Call to action: community organising for positive change in schools


In partnership with:

Citizens UK

2 in person sessions

Newham, London

Taking place on

April 17, 2024 | 9:45 am
finishes 4:00 pm

Session 2

April 18, 2024 | 9:45 am
finishes 4:00 pm

This two-day programme for education leaders is designed and led in collaboration with Citizens UK and explores how education organisations can use community organising techniques to empower pupils, staff, families and the community.  It explores models of community organising that can help shape curriculum, pedagogies, governance, and community participation.

Participants will explore:

– how community listening activities can engage and empower stakeholders

– how power works and the best ways to harness it to enable community change

– how community organising strategies can be built into the curriculum enabling pupil agency

Meet the facilitator

Various facilitators

Fiona Carrick-Davies has been the Family Worker at Surrey Square Primary School since 2002, working with whole families to address some of the inequalities and challenges they face. Matt Morden, is co-headteacher at Surrey Square Primary. The school, its pupils and families have led several successful community campaigns to improve local lives and has now set up the Old Kent Road Family Zone, a collective of local organisations supporting local citizens. Seb Chapleau is Assistant Director of Citizens UK. Sebastien was headteacher of La Fontaine Academy between 2014-2020, establishing a thriving community school focused on ensuring that pupils, families, staff and neighbours work together to take responsibility for the wellbeing of their neighbourhood.

Important information

Who is this course aimed at?

This programme is aimed at middle or senior leaders or members of staff supporting local families and communities.

How does this course contribute to a Big Education?

This programme aligns with our building stronger communities and enabling pupil agency.
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Call to action: community organising for positive change in schools

2 in person sessions


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