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Today saw a major step forward for the Whole Education partnership with a major launch here at the RSA. The Whole Education network wants to be more than just a talking shop. As Matthew Taylor said in his speech today in a swelteringly hot Benjamin Franklin room, what we don't need right now is more reports. That's why the Whole Education partnership has created a series of practical events based around exploring ways to deliver transformational education to young people.

Today saw a major step forward for the Whole Education partnership with a major launch here at the RSA. The Whole Education network wants to be more than just a talking shop. As Matthew Taylor said in his speech today in a swelteringly hot Benjamin Franklin room, what we don't need right now is more reports. That's why the Whole Education partnership has created a series of practical events based around exploring ways to deliver transformational education to young people.

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School and college leaders, Local Authority senior managers and governors are all very busy. They know that there is innovative work going on - the problem is taking the time to find out about it.

Whole Education have designed ‘One Stop Shop’ EXPO Workshops for school leaders (heads, deputy heads and others) interested in learning more about projects and programmes they can get involved with.

Whole Education believes that education ought to be relevant and engaging, active not passive. That education is about more than school, and that individuals learn best in different ways and thrive in different environments. That education is about joint responsibility – teachers, parents, communities, and indeed young people themselves, taking responsibility for their learning.

Accordingly, when designing our regional Expo events, we were keen to ensure that they reflect our beliefs and not just follow the usual format of some keynotes and very little, if any time, for participation. If we believe education should be about more than a teacher delivering information from the front of a classroom, then to hold an event where practitioners were lectured to for the duration of the day seemed contradictory. Instead we wanted to engage and involve our attendees – give them space to direct their own learning.

Our Expo events therefore will be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all of our partner projects. Delegates will be invited to explore the projects that interest them, and have the opportunity to delve deeper into four of these over the course of the day, guided by a practitioner who is already involved in implementing the project in their school or youth group. There will be no gurus, no keynotes, just a focus on practices being applied in context.

If you are interested in attending then please visit www.wholeeducation.org, download the event flyer here, or call 0207 451 6837 to book your ticket now.

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