Embracing Inclusive Education at a Boys’ School

IBSC Research in Boys’ Schools Series

Westlake Boys High SchoolNovember 14 – 21, 2022

Hosted Online by Westlake Boys High School (New Zealand)

Join Jude Arbuthnot and Kelly Easton from Westlake Boys High School for a presentation exploring how inclusive education has gone from an idea to a schoolwide philosophy over the past few years. Arbuthnot and Easton give a brief overview of the critical principles of the Universal Design for Learning framework, explain how they have incorporated it into their professional development strategy, and—most importantly—the current impact it is having on teaching and learning and the progress of boys.

Access this latest presentation in the research series on the IBSC Shorts platform from November 14 – 21, 2022. During this time, you may interact with the presenters and other participants on the class discussion board to grow and learn together.

Who Should Attend?

Leaders and teachers in boys’ schools interested in the impact of school-based research programs on school strategy, pedagogy, and programs with a specific focus on inclusive education


Each topic in the series includes a 40-minute, pre-recorded presentation, followed by an asynchronous conversation with fellow participants and presenters on a discussion board. You have access to this content and conversation for four consecutive days. Comment on the presentation, interact with the presenters, share your own resources that may benefit others, and learn from the information global colleagues contribute. 


IBSC member rate: US $50

Pay by credit card only. This program is limited to the first 200 registrants.

Please note: Watch your email for login information for the IBSC Research in Boys’ Schools Speaker Series on November 11, 2022.


Jude ArbuthnotJude Arbuthnot

Jude Arbuthnot began her career as an English and media studies teacher in the United Kingdom in 2001, moving to New Zealand and Westlake in 2006. Currently the teacher in charge of the Media Studies Scholarship, she also has a Within School Leader role for the Pupuke Kahui Ako. She has held the positions of head of house and assistant head of faculty in her career. She completed the IBSC Action Research Program focused on collaborative writing. As a leader of learning in the Centre for Excellence, Arbuthnot focuses on literacy, mentoring Provisionally Certified Teachers, and supporting and training middle leaders. 




Kelly EastonKelly Easton

Kelly Easton has been teaching in New Zealand since 2006, after emigrating from the United Kingdom, where she began her teaching career. She has held various roles in her career, including dean, head of department, and most recently specialist classroom teacher focusing on improving teaching and learning at Westlake Boys High School. Easton is passionate about improving student outcomes and fostering the development of new teachers in the profession.