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School of Education Centenary Series of Seminars: Born to Fail

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Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm
Venue: Lawley Lecture Theatre, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Sonia Blandford, CEO, Achievement for All

School of Education Centenary Series of Seminars: Born to Fail

The University's School of Education is hosting a seminar about inequality in Britain. The session will tackle issues such as what have we learned - and failed to learn - about the working class in Britain, what is the meaning of true social mobility, and what could the potential impact of this concept be on society as a whole?

The seminar is delivered by ​Professor Sonia Blandford.

Professor Blandford who was born into poverty in the 1950s is now Founder and CEO of Achievement for All and one of the UK's leading practitioners of education. She is passionate about raising aspirations and improving the attainment of all children and young people regardless of their background or need, and was named in the 2016 Debrett's list of the Top 500 Most Influential People in the UK. Professor Blandford is currently a trustee of the new Chartered College of Teaching, and calls for MPs, policy makers and the wider society to take action in her commonsense manifesto 'Born to Fail? Social Mobility: A Working Class View'.

 

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: FHSCE Events Team
Tel: 0208 725 4735
Email: HSCE-events@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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