Head teacher joins education equality panel
ON THE PANEL: (From left) Executive director of GAP Education Quentin Gunderson, chief executive of Future Leaders Heath Monk, LKM co-director Loic Menzies and Chalfonts Community College principal Catherine Davies help tackle educational inequality A SCHOOL head joined a panel of speakers in Westminster to help tackle educational inequality.
Catherine Davies, principal of Chalfonts Community College, was at the launch of the NOGAP 2020 campaign event, which aims to at least halve the attainment gap in the UK by 2020.
The school, in Narcot Lane, Chalfont St Peter, has worked with social enterprise Gap Education, which leads NOGAP 2020 to develop effective working relationships with families over the past few months.
It has involved 12 meetings with parents covering discussions including strengths and difficulties, routines and habits, health and nutrition and making the most out of life.
Employability coach Christine Sanders said: “The GAP Programme has a great structure to it, is easy to follow and we have seen some great improvements in our students, in relation to attendance, attitude and behaviour. We are looking forward to rolling out the GAP programme to more families this year.”
Mrs Davies was accompanied by Mrs Saunders and about 100 leaders from education, business, politics and non-profit groups at the Westminster event on Monday, January 12.