As plans are made for an independent fundamental review of our education system, how do we ensure that we give children and young people the best educational experience and outcomes in the future?

 “Should we be future-proofing an education system that doesn’t serve our children’s futures? Should we be building resilience in an education system that has been so difficult to reform? Instead of fixing, adapting and supporting a narrative of education that puts values in our children that we spend a lifetime to unlearn, how about changing the language altogether?” Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of the Qatar Foundation, ‘New Schools of Thought’ by The Economist Intelligence Unit, 4 May 2020 

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The Panel

The panel consisted of: Michele Corkey, Director of Education, Education Authority; Justin Edwards, CEO, CCEA (Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment) and Marie Lindsay, Former principal of St Mary’s College, Derry/Londonderry. The event was chaired by Michael Arlow, Head of Education and Society, British Council Northern Ireland.