The day began with an encouraging and frank opening from Adam, where he encouraged us all to be comfortable with feeling uncomfortable and to look at ourselves as change-makers.
This was followed by an inspiring keynote from Claire Birkenshaw. Claire inspired us all to think deeply, act with human kindness and think about ontological security, and the significant difference teachers must make to children and their sense of self and belonging.
The trainees were then able to attend two workshops delivered covering the following topics.
Claire Birkenshaw (Keynote)
Exploring the experiences of black and Global Majority teachers with Shonagh Reid
Disability and Intersectionality with Alex ToftSmall
Change Big Impact – adjusting our learning spaces so children can see and feel they are represented with Jo Venables
Building mental health and well being in schools with Sharon Cotterill
Being a woman in education and intersectional Identities with Azuraye Williams