Sarah Teather MP

Sarah Teather MP

Sarah Teather MP, Minister of State for Children and Families in the Department for Education, is joining a panel in St Albans on Friday 21st January to discuss education.

Her fellow-panellists are Alan Gray, head teacher of Sandringham School in St Albans; Cllr Chris White, leader of the Liberal Democrat main opposition to the Conservatives running our own Hertfordshire education authority; and to give a young consumer’s perspective, Hugh Baillie-Lane, chair of the St Albans District Liberal Youth and himself a local school pupil.

Sarah will give an opening overview and the other panellists will then respond to what she has said – and indeed not said. And then it’s going to be thrown open to the audience. With so much controversy round different aspects of the government’s approach to education, it promises to be a lively and thought-provoking evening.

The speaking part is to be preceded by a delicious school dinner – not pot noodles and yoghurt but proper rib-sticking stuff, i.e. shepherd’s pie and then either rice pudding with jam or syrup sponge with custard. Yum yum.

Arrive 6.45 for 7 pm to give time for food and then debate. The venue is the newly extended and modernised St Paul’s Church Hall, Blandford Road, St Albans AL1 4JP, on the corner of Hatfield Road with plenty of adjacent parking.

The Supper costs £10 and includes a free drink. You are very welcome to join us at this event – you can book your place now via libdemevents@btconnect.com or by phone to Sheila Wright 01727 858060.