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Eileen Barnes-Vachell

Lead Advisor

Eileen has over 35 years’ experience of leading transformational change in the education systems in the UK and internationally. Her in depth understanding of sustainable school improvement is exceptional and has been drawn from her experience as a headteacher, local authority leader, policy adviser and consultant. She has devised and delivered a number of ground-breaking educational policies such as the English National Strategies and London Challenge.


Leadership stream

26 February 2019 | 13:30 - 14:00 | English | Principled Leadership – Securing an Inclusive School

Schools serve an increasingly complex community of students with associated expectations from parents and regulatory bodies on meeting their needs, including special educational needs. Headteachers and Principals that lead inclusive schools do so with a strong values based approach. In successful schools leaders address inclusion on a number of levels; cultural; organisational and pedagogical. Most importantly successful leaders ensure collective responsibility for action to secure excellent provision and outcomes for all students. Eileen Barnes-Vachell from Gabbitas will explore some key strategies leaders can deploy to establish and sustain an inclusive ethos and practice.