Local Schools Network founder, Melissa Benn, has won the Fred and Anne Jarvis Award
for educational campaigning. The prize acknowledged Melissa’s work as a passionate champion of comprehensive education.
Previous winners of the award include Professor Robin Alexander
, Director of the Cambridge Primary Review who said in his acceptance speech
that when governments talk about “evidence-based policy” it “all too often means ‘policy-based evidence’: first devise your policy, then select the evidence that fits it, and ignore, rubbish or suppress the rest”, and Michael Rosen
, broadcaster, poet and indefatigable campaigner against Sats.
Congratulations, Melissa, on being presented with this honour.