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Children’s Plan 8 to 13 Working Group

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families who sits on the Children's Plan 8 to 13 working group; and how frequently it meets. (155921)

The 8 to 13 Expert Group is chaired jointly by Lord Andrew Adonis, Kevin Brennan MP and Sir Alan Steer, Head Teacher Seven Kings High School, Ilford, Essex.

The following are members of the group:

Sir Keith Ajegbo—a former Head Teacher who has recently led the Citizenship and Diversity Curriculum Review for Government.

Graham Badman—Director of Children's Services at Kent local authority.

Sue Campbell—Chair of the Youth Sport Trust

Rosie Chadwick—Head of Prevention Services at Crime Concern

Jonathan Douglas—Director of the National Literacy Trust

Fiona Edwards—teacher at Stebon Primary School in Tower Hamlets, London

Dr John Guy—Principal of Farnborough Sixth Form College, Hampshire

Fiona Hammans—Head Teacher at Banbury School, Oxfordshire

Barbara Hearn—deputy Chief Executive of the National Children's Bureau

Jim Herbert—teaching assistant at Little Ilford School, Manor Park in London

Ron Jenkinson—Head Teacher at St. Osmund Middle School, Dorchester, Dorset

Carol Lake—Managing Director, JP Morgan

Brian Lamb—Chair of the Special Educational Needs Consortium

Denise Lynch—Attendance Leader in Education Welfare, Children's Services, Salford local authority

Mary MacLeod—Chief Executive of the Families and Parenting Institute

Dame Mary Marsh—Chief Executive of the NSPCC

Kris Murrin—child psychologist and presenter on the BBC

Penny Rogers—consultant in the North Essex Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Caroline Ryder—Head Teacher at Carr Junior School in York

Vicky Scott—Joint Commissioning Manager for the Primary Care Trust and Local Authority, Lewisham, London

Sheila White—Head Teacher at Wyborne Primary School, Greenwich, London

Sir Michael Wilshaw—Principal of Mossbourne Community Academy Hackney, London

The group has met once already, and will do so again twice more over the course of the autumn term. There are no plans to extend the group beyond this point.