November is a busy month for everyone interested in building resistance to the massively damaging education policies of this government. As well as the Caroline Benn Memorial Lecture, there are two major events, both of which will provide valuable opportunities to debate the current state of education and options for the future.
Where events can be booked in advance, please do reserve your place – if only to calm the nerves of the event organisers!
These events are:
Reclaiming Education’s Annual Conference on Saturday 14th November at the NUT building, Hamilton House Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD beginning at 10.30. Richard Wilkinson, joint author of the acclaimed book “The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone” will introduce the conference’s key theme – how inequality undermines education. He will be followed by speakers and debate on all aspects of the current education scene including early years, inclusion, schools, further education and local authorities.
Online booking is now available at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/181569. Tickets cost £27.50 (£30.00 on the door).
Reclaiming Education is an alliance of education campaigns in which SEA plays an active part. You can find out more about Reclaiming Education and the conference at http://www.reclaimingeducation.org.uk/
Comprehensive Future’s annual conference and AGM is on Saturday 21st November. It’s at the Abbey Community Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU and costs £10 including lunch.
The aim of this conference is to bring together those across the country who share concerns about selection at 11 and the growing problem of unfair school admissions and want to do something about it. In the light of the decision on the Kent Grammar School extension. this issue is more important than ever.
Book on line at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/185434