Radical Approaches to Education conference - audio recording
On Saturday at the TUC in London over 150 Compass members and supporters gathered to discuss Radical Approaches to Education. The event was sold out and was packed with debates, workshops and some very inspiring key speakers including Mary Bousted from ATL and Jon Cruddas.
To listen to an audio recording of the morning speeches by Neal Lawson, Mary Bousted and Jon Cruddas click the play button above.
To see all the photos from the day click here.
Jon Cruddas addresses the audience
Some notes from the day
The success of the day was multi-layered:
1. It rested on the long term hard work of the Compass Education Group and the discussions about the values under-pinning the group's view of the future of education. To read the group's latest publication on education - click here
2. The speakers and workshops were exceptional. To listen to speeches by Neal Lawson, Jon Cruddas and Mary Bousted click the play button at the top of the page.
3. We ensured that there was a more participatory and accessible approach to the day with interactive workshops, minimal time dedicated to reporting back and repeating points and special attention given to ensuring as much of a gender balance in as possible. Much of the day involved breaking up into small groups allowing everyone to participate and be heard – especially women.
In the best spirit of radical education – we educated each other.
4. Finally there was a sense of joint excitement about the progress being made as we start to really develop a new comprehensive vision and take on the right.
Thank you to everyone who came. If you want to get involved in the work of the Compass Education Group as we build our new comprehensive model do get in touch with Rosie or Joe and we will make sure you are fully included. As ever – we really need you.
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