Facing facts in education: What the evidence says about improving schools

England’s schools have undergone substantial changes in the last decade, including: introducing systematic phonics teaching and the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check; implementation of the Shanghai model of maths education in thousands of schools; and the expansion of free schools and academies. These reforms and others were driven by evidence of how children learn and policies that maximise opportunities for children to attend high quality schools. What does an evidence-based education look like and why is it so important? What can England and Australia learn from each other?

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The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, UK Minister of State for School Standards

Nick Gibb was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Education on 15 July 2014. He was elected Conservative MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton in 1997. He served as Shadow Minister for Schools from 2005 until 2010, and as Minister of State for Schools from May 2010 until September 2012.

Mr Mark Scott AO, Secretary of NSW Department of Education

Mark Scott is Secretary of the Department of Education in NSW. He has worked as a teacher, in public administration and as a journalist and media executive. He is committed to public education and learning environments where every child can flourish.

The Hon Rob Stokes MP, NSW Minister for Education

Rob Stokes is currently the Minister for Education with the NSW Government, where he is responsible for the leadership of teaching and learning across the tertiary and secondary education sectors in NSW. Rob has also served as Minister for Planning, where he was focused on promoting development throughout the state that improves people’s lives into the future, as well as securing the conservation and sustainable use of our State’s environmental and historic heritage.

Event Details:

When: Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Where: The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1 131 Macquarie Street SYDNEY NSW 2000

Time: 5.45 pm for a 6.00 pm start. The event will conclude at 7.30 pm

Cost: Registration for this event is free.

To secure your place please book at www.cis.org.au/events or call (02) 9438 4377.

If you wish to transfer a booking you must advise the organisers of the name change at your earliest convenience.

For event enquiries please email Max Hawke-Weaver at mhawkeweaver@cis.org.au

For media enquiries please email Karla Pincott at kpincott@cis.org.au

Limited parking is available within the building complex. Online pre-bookings are essential to secure a car spot and discounted parking rate. Please visit the Secure Parking website, select the car park at 131 Macquarie Street and enter the promotion code: CIS10 when making your booking. If you are travelling by train, Martin Place and Circular Quay are the nearest stations to our office, with Wynyard a few minutes further away.