Sex, Race and Class: Curriculum Transformation and Leadership (webinar)

Course Information

Join us on 25 March 2021 to hear The EAL Academy's Managing Director, Graham Smith, and Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, MBE veteran educator, in conversation with inspirational leaders on the topic of curriculum transformation and leadership in schools.

Sex, Race and Class: Curriculum Transformation and Leadership

We are delighted to announce the next instalment of our ‘Changing the conversation’ series – Sex, Race and Class: Curriculum Transformation and Leadership.

We will continue our focus on changing conversations about the intersections of sex, race and class and their perceived impact on achievement in school, by focussing on the system. In this session, we will make the connection between what the research says about curriculum that engages all students, how that is now being interpreted in good secondary school settings and how such a focus can enhance a school’s anti-racist practice in a measurable way.

To share their views on the topic, we will welcome a panel of inspirational leaders including:

> Ann Palmer: Founder and CEO of leadership consultancy Fig Tree International and a Managing Director with the Federation of Independent Schools. Ann has over 30 years experience in inner-city schools and established a background in leading and turning around schools in challenging circumstances. She has a wealth of experience, having worked with governors, local authorities, the Department for Education as a School Improvement Partner, and universities in the UK and internationally.

> Meena Wood: a former HMI (Ofsted), Meena works across the British and International Education sectors. She has held senior leadership positions in English schools and Further education colleges; notably, Principal of a secondary academy and Principal of an Adult College. As former adviser to the DfE and currently, as International Education Consultant, her insights reflect the importance of placing learners’ aspirations and needs at the heart of curriculum.

Our panel will be in conversation with Rosemary Campbell-Stephens (MBE veteran educator, leadership consultant, coach and speaker on equity and social justice) and Graham Smith (Managing Director of The EAL Academy).

The presentation section of  the Zoom webinar will last 1 hour and and there will be 15 minutes at the end for attendees to ask questions and contribute.

To book your free place, please complete the booking form on this page. We will send you a booking confirmation via email and you will receive your link to the Zoom session in advance of the event.

If you have any questions please contact us on +44 (0)20 3488 2700 or

Some feedback from our previous webinars:
“Absolutely brilliant.”
“Fantastic to see such amazing leaders from across the education spectrum. Very inspiring.”
“That was electric!”
“I wish every headteacher and school improvement officer – and OFSTED inspector – could hear these amazing speakers!”
” A lot to take on board and into practice.”
Click below to watch recordings of our previous webinars:

Course Details

Date: 25 March 2021

Time: 16.00-17.15 (GMT)

Price: Free (enter 'Not applicable' in invoice detail fields)

Location: Online - once registered you will be sent a Zoom link to join the session

Booking Form

Please obtain a Purchase Order Number from your organisation's finance team (if required) before submitting a booking. For multiple bookings please email us directly.

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