Education - Who are schools for? How should they serve the community?

The Aston Debates

Aston Debates 2015

25 February, Sumpner Lecture Theatre,  Aston University 6.00 - 8.00pm

Pre-event light refreshments will be available 
from 5.00pm (Room MB652)

The ‘Trojan Horse’ affair has prompted important debates around the local 
management of schools, so-called ‘British values’, religious education and how  schools can best serve diverse communities.

This is one of a series of high profile public meetings with a built-in question 
time, organised during the 2015 General Election campaign. The Aston Debates  will feature high-profile guest speakers, drawn from politics, business, academia  and civil society, addressing issues likely to feature prominently during the campaign. The aim? To be informative, provocative and to ‘cut through the spin’.

Guest Speakers:

Professor Stephen Gorard -
Professor of Education and Public Policy, 
Durham University

Chris Keates -
General Secretary of the National Association of  Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers

Richy Thompson - Campaigns Officer (Faith Schools and Education), British 
Humanist Association

The debate will be facilitated by community activist and political radio presenter 
Charmaine Burton, a former Aston University student.