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.

The PFE independent chair is Michael Latham, former Bradford headteacher. Council decision makers - senior elected members and officers, join the debates and listen to views. They report back on what outcomes have happened as a result of meetings.

The next PFE will focus on the importance of early years in improving school attainment.

It will take place in the Hockney Conference Room, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm (with a buffet from 4pm).

A child’s first years are critical their learning journey and an exciting and highly rewarding area to work in.

This PFE will focus on the innovative work being undertaken by Better Start Bradford and how this is helping us understand how outcomes can be improved and what works well. The event will also focus on the current position regarding outcomes for early years across the District.

Speakers will include:
• Michaela Howell, Director Better Start Bradford who will give a presentation on the work of Better Start Bradford and why this work is so important in improving attainment and the impact it could have in Bradford.
• Lynn Donohue, Early Years Strategic Manager will present the current picture across Bradford, looking at what the data tells us and the various initiatives are in place to improve attainment.
• Dea Nielsen, Research Fellow at the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub will focus on how we might predict readiness for school.

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

Reports from previous PFE meetings can be found on this page.


Reports from Meetings 2016

Reports from Meetings 2015


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