Reclaiming Education, the consortium of campaigning organisations* which includes Comprehensive Future, would like to invite you to two online seminars looking at how the education system will need to adapt over the next few years to meet the needs of students affected by this period of acute disruption. The last year has exposed the fragility of our education service in so many ways and has exposed massive inequalities in opportunities.

The first seminar is on 12th May at 7.30 pm and will examine what a good student recovery programme would look like. It will seek to get beyond the deficit model of “catch up”. The narrative too often is to ask how we can fit young people back into the pre-existing system. It’s time to ask how the system needs to change to meet their real needs.

The speakers are:
• Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the NEU
• David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges
• Carolyn Roberts, Head, Thomas Tallis School, Greenwich

The second on-line seminar is on 26th May also at 7.30 pm. It will look more closely at what we can learn about teaching, learning and assessment from the covid crisis.

The speakers are:
• Sally Dicketts, Chief Executive of Activate Learning, and member of Rethinking Assessment
• Bob Harrison, Visiting Professor University of Wolverhampton, Chair of Governors at Northern College
• Harry Kutty, Headteacher, Cantell School, Southampton

You can book your free place for these events by following these links:

May 12: What would a good student recovery programme look like at

May 26: Teaching, Learning and assessment – what have we learned from the pandemic at

*Reclaiming Education is an alliance of educational campaigning groups including Campaign for State Education, Comprehensive Future and the Socialist Educational Association.