Education forum to focus on literacy initiatives

Bradford’s next Public Forum for Education will look at how The Literacy Hub and Literature Festival are supporting pupils across the District.

Key speakers at the event will include: Jason Vit, the Literacy Hubs Manager; Syima Aslam, the Director of Bradford Literature Festival; and Imran Hafeez, Bradford’s Literacy Hub Manager.

The forum will explore how these projects contribute towards the improvement of literacy standards. There will also be an overview from the Council about innovation in language and communication teaching. Presentations will be followed by table discussions and questions to the panel.

The forum will takes place on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm in the Hockney Room, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN.

Anyone with an interest is welcome and we would particularly like parents, governors and young people to attend.

Michael Jameson, strategic director of children’s services, said: “The Literacy Hub and Literature Festival show Bradford’s ambition to engage young people in reading and writing. This forum is a great way for parents, teachers and young people to find out more about these important initiatives.”

Coun Imran Khan, portfolio holder for education, employment and skills, said: “Improving literacy amongst students is so important if our young people are to get the best education and life chances. This forum will show how innovative initiatives can support this ambition.”

For more information or to book a place, email Public.Forum.for.Education@bradford.gov.uk or call 01274 434335.

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