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Southampton Education School

Reaching the 'hard to reach': child-teacher dialogue to promote inclusion in classrooms  Event

10:00 - 14:30
12 June 2020
Wide Lane Sports Grounds Meeting Rooms, University of Southampton

Event details

This innovative approach involves children becoming researchers and working collaboratively with their teachers in order to design lessons that include all pupils, particularly those who might be seen as ‘hard to reach’.

Who is this event for?

  • Primary, special and secondary school teachers
  • Policy makers
  • Support staff
  • Families
  • Researchers and educational consultants

Join us in this free event to:

  • Learn about the findings of a three-year study (2017-2020) that involved schools in five European countries
  • Hear first hand experiences from teachers and children in Southampton who participated in the study
  • Have the opportunity to listen to key researchers who were involved: Professors Kiki Messiou
    (University of Southampton – project lead) and Mel Ainscow (University of Manchester –methodological consultant)
  • Receive a free pack of materials that you can use within your school


This is a free event. In addition, each eligible participant is entitled to up to £85.00 claiming back travel and accommodation expenses, if needed, provided that the University of Southampton regulations are followed before making bookings. Please, email us, for further information.
Location: Wide Lane is situated within minutes walk from Southampton Airport Parkway Train Station and Southampton Airport.
There is ample free parking available.
Tea/coffee will be served on arrival from 9:30 a.m.
Light lunch will also be provided.


Anyone interested in attending the event can register here.

Places are limited. Please, book by 20 April 2020.

Please note that due to certain restrictions, we are not able to offer this event to anyone currently working at the University of Southampton.

Any questions, please contact:

Find out more information about the project.

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