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Education Inquiry

Our work on education

Tuesday 02 July 2013

Our work on education started when Compass members voted at an AGM for Compass to prioritise work on education. This decision was against the Management Committee - but turned out to the the right one.

Since then, an education group was formed. The group has been meeting since 2009 and promotes...

Education is arguably the most important thing a society can provide. It has the potential to transform lives, build communities and support the economy.

And yet our education system is increasingly looking to the past rather than building for the future.

It is becoming more marketised and...

An Advisory Council of around 40 leading experts and interested parties in the education field will meet at three key moments within the Inquiry over its 12 months existence to shape and direct its work. The Advisory Council will be chaired by Dame Jane Roberts – a distinguished thinker and...

To launch this Inquiry we are going back to basics and asking 'what is education for?'

We have created a space for you to submit your answers using photos, written word, poetry, music- whatever!

See our Tumblr here to get you started and submit your answers today - then get your family,...

 

There are loads of ways to get involved in the Inquiry including: Attend our events throughout the year all over the UK (sign up for emails to find out about them!) Each month we will be sending out emails so you know how to get involved in the Inquiry including voting on your favourite...

The Working groups meet regularly face-to-face and on Skype to discuss the main issues and write mini reports that are received by the Council. Please email the contacts below if you want to get involved in a working group or email rosie@compassonline.org.uk if you have an area of expertise you...

This letter first appeared in The Daily Telegraph on 11/9/2013 and was signed by Compass Chair Neal Lawson

We are deeply concerned about the impact of the Government’s early years policies on the health and wellbeing of our youngest children. The early years of life are when children...

How to hold a local inquiry

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Holding a local inquiry

Compass, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and many other organisations and individuals are coming together to establish an Inquiry into a New Model of Education. This is a unique project in both substance and style. Starting from a values base of greater equality and...

New Inquiry Graphic

Wednesday 18 December 2013

 

 

Check out our new graphic showing what our Education Inquiry looks like:

Education Inquiry Conference

The Compass/NUT Education Inquiry has been working hard over the last 6 months to develop a new model of education. More than ever we need you to be a part of the conversation for developing this new model. So far the working groups, Inquiry Council have helped...

The Values of education: A rich and diverse system

The highly competitive, fractured and politicised English education system poses an immense challenge for those seeking a new educational settlement.  It will require not only a new approach to education policy, but also a new policy and...

Interim Report

Thursday 10 July 2014

We have been very busy over the last year conducting interviews, having seminars with students and experts as well as holding national and local events to get to the bottom of the question: How do we build a more equal and democratic model of education? We're pleased to present the interim...