With just over six months until the 2015 General Election, the APPG for Education has planned a programme of events exploring some of the key educational themes of this Parliament.
In December the Group will host a discussion on Early Years education, examining whether current provision properly prepares children for school. The Group will be joined by Ellen Broome, Director of Policy, Research and Communications at the Family and Childcare Trust. Ellen joined the Trust in January 2014 and leads on external communication, engagement with key policy and political audiences and campaigning for a world where all families have the support they need to thrive, including its annual childcare cost survey. Prior to joining, Ellen was the Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the Children’s Society.
In January 2015, the APPG for Education will take a closer look at Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). We hope to be joined by representatives from Dyson to discuss whether current STEM education is meeting the needs of pupils.
Finally, in March 2015 the Group will welcome Graham Stuart MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, as the keynote speaker at our Annual Lunch. Graham will share his thoughts on education policy during this Parliament.