Rocket Fund Launch - Transforming Education in Hackney

Join us for the launch of Rocket Fund - a crowdfunding site that empowers teachers to raise funds for the most important projects. Edspace and Nesta are joining forces to bring access to Rocket Fund exclusively to the 61 schools within 1 Mile of Edspace.

Come along to find out how you can get involved and help your local school.

“The transformation of education in London is one of the greatest successes of public policy of the last decade, and nowhere has that success been more remarkable than in Hackney, where the education offer has gone from being probably the worst to becoming one of the best, not just in London, but in the UK.” Mayor Jules Pipe.

Hackney is an early adopter when it comes to education - from a programme of new school building, to nationally reknown Academies and a density of creativity and entrepreneurship.

Hear from some of Hackney's most inspiring educators and education leaders, about how far we have come, and what we can aspire to in the future.

Chair: 
Sophie Bailey, founder Edtech Podcast

Speakers:
Michelle Thomas - executive head, New Wave Federation and TeachMeet organiser - transforming primary education
Ben Payne - co-director, Ministry of Stories - using creative public spaces to unleash imagination
Ben Gill - manager, Rocket Fund - how to fund the most important school projects

Followed by Edspace Spring Drinks social.