Future of education to be discussed at public event in Daventry

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Leading figures from education will be in Daventry next week to discuss the future of schools.

The event, on Wednesday April 27, will feature people speaking on the impact of government policy on their children – in particular forced academisation, increased testing of children, and cuts to school funding.

It is open to any parent, child or member of the public to go along for free.

Speakers will include the vice president of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Kiri Tunks, Jo Webb from the mental health charity Young Minds, and Madeleine Holt, formally a BBC journalist and presenter, and now schools campaigner and founder of Rescue Our Schools, a organisation working with parents and communities across the country to support state education.

The event runs from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Abbey Centre in Daventry. Entry is free, but people are being encouraged to {register their attendance online|https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-future-of-education-daventry-schools-tickets-24095473209|}; children are welcome and tea and biscuits will be available.