Bristol Question Time Send and Inclusion

Bristol Question Time September 2019


A second Bristol Question Time took place at City Hall this week, with questions submitted by the public discussed by a selected panel.

The event was hosted by Mike Norton, editor of the Bristol Post, with the theme for this conversation being ‘Meeting the demographic challenge – How will Bristol be an inclusive, age-friendly and learning city as its population changes?’

Marvin Rees was on the panel, joined by Alex Raikes, Strategic Director of Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI); Kay Libby, Age UK Co-Chief Executive; Poku Osei, CEO at Babbasa and Jon Angell, Principal at The City Academy.

Some of the points made by members of the audience included housing issues, the Cumberland Basin development, tackling racism in schools with accountability, school curriculum not reflective of Bristol communities, children’s recreational activities placed in areas with air pollution 25 per cent over legal limits and special educational needs and disabilities.

Here, Jon Angell tackles a Send question about what urgent action has been taken to keep vulnerable children in education.  The full audio response along with contributions from the floor is above.

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