GPP Forum to look at ‘Education in Peterborough’

Education will be the theme of this year’s Greater Peterborough Partnership annual forum.

Guest speakers will include Peterborough head teachers and Peterborough City Council’s cabinet member for education, Cllr John Holdich.

The forum takes place at Peterborough Town Hall’s reception room on Wednesday July 18, from 2pm to 5.15pm.

The leader of Peterborough City Council, Cllr Marco Cereste, will open the afternoon’s proceedings by reviewing the achievements made over the last year in delivering the vision of a ‘bigger better Peterborough’, outlined in Peterborough’s Sustainable Community Strategy.

Peterborough City Council’s assistant director for education and resources, Jonathan Lewis, will then deliver a presentation entitled ‘Learning in Peterborough – the national and local context’.

Other guest speakers include the head teacher of Dogsthorpe Junior School, Mary Foreman; Louise Thomas from the Royal Society of Arts; Angela Joyce, the principal of Peterborough Regional College; Pat Carrington, the principal of Peterborough City College and Allison Sunley, Peterborough City Council’s head of 8 to 19 Service.

Director of GPP, Richard Astle, said, “This is an opportunity to find out about the whole sphere of Peterborough’s education.
“Education is crucial in delivering our future growth so it is essential we come together to discuss what has been achieved and what challenges we have to overcome.”

The forum is open to the general public and offers a chance to ask questions about all aspects of Peterborough’s agenda for the future.

For further information on the Greater Peterborough Partnership’s annual forum, contact Mark Pearson on or visit the GPP website