Education Beyond Covid:
Reality, Resilience and Renewal

15th May 2021


Education Beyond Covid:
Reality, Resilience and Renewal

Saturday 15th May 2021 9:10 am - 12:30 pm  [£0.00]

An introductory live session initiated by the Quaker Values in Education (QVinE) group which will share educational experiences in schools and at home over the past year, and look towards the future.

The event will explore the following themes:

  • how the pandemic laid bare the inequalities in our society, which affect young people in the education system at all levels;
  • how some schools and adults demonstrated resilience in finding creative solutions to problems they and their students and children faced;
  • aspirations of how we can take the best of what we have learned into a better future for education.

We aim to gather a wide range of contributors – parents, teachers, governors, teacher trainers and young people – sharing their views, and offering their lived experience in shaping future directions in education.

Among others who will join us:

Paul Parker

Recording Clerk of Britain Yearly Meeting

Geoff Barton

General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders 

Kevan Collins

UK Government Commissioner on Education Recovery

Becky Francis

Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

Event Schedule




Webinar Opens – Please join early, if you can, to introduce yourselves


For your assignment to break out rooms  > return to main for >


Introduction by Jeff Beatty, QVinE clerk
followed by Martyn Beer > introduction to each guest speaker


Input from Guest Speakers
Paul Parker
Geoff Barton
Kevan Collins
Becky Francis


Introduction to your break out groups


Breakout sessions - with facilitators and note takers


Coffee break


Feedback session


Plenary, further feedback on where next, and finally …
Summing up - by Anne Watson

Quaker Values in Education (QVinE) are a small, independent minded body, which originated from a Cumberland AM concern about the direction that state education, enforced through the inspection system, was being driven.

To date, QVinE has hosted conferences in London and Birmingham, published papers and a recent (2018) book, Faith and Experience in Education.

Upon completion of your booking, you will be asked to answer some additional questions which are essential for us to provide the best possible event for everyone attending.

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