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Education Secretary Ruth Kelly speaks at Gateshead conference(1)

 
   
Date: 16/12/2005

 
 
Secretary of State for Education, Ruth Kelly has confirmed she will lead a ministerial address at the North of England Education Conference 2006 in Gateshead.
Secretary of State for Education, Ruth Kelly has confirmed she will lead a ministerial address at the North of England Education Conference 2006 in Gateshead.

More than 300 delegates attending the conference between 4th and 6th January at The Sage Gateshead will be privy to the address on Friday 6th January at 11am.

The North of England Education Conference is one of the most well-established events in the national education and children's services calendar and has been running since 1903 and was last hosted in the North East in 1996.

Hosted by Gateshead Council on behalf of the North East's 12 local authorities in 2006, the theme of this year's conference is LEARN:CREATE. It will showcase how schools, Higher Education Institutions and Local Education Authorities can collaborate to develop leadership potential and lead education and children's services improvement.

In addition to Ruth Kelly’s attendance, academics specialising in education and children's issues, politicians and entrepreneurs will be using the 2006 North of England Education Conference to help set the agenda for the coming year.

The conference will also feature keynote speeches from a range of speakers and senior academics from as far afield as Canada, as well as showcasing regional talent and creativity. England's children's commissioner, Professor Al Aynsley-Green is conference president.

Chair of the conference executive this year, director of children's services at Gateshead Council, Maggie Atkinson, said: "We are delighted that Ruth Kelly can join us at the conference. This is a major event where we will provide a major forum for education and children's services debate and focus national attention on the excellence of what goes on in the North East. It helps set the tone for the year and keeps our issues high on the political agenda, so that raising standards is at the forefront of the debate.”

For more information on the programme of the event, visit www.neec2006.org.uk.

 

 

 

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