Conference: Understanding child poverty and disadvantage in England

4th November 2019 11/4/19 09:00

EPI will be holding a half-day conference on Monday 4th November to present our recent research on the subject of the disadvantage gap and how this affects education in England.

This timely event will draw on the findings in our recently published Annual Report, along with EPI’s previous work from across our research strands, in order to demonstrate how we have improved our understanding of disadvantage and to inform a debate on accountability and targeting resources in the education field.


The first session will focus on understanding child poverty – the drivers, risk factors, trends and measurements. Tom Waters (Institute for Fiscal Studies) and Matthew Oakley (Social Metrics Commission) have been invited to speak on this session.

This will be followed by a session looking at how we have improved our understanding of the mechanisms and outcomes of disadvantage, splitting the discussion between inputs and outputs. Jo Hutchinson (Education Policy Institute) and Luke Sibieta (Institute for Fiscal Studies, Education Policy Institute) will present.

Gavin Williamson MP (Secretary of State for Education) has been invited to speak on behalf of the government, in order to present their perspective on this issue and their plans to tackle the mechanisms and outcomes of disadvantage.

A practitioner’s perspective on the issues surrounding childhood disadvantage in school will then be put forward, presented by representatives from both academy trust and local authority schools.

The conference will close with a panel discussion, chaired by David Laws (Education Policy Institute), where panellists will have the opportunity to debate on accountability, education funding and sensible targeting of resources. Invited panellists include Dame Martina Milburn (Social Mobility Commission), Sam Butters (Fair Education Alliance), Robbie Coleman (Education Endowment Foundation) and Nick Brook (NAHT).

To conclude, a light lunch will be provided and there will be opportunity for networking.


To register your interest, please contact info@epi.org.uk

We are very grateful to The Royal Society of Chemistry for supporting this event.

 

 

SPEAKERS
Conference: Understanding child poverty and disadvantage in England
Natalie Perera
Executive Director and Head of Research, Education Policy Institute
Conference: Understanding child poverty and disadvantage in England
Rt Hon. David Laws
Executive Chairman, Education Policy Institute
Conference: Understanding child poverty and disadvantage in England
Jo Hutchinson
Director for Social Mobility and Vulnerable Learners, Education Policy Institute
Conference: Understanding child poverty and disadvantage in England
Luke Sibieta
Research Fellow, Education Policy Institute and Institute for Fiscal Studies
Conference: Understanding child poverty and disadvantage in England
Nicole Morgan
Interim Director of Education and Professional Practice, Royal Society of Chemistry
Conference: Understanding child poverty and disadvantage in England
Sam Butters
CEO, Fair Education Alliance
Conference: Understanding child poverty and disadvantage in England
Robbie Coleman
Head of Policy, Education Endowment Foundation
Conference: Understanding child poverty and disadvantage in England
Gavin Williamson CBE MP (invited)
Secretary of State for Education
Conference: Understanding child poverty and disadvantage in England
Nick Brook (invited)
Deputy General Secretary
Conference: Understanding child poverty and disadvantage in England
Dame Martina Milburn (invited)
Chair, Social Mobility Commission
Conference: Understanding child poverty and disadvantage in England
Matthew Oakley (invited)
Secretariat, Social Metrics Commission
Conference: Understanding child poverty and disadvantage in England
Tom Waters (invited)
Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies (invited)