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VIRTUAL EVENT: How do we better equip new teachers to teach those who learn differently?

26 November 2020, 3:00 pm–4:30 pm

Teacher and primary pupil looking at laptop. Image: Phil Meech for UCL Institute of Education

This webinar explores the need of inclusive thinking at system level and in the classroom to shape education culture, as well as inclusive teaching to improve educational outcomes.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Caroline Daly

It’s timely to reflect on the evolving expectations for special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms outlined in the 2014 Children and Families Act.

Teacher education has long grappled with the responsibility to train teachers for diverse and complex classrooms, and teaching ‘struggling learners’ requires clarity of purpose from both school leaders and teacher educators. 

This webinar will examine the shift from top-down accountability for SEND provision led regionally by Local Authorities to a model of co-creation, co-production and co-delivery between education, health, social care and parents. It will explore how teacher training has a pivotal role to play in delivering better outcomes for all our young people.
This is not a post reform SEND landscape without hope, but a system still reeling in response to a radical shift in culture. It is time to reframe the education of teachers and equip them with greater competence and confidence to teach pupils who find learning difficult.

DLL seminar series

The Department of Learning and Leadership (DLL) hosts a research seminar series where invited speakers present work relevant to the department’s areas of expertise.


Image: Phil Meech for UCL Institute of Education

About the Speaker

Margaret Mulholland

SEND and Inclusion Specialist at Association of School and College Leaders

Margaret is also a Honorary Norham Fellow at the University of Oxford.

More about Margaret Mulholland