We are hosting an Embracing Diversity Conference on integrated communities at Blackburn Central High School on Monday 7th January 2019, from 8:30am to 1:30pm.
This conference will equip delegates to understand the components of integrated communities, to gather best practice and to take away practical tools for use in any organisation.
Together we will unpick the factors affecting integration and the Government’s approach to strengthening integrated communities.
There will be sharing of best practice from across the country, and an exploration of the five national integration areas, of which Blackburn with Darwen is one.
Finally we will provide the tools and information that will help remove the barriers that exist within communities, create a vision of an integrated community, and identify the next steps needed to implement action.
Government Approaches to Growing the National Integration Strategy
Penny Hobman – Deputy Director, Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Successful Integration within the Borough
Harry Catherall – Chief Executive, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Delegates may choose to attend any three of the following workshops:
The Local Perspective
Steven Nesbit – MHCLG Integration Area Lead in Blackburn with Darwen
Steven will share an insight into the work that has taken place in Blackburn with Darwen since the area based integration programme began.
Schools Linking – A Practical Session for Classroom Teachers
Linda Cowie – Director of The Linking Network
A guide to difficult conversations, expectations on British values and SMSC in the classroom, plus resources to trial and information on The Linking Network.
We also Served – Exploring Identity and Facing History
Steve Irwin – Education Officer, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
A joint-school project to reveal a forgotten story.
Sport and Integration
Blackburn Rovers Community Trust
A look into the successful use of sport to aid integration.
Myth-busters: What is Cultural Diversity?
Marie Gibbons – Independent Nurse Consultant and Trainer
It’s time to bust the myths surrounding cultural diversity.
Promoting a Mentally Healthy Classroom
Lidia Cattrell – Head of Crosshill Provision
The skills from this workshop will enable you to help young people with social, emotional and mental health needs manage their emotions and behaviour.
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Charlotte Hesketh – Virtual Head and Assessment Officer, Blackburn with Darwen
How do adverse childhood experiences affect learning and integration?
Inclusive Education in a Mainstream Setting
Rachel Kenworthy – Assistant Headteacher and SENDCO, Blackburn Central High School
The information you need so that every child in your care receives an education that will prepare them for life in modern Britain.
Free lunch and refreshments are available during the day, plus free parking is available on site.
When and Where
Monday 7th January 2019, 8:30am to 1:30pm
Blackburn Central High School, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HJ
How to Book