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.
“We have used CEN as a response to support disaffected students to improve their behaviour for learning whilst engaging the parents of those same students in more positive partnerships with the teaching staff and Leadership Team. Our school has a challenging cohort of young people and CEN has met with target group of students on a weekly or fortnightly basis to guide and counsel them in order to raise their academic achievements … CEN has achieved good results with the pupils at risk who will be able to collaborate and work more with other agencies who are also supporting these pupils who are at risk.”
Assistant Head Teacher (with responsibility for Inclusion), South West London