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Places are filling up to attend the next Public Forum for Education (PFE) which will be held on Tuesday 28 June 2016.

You are warmly invited to attend this open debate on the topic of:

"What does the Education Covenant mean to you and your Community?”

Date:               Tuesday 28 June 2016

Time:              4.30pm – 6.30pm (buffet from 4.00pm)

Venue:            Hockney Conference Room, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN

The Bradford Education Covenant has been produced to drive up school standards in Bradford and lays down expectations of the Council, Schools, Pupils, Parents and Governors.

The Covenant is calling on everyone in the District to get involved in a united drive to improve education standards and make education everybody’s business.

The Covenant sets out what the Council will do and what the Community can do to give young people the “best possible start in life”. The importance of this forum will be to discuss what The Covenant means to you as an individual and as a member of the Bradford District. The history of how The Covenant came about will be discussed and the importance of engaging with all aspects of the District.

Speakers will include young people, representatives from businesses (Frank Clayton from N G Bailey) , parents and the voluntary sector (Peter Horner) and will offer an overview of  The Covenant and its implications for the community.

Facilitators and their topics are indicated below:
Education Covenant target Facilitator 
The Voluntary & Community Sector                        
- Supporting education and achievement     
Peter Horner        
Listening to Children and Young People     Jenny Cryer & Heather Wilson
Behaviour & Attendance Jennie Sadowskyj / Neil Hellewell                            
Early Years & Primary (School Readiness) Yasmin Umarji & Lynn Donohue
Businesses & Employment (Bradford Pathways/Post 16)  Phil Hunter and Frank Clayton (NG Bailey)
The Changing Landscape e.g. ‘Journey to Excellence’  Mark Anslow
Teacher Recruitment and Retention, 16+ outcomes         Sara Rawnsley & Sara Morrissey
New Communitites and Travellers Stuart Brooke
  • Table discussions will consider how The Covenant can be developed further to have an impact on the raising of standards for all young people across the District.
  • Discussion on the role of the Local Authority in the changing educational landscape.

Most importantly we want develop The Covenant in partnership with parents, carers, young people, communities and need to hear your views and build these in.

Anyone with an interest is welcome so please publicise through your networks and bring friends and colleagues. We would particularly like parents and young people to attend.

The Public Forum for Education holds “big conversations” throughout the year on topical issues in education.  With an independent chair Brent Fitzpatrick MBE, experienced Bradford Schools Governor and NLG, the Forum enables everyone with an interest to contribute their views.

The PFE flyer can be downloaded for your noticeboards here.

Please confirm your attendance and names of others you invite, either by email  or ring Heidi Hardy on (01274) 434335.


Published: 21/06/2016
Audience: All
Contact: Public Forum for Education

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