Institute of Education


IOE Director chairs part of Mayor's Conference

27 February 2017

Professor Becky Francis, Director of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), chaired the afternoon plenary of the Mayor's Conference, which took place on Friday 24 February.

The panel discussed leadership in the school system and the importance of breaking down barriers to improve social mobility. Professor Francis commented on the terrific strides made by London in achieving excellence while simultaneously narrowing gaps, and the challenge to maintain this.

The theme of this year's Conference was 'What does it take to provide a world class education in London?' Delegates discussed teacher support, career development, social mobility and helping young people into STEM careers.


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