Charter for Primary Education Conference

Saturday 9th November  What is the future for primary education?

Leasowes High School,Kent Road, Halesowen,West Midlands B62 8PJ

The conference will run from 10am(registration) until 3:30pm

The 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?
The conference runs from 10am – 3:30pm and lunch is provided.

To register for the conference email 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 at

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 and Midlands Region of the NUT

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