Comprehensive Future have three party conference fringe events coming up, and we intend to use these to promote our vision of a fairer school system without selection. We will launch two new publications outlining realistic plans for ending the 11-plus and ensuring fair entry to schools, ‘Decision Time : A Plan To Phase Out Selection’ and ‘Decision Time : A Plan For Fair Admissions.’
All the events are outside the main conference zones so no pass is needed, and our supporters are very welcome to attend.
Here are the details of the events.
Prof Rebecca Allen, Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science at the UCL Institute of Education.
Fiona Millar, Guardian journalist and education campaigner.
Tony Hill, member of the Maidenhead campaign group ‘Excellent Education for Everyone’, former comprehensive school head teacher, and Lib Dem candidate opposing Theresa May at three general elections.
Chair: Dr.Marlene Ellis
Prof Stephen Gorard and Dr Nadia Siddiqui, researchers from the Durham University Evidence Centre for Education.
Holly Rigby, teacher in a London academy school, post graduate student at Kings College London and Momentum activist.
Melissa Benn, Chair of Comprensive Future and author of ‘Life Lessons : The Case for a National Education Service.’
Chair: Dr.Nuala Burgess
Conservative Party Conference: Selection: A Conservative obsession that has to end
Monday 1st October, 6.30pm at The First Floor Function Room, Old Joint Stock Theatre, 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham, B2 5NY
Geoff Barton, General Secretary, the Association of School & College Leaders (ASCL)
Duncan Ali, ‘Save our Schools’ education campaigner.
Chris Philp MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Croydon South.
Chair: Fiona Millar
Please do join us at these events, we look forward to seeing you there!
PLEASE NOTE: We regret that our events at the Baltic Fleet and the Old Joint Stock Theatre are on an upper floor and not wheelchair accessible, Comprehensive Future staff will be happy to give assistance to anyone who needs help with the stairs.
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