Parents, carers and people who work with children and young people are being invited to a conference to help shape the future of education across the district.

Education bosses want to hear the views of everyone involved in school life throughout Bradford as part of an ongoing bid to push-up standards.

People attending the event are also being asked to bring along photographs and articles which reflect their school experiences or may impact on school life in Bradford today.

Kath Tunstall, the Council’s strategic director for services to children and young people and John Gaskin, Education Bradford managing director, will talk about the education strategy for the district at the seminar which will take place at Titus Salt School in Baildon on Saturday, November 15, from 9am to 1pm.

Organised by the Education Strategy Group (ESG), which provides a forum for key stakeholders to work with the Council in shaping education, the conference will be started by Council leader Kris Hopkins.

He said: “This is an excellent opportunity for people to share their views and ideas, and discuss ways in which the education of the children and young people throughout the district can be further improved.

“Anyone who is interested in the education of our children is invited to come along.

“The event will also give people the chance to consider different international approaches which will help stimulate and challenge thinking – it promises to be an enjoyable and productive morning.”

ESG chairman Donna Pankhurst will also reflect on the impact of the ESG and the challenges which face schools throughout the district.

Councillor David Ward, the Liberal Democrat group education spokesman, said: “The event is really about where do we go from here?

“It’s important for people to have their say outside of the immediate bubble of the City Hall.

“It’s pretty simple really. If you look at the evidence we are still under-performing in far too many of our schools for far too many children and that is the number one priority.”

Councillor Ralph Berry, Bradford Labour group’s education spokesman and a member of the ESG, said: “Parental consultation is one of those things we have really struggled on. There is a huge correlation between involved parents and positive outcomes – it’s more significant than putting money into schools.”

To book a place, e-mail: jeanette. or telephone (01274) 432337 by this Friday.

A creche will be available but places will be limited.