Communities Empowerment Network (CEN) shares knowledge through a programme of training and events aiming to reduce educational exclusion. Advice and support is available to headteachers, school governors and educators who wish to learn more about education law, advocacy, special educational needs or our research into this area. We provide bespoke training, arrange mediation, mentoring and workshops.
CEN has worked with Lilian Baylis Technology School in London for over ten years to develop a rigorous model to prevent permanent exclusion, the Headteacher reported that the number has fallen from six per year to zero in two years.
Training for educators
Our training can cover the changes to the appeals system format and the changing relationships between many local authorities and schools post-academisation.
Workshops for schools
Topics for young people include peer pressure, personal safety, self-esteem, anger management, media literacy, identity, conflict resolution and black history month.