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Conferences explore compassionate curriculum links to British Values


Teachers are invited to investigate how schools can provide learners the opportunity to learn with compassion at a series of conferences in November.

Designed for headteachers, PSHE co-ordinators, governors and local authority officers, the Developing British Values: Towards the Compassionate School? events have been organised by the CoED Foundation.

Speakers include Maurice Irfan Coles, who has been employed in the public and private sectors for 45 years, and Professor Mick Waters, who was Director of Curriculum at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and currently works with West Midlands schools in raising standards.

The conference aims include outlining a compassionate curriculum and exploring its links with PSHE, SMSC and mindfulness.

The events will also support the launch of a new book, Towards the Compassionate School: From Golden Rule to Golden Thread.

They take place at the School Development Support Agency in Leicester on November 4, Services for Education in Birmingham on November 17 and Burnage Academy for Boys in Manchester on November 18.

Each session runs from 9.15am to 12.30pm and costs £90 per delegate. For further information and to book a place, visit