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SSAT National Conference 2019 - Fighting for Deep Social Justice

The fight for social justice is already a reality in our schools.

Even though it’s not your job, we know you do it anyway. Come together at this year’s National Conference to celebrate and share the transformational work you are already doing in your schools to remove barriers to learning; and go even deeper to collectively enact real societal change.

Deep social justice is all about the individual student, and by focusing on the four deeps – learning, experience, support and leadership, this conference will give school leaders practical ideas and strategies to take back into school that will help the achievement – and enhance the aspirations and outcomes of every young person – whatever their background. This is the practical manifestation of deep social justice in our schools.

Hear from social mobility expert Dr Lee Elliot Major OBE about what schools can – and can’t – do to promote social mobility and social justice. Discover how schools across the network are using SSAT’s four deeps to personalise the education experience of more students, more fully, than ever before. Dr Efrat Furst’s main stage session on deep learning will expose the science of learning and the neurology that underpins the learning process. Get involved in the panel debate about what the essential experiences are that young people need, and make your voice heard in a conversation about the type of leadership required to put social justice at the heart of our schools. And, back by popular demand, David Lammy, the patron of the Fighting for Deep Social Justice campaign.

Continuing on the second day, understand how you, as a school leader, can become an agent of change through personal activism with Carmel McConnell, author of Change activist: make big things happen fast. Pick up top tips for how to engage parents with inclusion expert Daniel Sobel; and find out how to get mental health and wellbeing right for everyone in your school with Nina ‘Ninja’ Jackson. These inspiring main stage sessions will be complemented by practical workshops led by schools that are already leading change to effect social justice.

With the collective weight of new alliances formed, return to school inspired, reenergised and ready to fight for deep social justice as we move into a new decade.

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