Invitation to Secondary Moderns House of Commons Reception

Invitation to Secondary Moderns House of Commons event

I would like to invite you, your colleagues and governors to a House of Commons Seminar and Reception for Secondary Modern1 schools.

This would be for Headteachers, school leaders and Chairs of Governors. It is a valuable opportunity to discuss some common issues with colleagues from schools in similar contexts, to share ideas and, most importantly, to celebrate the success of our schools. It will also be a chance to raise the profile of Secondary Moderns and their work.

There will be an afternoon seminar in a House of Commons meeting room, with input from FFT Education Datalab (and others tbc). This will be followed by a reception for afternoon tea in one of the House of Commons dining rooms. This will include the unique opportunity to meet with Members of Parliament and share with them the work that we do, the challenges that we face and the successes of our schools.

In order to confirm places I am afraid that I am asking for a very prompt response. Could you please reply to this email if you would like to attend. Places will be strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. There will be no cost to delegates for this event – it will be fully paid for by NASM2.


13 March 2019

NASM House of Commons event

House of Commons Seminar 2pm – 4pm

House of Commons Reception 4pm – 6pm

Cost: FREE

RSVP (by 11am on Tuesday 12 February 2019)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Ian Widdows

[1 – the term “Secondary Modern” is used here to represent schools who’s intake is impacted by that of other neighbouring schools. Another name would be “non-selective schools in selective areas”. “Secondary Modern” is just a simpler term. We are aware that not all non-selective schools use the term Secondary Modern and we would not want to exclude representatives from those schools from our events.

2 NASM – National Association of Secondary Moderns]