Westminster Education Forum

The future for UK education abroad post-Brexit - exporting qualifications, new opportunities for schools and addressing the challenges of expansion

Thursday, 8th June 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will consider the future for exporting UK education abroad. It takes place in light of the Government’s ongoing commitment to increase education exports to £30 billion by 2020 and amid continued growth in the number of overseas UK boarding schools.


Delegates will discuss the key challenges and opportunities for British schools when establishing satellite campuses overseas, including the maintenance of high standards, teacher recruitment and steps to protect and enhance a school brand.


Further sessions will assess the next steps for increasing exports of UK education products overseas in view of the UK's likely exit from the European Union and competition from other countries providing English-medium education, including best practice in developing and tailoring education products to international markets and government steps to support awarding bodies, qualification providers and EdTech companies to increase exports.


The seminar is expected to bring together key policymakers including parliamentarians and senior officials with stakeholders including school and college leaders, education consultants, lawyers, architects, language qualification providers, assessment providers and representatives from international schools, awarding bodies, education technology providers, businesses, trade associations and academics.



Guests of Honour

Geoff Gladding

Sector Lead, Education Team, Department for International Trade

Vipul Bhargava

Special Advisor, Education Technology and International Schools, Department for International Trade

Guests of Honour

Geoff Gladding

Sector Lead, Education Team, Department for International Trade

Vipul Bhargava

Special Advisor, Education Technology and International Schools, Department for International Trade

Chair

Lord Lucas

Editor in Chief, The Good Schools Guide

Speakers

Patrick Craven

Director of Quality, Policy & Stakeholder Engagement, City and Guilds

Colin Bell

Chief Executive Officer, Council of British International Schools

Doug Locke

Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Alexandra Ingram

Business Development Consultant, International Schools Consultancy

Peter Monteath

Regional Director UK and Ireland, Cambridge International Examinations

Ben Somner

Director of Architecture, Broadway Malyan

Russell Speirs

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, RSAcademics

Alastair Land

Headmaster, Repton School, Derbyshire

Matthew Anderson

Executive Director, TVET

Caroline Wright

Director General, British Educational Suppliers Association

Sara Brazendale

Director of International Schools, Wycombe Abbey