Many of you will be aware that there have been many Education Question Time meetings held around the country over the past few months, they are proving to be very successful events, with some high profile speakers in attendance.
The NUT in conjunction with the UCU (University and College Union) have organised an EQT, hopefully to take place at Barnsley Town Hall on
Monday 20th April, 5.45-7.15pm
All the prospective parliamentary candidates have been invited, so far three have agreed to attend and be on the panel: Dan jarvis (Labour and MP for Barnsley Central) Michael Short (Green Party candidate) and Dave Gibson (Trade Union & Socialist Coalition). As yet the Liberal Democrat and the Conservative candidates haven’t responded but we are very hopeful of a full panel whereby a very meaningful discussion can take place.
Look out for a flyer containing more details to be sent into schools after Easter. Please spread the word we would like to invite as many parents to the event as possible.
We look forward to seeing as many of our members there as possible.
We want to put education issues at the top of the agenda for the candidates of all parties.
For a list of the EQT’s being held around the country click here