Manchester Education Debates Series: Schools Policy: Where should the Labour Party go next?
|Dates:||23 September 2014|
|Times:||17:00 - 18:30|
|What is it:||Evening event|
|Organiser:||Partners of the School of Environment, Education and Development|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Rt Hon David Blunkett, Fiona Millar, Mary Bousted, Sheila Newman|
Coinciding with the Labour Party’s conference in Manchester, the Manchester Institute of Education is hosting a public debate on where the Party should be heading next on schools policy.
What should be the priorities for a future Labour government? How far should it go along with Gove-ian reforms on school structures, curriculum, exams, and the teaching profession? Are its emerging policies on freedom to innovate, local accountability, parent power, vocational education and re-professionalising teachers the right ones, or should there be a different or more radical agenda?
• Rt Hon David Blunkett MP
• Mary Bousted, General Secretary of ATL and AMiE
• Fiona Millar, journalist and education campaigner
• Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services, Manchester City Council
Come and have your say. The event is free and open to all.
Refreshments will be served from 4.30. Drinks reception afterwards.
This is part of the Manchester Education Debates series on schools policy: independent and free events designed to provide a space for people working in education to shape the political debate. Come and have your say, or submit a letter to the next education secretary via our website.
Rt Hon David Blunkett
Role: Journalist and Education Campaigner
Role: General Secretary
Organisation: ATL and AMiE
Role: Executive Member for Children’s Services
Organisation: Manchester City Council
Travel and Contact Information
The Palace Hotel, Manchester