Empowering Young People to Change the World

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, in partnership with the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education, Pears Foundation and Ascend Learning Trust are delighted to announce a unique online conference series for teachers, across the summer terms, that seeks to address an important gap in educational provision: empowering young people to safeguard the future by learning about the past.

Owing to the pandemic, our annual two day, in-person, ‘Empowering Young People to Change the World’ teachers conference must move online…

Held between 21 April and 22 July, via Zoom, #EYP2CtW21 will engage and inspire teachers and other stakeholders with keynote speakers, presentations, panels, personal stories, testimony, fringe and special events within the 3.30-5.45pm twilight window. 

  • It will champion a range of outstanding, innovative and inspiring teaching and learning strategies, generic and disciplinary 
  • It will encourage SLT to reflect on the nature of their leadership, whole school priorities, SCMC, values and ethos 
  • It will showcase best practice; highlight the need to engage with current and emerging research, encourage networking, explore holistic learning, community cohesion and progress and engagement 
  • It will support DSLs and pastoral leads with all things safeguarding, mental health, wellbeing, PSHE and Citizenship 
  • It will champion the needs of pupils with SEND and our most vulnerable learners and explore diversity, equity and inclusion. 
  • It will offer powerful personal stories to inform, engage, inspire and empower. 
  • It will feature international and national speakers in a range of teaching, research, Holocaust education, genocide prevention and human rights fields. It has garnered the significant global, national and local support of a range of organisations, educational bodies, public figures and survivors, refugees and other stakeholders. 
  • It is a chance to celebrate academic excellence, but also recognise those whose vision of education encompasses the development and engagement of the whole student; those with a sense of education as a the means to equip our young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to grow into the confident, responsible, engaged, active, empathetic global citizens of the future 

This unique opportunity and gathering of expertise is unparalleled in its range and scope and ensures this online conference combines theory, research and practice and an exceptional networking and CPD opportunity. You will see we are offering a quality, wide-ranging programme and making the most of the online nature of this year’s conference series to draw on national and international contributor expertise and to reach more teachers across the country. 

Do sign up to join us for one, two, a few or all twilight conference sessions! Please note, booking for the May 25th #EYP2CtW21 conference session in partnership with Diverse Educators is to made via Eventbrite (link to follow) 

‘Empowering Young People to Change the World’ constitutes a genuinely unique opportunity for ITE to SLT, primary and secondary colleagues to develop subject knowledge, understanding of policy, current research and confidence with a variety of skills and strategies. It marks an opportunity to use the lens of lessons from the past to reflect upon emotional intelligence, student progress, independent thinking, SMSC, family learning, community cohesion and pupil engagement today and in the future. It can only serve to inspire and empower staff and students to change. 

Please contact nwetherall@rwba.org.uk regards enquires. 

@RWBAHolocaust #EYP2CtW21 

Conference MS Form booking form (link to be provided) 

Conference Programme and contributor bios (PDF to be provided shortly) 


*Please note all EYP2CtW21 contributors and participating organisations are offering their time, insight and services free of charge, and we take this opportunity to sincerely thank them all for their invaluable support. 

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