Forthcoming events

Poverty, schools and inequality: reducing the cost of the school day

Friday 29 September 2017, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian

Research shows that the charges that schools make to parents for uniforms, school trips, activities and learning materials have a negative impact on the poorest families. This event will provide an opportunity to understand the impact of the costs of school on the poorest parents and reflect on how the Pupil Equity Fund might be used to effectively tackle inequalities and reduce the attainment gap.

Leadership, Collaboration and Public Service Reform – What Works?

Tuesday 10 October 2017, Glasgow

The Scottish Approach to public service reform places significant emphasis on partnership and collaboration. Successfully reforming public services therefore calls for a kind of leadership that fosters and promotes partnerships and collaboration within, between and beyond individual services. In this seminar we will discuss some of the key concepts that underpin collaborative leadership in public service settings and reflect on what this means for practitioners.


Past events

See details of past events. Get access to speakers’ presentations and event reports.

Our most recent events:

Preventing and mitigating child poverty

This event, organised by What Works Scotland and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, explored the evidence and issues surrounding actions to tackle child poverty locally in Scotland.

All of What Works Scotland past events

About What Works Scotland events

What Works Scotland holds seminars, workshops and conferences to share our research findings and promote discussion. We also organise events with partners.

Our latest events will be listed here. They are free but ticketed.

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