The Schools Bill: How can it deliver opportunities for all by 2030?

23rd May 2022 23/05/2022 16:00-18:30

On Monday 23rd May, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) will hold an event to reflect on the Schools Bill and its policy reforms, kindly sponsored by Capita.

Teachers and pupils have faced immense challenges over the past two years due to the pandemic and these challenges are ongoing. Recent EPI research for the Department for Education shows that while there has been some learning recovery, on average pupils continue to remain behind in reading and mathematics compared to pre-pandemic progress, with learning losses greater for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

In late March, the government published its ‘Opportunities for all: Strong schools with great teachers for your child’ White Paper. The first Schools White Paper to be published in six years, it sets out several ambitious, long-term goals to improve pupil outcomes, delivered through a series of measures and major reforms to the school system. The government has stated that its goals are to provide an excellent teacher for every child; deliver high standards of curriculum, behaviour and attendance; offer targeted support for children who need it and deliver a stronger and fairer school system.

In the wake of the announcement of the Schools Bill, which will provide the necessary legislation for reforms set out in the White Paper, this timely event will bring together policymakers, school leaders and sector experts to discuss the opportunities and hurdles that its 2030 plans for the school system present; the future role of trusts, local authorities, regional bodies and parents; as well as the additional measures needed to reduce learning loss, raise standards and close the disadvantage gap.

The event will feature a keynote speech form Clare MacDonald, Deputy Director for School system Strategy and Lead Official for the Schools White Paper, Department for Education, followed by a panel including Sir David Carter, former National Schools Commissioner; John Murphy, Oasis Community Learning; Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chartered College of Teaching; Natalie Perera, EPI and Andy Start, Capita Public Service.

 

This event is invitation only. Please email helen.mcglade@epi.org.uk with your name, job title and organisation to request a ticket.

 

SPEAKERS
The Schools Bill: How can it deliver opportunities for all by 2030?
Sir David Carter
Former National Schools Commissioner
The Schools Bill: How can it deliver opportunities for all by 2030?
Clare MacDonald
Deputy Director for School System Strategy and Lead Official for the Schools White Paper, Department for Education
The Schools Bill: How can it deliver opportunities for all by 2030?
John Murphy
CEO, Oasis Community Learning
The Schools Bill: How can it deliver opportunities for all by 2030?
Professor Dame Alison Peacock
Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching
The Schools Bill: How can it deliver opportunities for all by 2030?
Natalie Perera
Chief Executive, Education Policy Institute
The Schools Bill: How can it deliver opportunities for all by 2030?
Andy Start
CEO