Ep. 28 Keeping education level during lockdown, Cllr Anna Firth, Sevenoaks District Council

On this week’s episode of Public Sector Voices we are joined by Anna Firth, Councillor on Sevenoaks District Council and one of the founders of the Invicta Summer Academy.

Over the summer, with the help of hundreds of teachers and other staff, the academy provided education to 36,000 children who would have otherwise been out of a learning environment for 6 months.

Anna discusses how her involvement as a school governor as well as her family history of teaching lead her to create the Invicta Summer Academy, as well as how the project intends to carry on now that children are back in traditional education.

Anna believes that “the quickest way to achieve true equality is through education for all”, and with children out of school throughout most of 2020, the Invicta Summer Academy has helped to ensure that even disadvantaged children stayed in education.

In this episode, Anna discusses the difficulties that online teaching can have, but also the massive benefits that come from a classroom that is not limited by “geographical and physical restriction on teaching having to take place in a classroom, in an area.”

Anna delves into the struggles that technology can pose when internet access isn’t equal across the entire nation.

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