Two headteachers from the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust (DEMAT) were special guests at a book launch at the Houses of Parliament.

Dan Doud from William de Yaxley Primary and Louise Lomax from Mepal and Witcham Primary were invited to London in recognition of the excellent work they are doing in their schools to tackle inclusion.

They were invited to the launch of Narrowing the Attainment Gap – a new book by Daniel Sobel, a leading expert in the field of inclusion. Also present was DEMAT’s Director of School Effectiveness Sarah Conant.

Daniel Sobel is Chief Executive of Inclusion Expert, who have worked closely with both schools and DEMAT to support their work to improve the progress of vulnerable children.

Narrowing the Attainment Gap is designed to support school leaders in understanding and reducing the attainment gap in their schools. Drawing on research and his own extensive experience in leading a team that has worked with over 1,000 schools, Daniel Sobel examines the barriers schools face when trying to tackle inclusion. The book provides hands-on, practical guidance to enable every school leader to develop their own bespoke solutions to meet the needs of their community. Case studies and examples illustrate how these interventions can be put into practice.