"The idea for this event was born out of our shared sense that key stakeholders in education desire change. These people have a vision of what those changes would look like, but feel that they don't have a platform to have their ideas heard. After over 12 months of feeling isolated from each other, we felt that people would welcome a chance to voice their ideas amongst their peers. We hope this event will be a catalyst for real, relevant grassroots reform to our education system in the UK"
Event Co- Founders:
Julia Harrington, Head Mistress- Queen Anne's School.
Sarah Fletcher, High Mistress- St Paul's Girls.
Victoria Bagnall, Director - Connections in Mind
As soon as the delegates are finished discussing their points our team of university researchers will snap into action; analysing what they have said so that we can get it ready to share with the world.
We will share their thoughts, with the press, with government and with action groups to ensure that people sit up and listen to what we have to say.
We hope to empower key stakeholders in education to drive forward the changes they need in education. We plan to get the media talking about what the grassroots wants from education.
We believe in the strength of many voices in driving forward change.
We have chosen to keep this event completely independent, so that the real voices of the grassroots stakeholders in education can be heard without bias. We do this by funding the event entirely through the schools and individuals which sign up to take part.
Each school pays £80+VAT for 4 delegates, which we hope will be affordable for all schools and stakeholders but also give them a sense of ownership of the event.
Every single penny raised will go towards the event, analysing the discussions and disseminating the results.
Yes of course, whilst we prefer schools to send 4 delegates from key stakeholder groups (students, parents, teachers, employers).
We also want to hear from any other organisations and individuals who want to voice their opinions on the future of education in the uk.