Education In and Beyond Lockdown

On Monday 4th May, the National Education Union Brighton & Hove Branch are hosting a free webinar for parents and educators across the city on Zoom at 4pm.

This will be an interactive webinar with plenty of opportunity for participants to ask questions of guest panellists Caroline Lucas MP, Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP, Dr Mary Bousted Joint General Secretary of the NEU, Cath Fisher from Save Our Schools and Alison Ali from More Than a Score.

The topics of conversation will include the re-opening of schools, what assessment of pupils should look like this year and in the future, and what level of education schools and parents can realistically be expected to deliver during lockdown.

Paul Shellard, NEU Brighton & Hove Secretary said:

“Providing care and education during the pandemic has been a major challenge and brought to the fore many important issues about how education is provided, the values underpinning it and the type of system that educators, parents and children deserve in the future. This event provides an opportunity to talk about, not only how schools should operate when it is safe for them to re-open, but also whether the high-stakes testing regime and punitive inspection system are working for or against educational achievement for all our children. We are hoping that this is the start of a conversation about how we can build a consensus about what our education system should look like. We welcome challenging questions from parents so that we can have an open and honest debate.”

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