Free Schools: Do teachers and parents know best?

Locations
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Road, School of Education Building, Room G39
Category
Corporate Services, Research, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
Date(s)
Wednesday 16th February 2011 (14:00-16:00)
Contact

Contact: Aidan Thompson
Email: a.p.thompson@bham.ac.uk
Tel: 0121 414 3602

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This Education Policy Debate will be chaired by Kathryn Ecclestone, Professor of Education and Social Inclusion at the University of Birmingham.

Panel Members: Fiona Millar, journalist and educational campaigner; Richard Hatcher, Professor of Education, Birmingham City University; Mark Lehain, Deputy Headteacher, manager of project for free schools, New Schools Network; Daisy Meyland-Smith, Centre for Policy Studies

‘Free Schools’ are the Conservative-Lib. Dem Coalition Government’s ‘big idea’ for education, allowing parents, teachers, charities and other groups to set up their own ‘free’ schools. Details on this debate and the arguments it involves can be found on the School of Education Website