Distinguished speakers will focus on the theme ‘Achievement for All’ at a symposium held on Wednesday 20 November from 9:15 to 13:30 at the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering.

The symposium is aimed at promoting dialogue and action in Greater Manchester on the importance of educational achievement and access for all learners.

The free symposium will be opened by Deputy Vice Chancellor, Dr Kondal Reddy Kandadi, and will consist of keynote speeches and five masterclasses to choose from.

The day will discuss the following topics,

  • Professor David Hopkins, Chair of Educational Leadership at the University’s masterclass: ‘Powerful Learning and Instructional Rounds in Bolton Secondary Schools’
  • Professor Sonia Blandford, Founder and CEO, Achievement for All Charity’s masterclass: ‘Social Mobility – Chance or Choice’
  • Dr Pam Tatlow, Former CEO of MillionPlus’s keynote speech: ‘Promoting Equity Through Higher Education’
  • Dr Duncan Cross, Associate Teaching Professor and Operational Lead for Education, University of Bolton’s masterclass: ‘Matching and Managing Expectations’
  • Dr Sarah Telfer and Dr Claire Higgins, Associate Teaching Professor and Senior Lecturer – Education at the University’s masterclass: ‘Draw me, Show me, Tell me – Using Drawings and Stories as a Pedagogic Research Tool’
  • Hilda Koon and Dr Vance Adair, Vice Principal and Head of Quality at Manchester College’s masterclass: ‘Hospitality at the Threshold – Derrida, Pedagogy and Difference.’

There will also be panel discussions in the afternoon on various education sectors involving Kevan Naughton, Head of The Valley Primary School; Karen Westsmith, Director of Adult and HE at Bolton College; Paul Hodgkinson, Bolton Impact Trust and Dr Baroness Newlove, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Widening Participation from the University of Bolton.

For more information and to book tickets, please visit: https://www.bolton.ac.uk/events/achievement-for-all-symposium



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