Tony Blair once said that his government’s priorities would be “education, education, education”; Barry Sheerman, Labour Chair of the Education Select Committee used to call this the “Triple E promise” and it is one of the defining features of Blair’s time in office.
In a speech last month, Stephen Twigg committed the next Labour government to a new Triple E promise: evidence, evidence, evidence. If you’d like to hear more about what that means, and put your own questions to the Shadow Education Secretary, then try to get along to this event organised by Progress, Labour’s progressive think tank.
Joining Stephen will be:
- Mary Bousted, general secretary, ATL, who all teachers will remember for her excellent work during the pensions campaigns
- Oli de Botton, head of standards and performace, School 21, a new free school in Newham being set up by former Blair advisor, Peter Hyman
- Gerard Kelly, editor of the TES
6pm, Tuesday 21 February
Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Westminster
The event is free but you need to register through the Progress site.
There’ll be a write-up of the event here for those teachers who can’t make it down to London and if there’s any questions you’d like me to try and put to the panel, email firstname.lastname@example.org.