The purpose of the conference was to focus on Bradford’s Education Covenant, which
looks at how everyone in our community can work together to help drive up education standards across the District.
The covenant sets out what the Council needs to do to raise educational achievement, and where the community can help. The covenant’s education ‘ask’ wants schools, pupils, parents, governors and businesses to see
how they can help in supporting children and young people’s education.
The conference was looking at practical steps that businesses, schools and the community can take to make a difference, whether it’s providing work placements or helping with volunteering.
Coun Imran Khan, Portfolio Holder for education, employment and skills, said: "We’ve made good progress on many areas of our education covenant and the Government has recently recognised Bradford as a place of educational
opportunity. We need to live up to this expectation and this conference is about bringing together sectors of our community to look at practical steps we can all take to help raise education standards. We have a young and vibrant district with huge potential
and the whole of Bradford needs to come together to realise that potential and play a part in the district's education success.”
Michael Jameson, Strategic Director of Children's Services, said: "Learning starts at birth and continues for life, both inside and outside the classroom. The covenant is a way in which we can make sure we have
a joined up approach to the whole range of education our children receive. It takes a community to raise a child and everyone has a role to play.”