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Thursday, January 26 • 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Francis Gilbert, Teacher & Author

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Having sent his son to a private school when he was five years old, Francis Gilbert saw first hand the harmful effects of the private system. He discovered that the teaching was poor and his son was being bullied both by the children and the system in general. His son's life changed immeasurably for the better since he started attending the local state primary a few years ago, improving academically and in confidence. Above all, being part of the local community has made him - and the family in general - much happier in himself. Francis will make the case for supporting local state schools correcting the myths and untruths that are spread about local state schools.

 


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Francis Gilbert

Francis Gilbert was educated at Sussex University, Cambridge University and completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University Of East Anglia, studying under Malcolm Bradbury and Rose Tremain. Since the early 1990s, he has taught in a variety of comprehensives in London. He gave up teaching in 1998, but resumed his teaching career in 2001; shortly afterwards he became Head of English, a post he held for six years before stepping down to devote... Read More →


Thursday January 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:20pm
The LWF Theatre National Hall Gallery, Olympia

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