Find out about the SEA Annual Conference, London, 27th June 2015Posted: June 15, 2015
The SEA Annual Conference will be held at the University of London Union, Malet Street London, WC1E 7HY on Saturday 27th June 2015. The Conference will run from 11.00 am to 5 pm.
After the disappointment of May 7th, this will be an important opportunity to renew our commitment to a socialist education programme and to take stock of the issues that are likely to face us over the coming years.
We will have a range of speakers specifically addressing the current political scene and its implications for education. They will include:
• Professor Richard Pring (President of SEA)
• Kevin Courtney (Deputy General Secretary of the NUT)
• Catherine West MP (Hornsey and Wood Green)
• Melissa Benn (author, campaigner and Vice President of SEA).
• Eddie Playfair (Principal of NewVic Sixth Form College and Vice Chair of SEA)
The main focus though will be to promote as wide a debate as possible. We want to identify the policy and campaigning agenda that will be needed over the next few years. One aim will undoubtedly be to try and raise the profile of education after its almost complete absence from the election campaign. We need to ensure that the damage being done by the current government is better understood and that Labour develops a more comprehensive alternative offer.
There will also be the opportunity for SEA to make a supporting nomination in the contest for Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. There will be time in the conference for what I’m sure will be a lively debate about the merits of the different candidates
The cost to attend the conference is £25 waged and £15 unwaged. This includes lunch.
You can book a place by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . Payment can be made on the day.
We will be very pleased to see supporters who are not SEA members at this very important conference.