Safer, Fairer Cultures of Opportunity in Schools and Work-Based Learning Environments

Kate Green, Shadow Education Secretary shares some of her vision for creating safer, fairer society through education

Kate’s experience and community action extends far beyond her influential career in parliament, and we’ll be drawing upon her vast experience at strategic and ground level in tackling the crucial, cultural issues around safety for women and girls, child poverty and support for racial equality. As well as ‘what’ needs to be done, we’ll be challenging Kate to outline ‘how’ education can achieve these perennial problems, and what part, if any, collaborations may or may not help to invoke deep change.

Focus areas:

  • What defines ‘real’ opportunity? Many would argue there’s plenty on offer already, but do existing opportunities genuinely present to all young people?
  • Anti-Racist Schools: What does it really mean, and how can we move forwards in collaboration?
  • Narrowing the financial divide: Does it really take Marcus Rashford to make the difference?
  • Applied Generals (BTEC and others): Is there a place for these in a modern, inclusive suite of qualifications?
  • Autonomy vs Formal Federations vs Partnerships vs Trusts:  Which model should we see as the way forward for tackling local inequalities?

Kate will be joined in the Q&A by Jonathan Lansley-Gordon, COO, SIMMS Coaching & Consultancy and Nikos Savvas, CEO, Eastern Colleges Group


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Contributors

  • Dr Nikos Savvas
    Dr Nikos Savvas
    CEO, Eastern Colleges Group
  • Jonathan Lansley-Gordon
    Jonathan Lansley-Gordon
    COO at Simms Coaching and Consultancy

    – Expertise in Teaching, Learning and Assessment and EDI strategy

    – Managing Director of The Blackett Lab Family *C.I.C., a collective of UK based Black Physicists

    – Masters in Theoretical Physics – Imperial College London

    – Former Assistant Head at King’s College London Mathematics School

  • Kate Green OBE MP
    Kate Green OBE MP
    Shadow Education Secretary

    Kate has served as Shadow Secretary of State for Education since 2020. She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for “services to welfare work” as part of the 2005 New Year Honours, where her work in the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and membership of the National Employment Panel was recognised.

    Parliamentary Career

    She was elected in 2010 as MP for Stretford and Urmston, and In October 2011, was promoted to shadow Minister of State for Equalities at the Government Equalities Office. Following a reshuffle of Labour’s shadow ministerial team in October 2013, Green became Shadow Minister for Disabled People, and has held posts as Shadow Minister of State for Disabled People under Ed Miliband from 2013 to 2015. In 2020, Kate Green was appointed Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities (working alongside Yvette Cooper). Following Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Leader of the Labour Party, she was promoted again to the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet serving as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities. However, in a March 2016 speech, Corbyn advocated the decriminalisation of the sex industry, to which Green commented “without any discussion or consultation with his shadow cabinet, with me as his shadow minister for women and equalities, with women in the PLP or, to the best of my knowledge, with anyone in the wider Labour Party”. She resigned from this position on 27 June 2016. She returned as Shadow Minister for Child Poverty Strategy under Keir Starmer’s leadership, in June 2020, she was appointed as Shadow Education Secretary.

    Background prior to entering parliament

    Kate was employed as Director of the National Council for One Parent Families between 2000 and 2004, then taking up the post of Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) until 2009. Alongside this, Green was a member, then chair, of the London Child Poverty Commission from 2006 to 2009. She also served as a magistrate in the City of London between 1993 and 2009.

Date

22/10/2021

Time

10:45 am - 11:15 am
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