Inclusion at @EducationFest 

A Roller In The Ocean

Last week I spent two wonderful days at Wellington College attending the Telegraph Festival of Education. This post isn’t about the sessions I attended or the people I met. It’s an account of inclusion. Everyone knows or thinks they know what inclusion looks like. I’d like to offer some examples of inclusion I came across at Wellington which people may not have thought of as inclusion.

1. I was on two panels discussing school governance. I’m not going to use the gender or ethnic makeup of the panels as evidence of inclusion. What I will say is that the fact that there was a governance strand in the Festival’s programme is an example of inclusion. Governance usually doesn’t feature heavily in educational conferences so the fact that it did here was very welcome. The organisers deserve thanks for including governors.

2. The Festival was open to students too and there…

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