Don’t miss this coming event!
How safe is our children’s education in this government’s hands?
Is ‘forced academisation’ really dead – or has it just been buried?
How should a Labour Government make schools work for all our children?
Taunton Deane Labour Party is hosting a public meeting to give people from across Somerset the chance to answer these and other questions.
‘Schools Fit for the Future?’ is an evening event to be held at the Conference Centre, Somerset College, Taunton on 1st July from 6.30 pm.
Speakers with close involvement in education will give a variety of perspectives, followed by round table discussions. Participants will be able to share their views on the kind of education we should be offering our children to ensure that every child has the best chance of fulfilling their potential.
The results will be fed into Labour’s policy process building up to the next general election manifesto.
The event will open with a video message from Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education. Do come along if you care about education, have a view about how it could better meet learning needs, and would like to help shape Labour’s policy debate!
Steve Cleverly, Regional Officer for the NAHT
Emma Dunn, former parent-governor at Archbishops Cranmer C of E Primary school (now St James’ Academy)
Mick Lerry, formerly NUT Representative, Somerset Division
Estelle Smillie, a former youth worker, Estelle now teaches at a local comprehensive
- hear from speakers who have direct knowledge and experience of the government’s increasingly centralised approach to education, and
- have an opportunity to share views with other participants, and contribute ideas to Labour’s future education policy.
Your policy ideas will be submitted to Labour’s “Children and Education” national policy commission, which has a key role in formulating education policies for 2020.
There is an entry fee of £5.00 for people who are fully employed, to be collected on the day. Students, unwaged and low-waged people welcome to make a donation.
Half of the proceeds from the event will go to the Somerset educational charity, GLADE (Global Learning and Development Education www.glade.org). There is a maximum capacity of 120 places, so please use the booking form below to reserve up to two places.
Friday 1st July 2016, 6.30 for 7 pm start
Conference Centre, Somerset College, Wellington Road, Taunton TA1 5AX
For more information please contact : email@example.com or mail to: Brenda Weston, 11 Maxwell Street, Taunton TA2 6HR by Friday, 17th June 2016 Places will be confirmed shortly afterwards.
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The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and has an induction loop.
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