This session will start with some context from Potential Plus UK’s Chief Executive, Julie Taplin, about the educational situation for young people with High Learning Potential in England and the charity’s wish to campaign for change. With this context in mind, Maisie Palmer from The Social Change Agency, will outline how power can be leveraged by individuals and groups to build a meaningful agenda for change. By the end of the session, the aim is for parents to be able identify the key decision-makers and the different messages that might motivate each of them to campaign; to understand that they as parents and carers have a strong voice; and for this to be a springboard for us all to plan a campaign that has maximum impact for our community.
Maisie Palmer from The Social Change Agency
Maisie Palmer’s interests lie in social impact, education, and supporting community-led movements. Prior to joining The Social Change Agency, she was National Programme Lead for Education at The Roots Programme where she designed and delivered an exchange programme aimed at tackling social division amongst British youth. Maisie founded Mxogyny an online and print publication for marginalised creatives to further equality of opportunity in the arts. She has also worked for the Secretary of State for Scotland and the International Criminal Court. Maisie holds an MA in Politics from the University of Edinburgh and studied at Sciences Po, Paris as an Erasmus scholar.