Conference: What is the future for Primary Education?

A Primary Charter conference for the West Midlands will be held at Leasowes High School, Kent Road, Halesowen, B62 8PJ.

Saturday 9th November 2013. The conference runs from 10am until 3.30pm and lunch is provided.

Untitled-1The Coalition Government is reforming education at break neck speed. The Secretary of State Michael Gove is ignoring research evidence – such as the highly respected Cambridge Primary Review – and he is refusing to engage with professional and parental opinion about what makes a good primary education. It is time our voices are heard and this is our opportunity.

Speakers include:

Kevin Courtney, Deputy General Secretary of the NUT; Jess Edwards, teacher and Primary Charter initial signatory; Alan Gibbons, award winning children’s author; Cllr Tim Crumpton Dudley cabinet member for Children’s Services
More speakers being added

Workshops include:

A creative curriculum in practice; Special Educational Needs; Forest schools – discovering child centred learning!  Do we need a secondary charter?  Challenging inequality; Does it matter who governs our schools? Early Years: Let them play! Democratising the curriculum; Can we reproduce the Finland miracle here?

To register for the conference email westmidlandsprimarycharter@gmail.com or call 07506894825.

The West Midlands Primary Charter Conference follows the successful launch of the Primary Charter in London in June. The charter is an attempt to generate a wider
debate across society about what sort of schools we want for our children. You can download and read the charter here. Please sign it and circulate with your colleagues, parents and governors.

The West Midlands Primary Charter conference is supported by a number or organisations including Dudley NUT, Dudley Trades Union Council, Midlands Region of the NUT and Birmingham CASE

Download the West Midlands Primary Charter flyer here:

West Mids Primary Charter Flyer side 1

West Mids Primary Charter Flyer side 2


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