In 2016 we planned to celebrate fifty years of comprehensive schools beginning to replace the old selective system of grammar schools and secondary moderns under which children were declared failures at age 11.
Now this Conservative Government has announced increased selection in the form of:
More new grammar schools
Extensions to existing grammars
Forcing Multi-Academy Trusts to create a new form of back-door selection through “Centres of Excellence”.
We cannot less this go unopposed and have now retitled our 12th November conference (originally called “The Stalled Revolution”) as “No Return to Selection”.
A strong line-up of speakers will lead the discussion on what has been achieved - and what remains to be done to save and complete the comprehensive revolution.