mainstream organisations relating to ethnic minority children’s educational attainment;
- research into community groups particularly those related to practice in supplementary schools
- partnership models between mainstream and community organisations for wider audience to achieve maximum impact.
The conference is of interest to:
- Practitioners in mainstream and supplementary schools
- Policy makers (Local and DfE and the Home Office)
- Academics and researchers (including undergraduate and postgraduate students)
- Community representatives
9.15 – 9.45 Registration and welcome
9.45 – 10.30 Keynote 1: Gail Tolley, Director, Children’s Services at Brent Council,
10.50 – 11.40 Parallel workshops (chose one of three)
1. Digital storytelling: university/supplementary school partnerships. J. Anderson & V. Macleroy and F. Khaled
2. Narrowing the Gap: local authority/supplementary school partnerships. J. Collins, F. Mall & J. Paxton – Barnet and Harrow; I. Syed – Milton Keynes
3. Community consortia: strength in partnership. Turkish Language and Culture Consortium and The UK Federation of Chinese Schools
11.45 – 12.30 Supplementary schools present their work: Axis Educational Trust, Elmwood Community Centre, Shpresa Albanian Programme, Edith Durham School, Hulya Turkish School, Vasil Levski Shkolo, Shishu Kishor and you!
13.30 – 14.15 Keynote 2: Prof. Li Wei, Chair of Applied Linguistics, Institute of Education
14.30- 15.40 Parallel sessions (chose two of five)
a. Migrant community experiences within mainstream education: A. Simon and A. Tereshchenko
b. Parental/community responses to children’s educational needs: A. Bell and D. Clennon
c. Growing up bilingually through innovative approaches: M. Datta and M. & C. Charalambous
d. Identity negotiation in supplementary school settings: V. Lytra
e. Creating settings for diversity in ‘Glocal’ communities: D. Blundell & S. Abegglen and M. Pinar
To book your place: http://communityconf.eventbrite.co.uk