Education Covenant to be topic of next PFE on 29 November

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Bradford’s Education Covenant will be the topic at the district’s next Public Forum for Education. The forum will take place on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 from 4.30pm to 6.30 pm (buffet from 4pm) in the Hockney Room, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN.

The Education Covenant is a district wide initiative focused on engaging the whole community unity to play a part in helping young people to succeed in life.  The Covenant is about keeping education a top priority to:

  • Help schools and teachers raise standards.
  • Support parents to get children ready for school, work and life.
  • Work with businesses and colleges to boost career options.
  • Champion the district’s unique art and culture.

Speakers will include Leigh Taylor, Regional Director North East & Yorkshire Commercial Banking - Lloyds Bank. Leigh will explore how businesses can better support children and young people to help improve their educational outcomes and make successful transitions into work, and the business rationale for doing this work.  

Staff and children from a local primary school will talk about their involvement in the launch of the Inspiring Bradford event. 

Local magistrate, Gill Arnold, will talk about the work of the Bradford Community Champions.

There will also be an update on how the Education Covenant is being put into practice and how businesses and parents can make a difference.  

The presentations will be followed by round table discussions and an opportunity to share your ideas with the panel and ask questions.

The Public Forum for Education (PFE) is an open and free forum where everyone with an interest in education is welcome to come along and contribute.  

Coun Imran Khan, portfolio holder for education, employment and skills, said: “The idea behind the Education Covenant is to focus the efforts of everyone on how we can raise education standards. We want to bring together the whole community to support Bradford’s children: businesses, public services, parents, and communities, all have a role to play. 

Michael Jameson, strategic director of children’s service, said:  “We know just how hard schools work to improve the outcomes for our children and education attainment is improving in our district. But we have more to do and we believe the whole community needs to be involved in young people’s education. That is why the Education Covenant is so important, so I’d urge parents, young people, teachers and businesses to come along and find out how they can be involved.” 

To book your place, please email or contact Heidi Hardy on 01274 434335.


Published: 14/11/2017
Audience: Everyone
Contact: Heidi Hardy

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