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WATCH: #LUNCHTIMESESSIONS ‘Tackling Educational Inequality for Disadvantage and BAME Pupils’

Our latest #LUNCHTIMESESSION, ‘Tackling Educational Inequality for Disadvantage and BAME Pupils: Lessons from London Schools‘, with host Feyisa Demie, took place online on Thursday 16th November 2023.

During the session, we asked the hard question that faces educational policymakers today: not about how to raise achievement, but how to tackle educational inequality.

There are long-standing achievement gaps in England associated with socio-economic status and BAME. This session aimed to share the lessons from schools in tackling educational inequality for disadvantaged and BAME pupils. Drawing on case studies from London schools, school surveys, and national research evidence, it explored and answered four research questions that are essential for policy, practice, and research.

  1. Why does education inequality matter?
  2. What does the data tell us about attainment in schools and the achievement gap?
  3. What were the strategies for tackling disadvantage and closing the achievement gap?
  4. What are the implications for policymakers, schools, and the research community?


In case you missed it or would like to catch up, you can now watch it in full below.

A huge thank you to Feyisa Demie for such an insightful presentation and to Deb Outhwaite for Chairing the session.

If you would like to present your research or research-led initiative at the next #LUNCHTIMESESSION please fill in this form and we’ll be in touch.