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