A free half-day conference focussing on equity in schools is being held next month at Yr Athrofa’s new waterfront campus.

Aimed at educational leaders, regional consortia and professionals with an interest in supporting equity within school contexts, the event will explore key themes related to promoting educational equity.

A series of stand-out keynote speakers include Professor David Woods CBE, adviser to the hugely successful London Challenge programme, and Jane Houston, policy adviser for the Children’s Commissioner for Wales.

The ‘Supporting Opportunity in Schools: Promoting Educational Equity’ event takes place on June 18 at the IQ building of UWTSD’s new Swansea campus in SA1.

It will showcase examples of how schools have developed both excellence and equity in their practice and share a range of exciting and innovative digital tools which schools can use to develop and enhance equity within their school, developed as part of an international collaborative project between inspectorates, universities and schools in five countries.

Each delegate will be given access to a digital equity self-evaluation tool, which will allow school leaders to generate a bespoke report on the equity conditions of their school.

Organiser Sarah Stewart, of Yr Athrofa, said: “Ensuring that the children of Wales get every opportunity to succeed in a fair and equitable education system is of the utmost importance to Wales’ National Mission in Education, seeking to grow a system of ‘strong and inclusive schools committed to excellence, equity and wellbeing’.”

Registration on June 18 opens at 9am, with refreshments and a light lunch provided.

To reserve your place at the event please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-opportunity-in-schools-promoting-educational-equity-tickets-58702975179 or for further details contact s.stewart@uwtsd.ac.uk