'Is education going in the right direction?' Central London, Saturday 10 November

Janet Downs's picture

A Conference called by the Reclaiming Education alliance

'Education is in crisis.  Our children are the most unhappy in the developed world, their teachers face higher workload than practically anywhere else.  We have growing problems of cuts and a teacher recruitment and retention crisis.  Our market-led school system puts finances before the well-being of pupils; our tests and exams narrow the curriculum while increasing stress;  special needs education is in crisis;  our inspection system punishes more than it supports;  our failing accountability systems contribute to a school culture where management is intrusive and workload ever-rising.'

Speakers include:

Diane Reay, Professor of Education at Cambridge University

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union

Madeleine Holt, parent, Rescue Our Schools

John Hayes, Primary Headteacher, Camden

Jayne Grant, former deputy head for Inclusion, primary

Emma Murray, Primary Headteacher, Haringey

Richard Rieser, inclusion campaigner


 Book tickets (£25) here.

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John Mountford's picture
Mon, 05/11/2018 - 17:42

Thanks for flagging up this important confereence/meeting, Janet. I am unable to attend but wonder if there is any way of getting involved. Maybe others would welcome this if you are able to advise.

Janet Downs's picture
Tue, 06/11/2018 - 10:29

John - I'm attending but don't have any further info re involvement.   Perhaps the conference will provide suggestions.

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