Professor Sonia Blandford, CEO of Achievement for All and one of the UK’s leading practitioners of education, will be hosting a clinic at this year’s Academies Show.
Sonia will be on hand throughout the day for ten minute sessions so that teachers can discuss leadership and learning issues including parent and carer engagement, anti-bullying, closing the gap, and special educational needs or disabilities.
Sonia founded the charity Achievement for All five years ago and is one of the country’s leaders on improving the education and aspirations of children and young people with needs, challenges and disadvantage. A practitioner Sonia is editor of Every Child Journal, adviser to the DfE on Pupil Premium and author of 150 articles and books and is among the 2016 Women of the Year.
Appointments for Sonia’s clinic will be held strictly on a first come, first served basis at the Achievement for All stand - E90 at the Academies Show on 23rd November 2016.
Sonia said: “I am delighted to be able to offer these complimentary clinics to provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss any issues they are currently facing or any concerns they may have, related to improving outcomes for all children and young people, and supporting teachers and leaders.
“As a charity, Achievement for All exists to support teachers in improving the outcomes for all children and young people. These one to one sessions at the Academies Show are designed to be a support tool for all schools, regardless of whether or not they are from an Achievement for All school.”
As well as the clinic sessions, Sonia will be speaking at the Academies Show’s new interactive exhibition feature – the Hot Seat interview zone. At 2pm she will be discussing whether the country’s education system is on the right track to closing the achievement gap, a key focus of Achievement for All.
Award-winning education charity Achievement for All provides programmes to schools, colleges and early years settings via a unique, bespoke coaching model supported by an extensive on-line community, designed to raise the educational outcomes and overall wellbeing of all children and young people, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, looked-after children and children and young people vulnerable to poor outcomes.
Since 2011, the charity has worked with 4,000 settings, schools and colleges in England and Wales, with over 170,000 children and young people directly benefitting from the programme.