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1st Oral Evidence session - Speak for Change Inquiry

Wednesday 25th March, 1.45-3.30pm

Conference room 2, Parliament Street

The programme for the event is as follows:

1.45pm: Photocall for all MPs and Peers 

Please attend to show your support for the Inquiry and to find out how to get involved


2.00pm: Introduction to the Speak for Change Inquiry

With Emma Hardy MP (chair or the Oracy APPG), a speech by schoolchildren and a short video


2.10 - 3.30pm: 1st oral evidence session for the Inquiry

All MPs and Peers are welcome to join the session and put questions to the following expert witnesses:

  • Prof Robin Alexander, Uni. of Cambridge & former Director, Cambridge Primary Review

  • Paul Drechsler CBE, Former CBI President & former Chair of Teach First

  • Prof Becky Francis, Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation

  • Jean Gross CBE, Education expert & Government’s former Communication Champion for children

  • Prof Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching

Please RSVP to Gemma Carroll at


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