South London Education Question Time 27th February 2014
Parents, governors, education professionals and students, please come to a very important meeting to learn more about the changes rapidly occurring in our education system on Thursday 27th February 7-9pm. I will be there as will many well-informed and concerned professors, journalists, politicians, parents and teachers.
Questions will include Are standards falling in our schools? Do we need SATS? Can free school solve the school places crises? Why are teachers striking? Fiona Phillips, journalist and broadcaster will be chairing the meeting. Panelists will include Professor Gus John from the Institute of Education; Lib Peck, leader of Lambeth Council; Jess Edwards, teacher and coordinator for Charter for Primary Education plus others – find out more here
I will be attending to ask more specific questions about what the Academy and Free School Movement really means for families. Who exactly is accountable for your children’s data protection should the contracted firm fail to protect it? Who is overseeing the catering? Who is ensuring the teachers are trained and have rights to sick pay? Who is making sure the contracted cleaning staff have been checked? Most importantly, I am going to be asking if there are, in fact, any teachers or academics are reviewing the curriculum put in academies and free schools, or are they allowed to make it up without any peer review?
Please come to the Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road, London SW9 7PH 7-9pm Thursday 27th February.
The event is free, but you need to book a ticket here
If you can’t make it in person, please join on Twitter during the time: #edqtime and follow @nce2014 to raise questions, concerns or just learn a bit more.Tweet