Caught in the Act is a one day conference organised by a network of campaign groups and organisations concerned about the future of education, including the Anti Academies Alliance, Campaign for State Education, Comprehensive Future, the journal FORUM, Information for School and College Governors (ISCG), and the Socialist Educational Association.
The Conference in centred on the imminent Education Act, and has the tagline Tackling Michael Gove’s Education Revolution. Though, at present, the revolution is not so much an Act as a Bill which is shortly to go to the committee stage in the House of Lords.
An impressive list of speakers will lead workshops on the implications of the new legislation. These include:
Clyde Chitty and Melissa Benn on A Divided Education System.
David Wolfe, specialist in education law from Matrix Chambers on Implications of the new Education Act.
Prof. Stephen Ball, an all round expert on the sociology of education on Privatisation.
Martin Johnson, the Deputy General Secretary of the teachers’ union, Association for Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) on Edubusiness.
Sam Ellis, funding specialist from the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) on Paying the Price.
Christine Blower, the General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) on The International Scene.
Dr. Patrick Roach, the Deputy General Secretary of the teachers’ union NASUWT who will discuss What Next?
The conference will be held between 10am and 3.30pm on Saturday 19th November, at the University of London Union, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY.
More details, and information on booking can be found on the CASE website.