Public Forum for Education

The Public Forum for Education (PFE) is an open forum, where everyone, including parents and carers, young people and professionals, is welcome to come along and contribute.

Council decision makers - senior elected members and officers, join the debates and listen to views. They report back to PFE what action they have taken as a result of the meeting.

The PFE independent chair is Michael Latham, former Bradford headteacher.

Assessing the impact of leadership recruitment between 2015 and 2017 is the topic of the next PFE

It takes place on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 in the Hockney Conference Room, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

The event will include a presentation by Sir Nick Weller on his Northern Powerhouse Schools Strategy and the impact it could have in Bradford.

Sir Nick, who is the chief executive of Bradford-based Dixons Academies Trust, was commissioned by the Government to produce a report into how school standards in the North of England can be improved.

His report, published late last year, made a series of recommendations including the suggestion that a scheme to attract and retain talented teachers is piloted in the North.

Judith Kirk, Bradford Council’s Deputy Director for Education, Employment and Skills will then present the Council’s response to Sir Nick’s report and will talk about the local authority’s role in raising standards.

Sara Rawnsley, Bradford Council’s Recruitment and Retention Manager will also give an update on the work the authority has done to attract and keep teachers in the district.

For more information or to book a place, please contact or telephone 01274 434335.

Reports from previous PFE meetings can be found below.


Reports from Meetings 2016

Reports from Meetings 2015


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