Forthcoming events

The Westminster Education Forum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on education policy. These include education professionals, representatives of parents, learners and local authorities; education sector businesses and their advisors; interest groups and the voluntary sector; and academics and commentators; along with members of the reporting press.

In planning its programme of events, the Forum regularly consults Parliamentarians, senior government officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others.

The Westminster Education Forum is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for the support and advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.

Should you have any booking queries, please email jayne.cole@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

Professor Stephen Parker

Professor Stephen Parker

The future for Modern Foreign Languages at GCSE and A-level

Tuesday, 28th April 2015
Royal Aeronautical Society, No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Professor Stephen Parker, Chair, ALCAB Panel for Modern and Classical Languages and Henry Simon Professor of German, University of Manchester

Debbie Jones

Debbie Jones

Next steps for supporting adopted children and children in care, and improving transitions for care leavers

Thursday, 4th June 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Debbie Jones, Director, Social Care, Ofsted

Professor Stephen Heppell

Professor Stephen Heppell

Using technology in education

Tuesday, 9th June 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Professor Stephen Heppell, Chair, Education Technology Action Group (ETAG)

Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski

Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski

The future of the teaching workforce - tackling workload, raising standards and supporting professional development

Tuesday, 7th July 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dame Kate Dethridge DBE, Chair, Teaching Assistants Standards Review and Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski, Chair, Headteacher Standards Review

The future for childcare and Early Years provision - cost, standards, supply and new providers

Tuesday, 14th July 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Senior speaker confirmed from Ofsted

England's Examination System - the next steps for reform

Monday, 12th October 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Glenys Stacey, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Regulator, Ofqual

The future for the independent schools sector

Wednesday, 4th November 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Barnaby Lenon, Chairman, Independent Schools Council

Dr Bill Mitchell

Dr Bill Mitchell

The future of computing in schools - curriculum, coding and teaching

Thursday, 10th December 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Dr Bill Mitchell, Director of Education, BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Social mobility - raising teaching quality and reducing the attainment gap

Q1 2016
Central London

Guests of Honour: Heath Monk, Chief Executive Officer, The Future Leaders Trust and Professor Sonia Blandford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Achievement for All 3As

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

Core Sponsors

The core sponsors of the Westminster Education Forum are Cambridge Assessment.

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

Lord Aberdare, Sir David Amess MP, Rt Hon the Lord Baker of Dorking, Gavin Barwell MP, Rt Rev the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, Baroness Benjamin, Lord Black of Brentwood, Bob Blackman MP, Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, Lord Boswell of Aynho, Angie Bray MP, Baroness Brinton, Rt Hon Annette Brooke MP, Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Baroness Buscombe, Rt Hon the Baroness Butler-Sloss, Douglas Carswell MP, Christopher Chope MP, Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP, Vernon Coaker MP, Ann Coffey MP, Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Nadine Dorries MP, Jonathan Evans MP, David Evennett MP, Tim Farron MP, Paul Flynn MP, Baroness Garden of Frognal, Pat Glass MP, Lord Glentoran, James Gray MP, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Professor the Baroness Greenfield, Lord Griffiths of Burry Port, John Hayes MP, David Heath CBE MP, Gordon Henderson MP, Charles Hendry MP, Mark Hoban MP, Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Sharon Hodgson MP, Kelvin Hopkins MP, Baroness Howe of Idlicote, Rt Hon the Baroness Hughes of Stretford, Diana Johnson MP, Helen Jones MP, Eric Joyce MP, Rt Hon the Lord Knight of Weymouth, Rt Hon the Lord Laming, Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Andrea Leadsom MP, The Earl of Listowel, Tim Loughton MP, Ian Lucas MP, Baroness Maddock, Gordon Marsden MP, Baroness Massey of Darwen, Greg Mulholland MP, Meg Munn MP, Lord Northbourne, Rt Hon Stephen O'Brien MP, Baroness Perry of Southwark, Baroness Prosser, Lord Puttnam CBE, Lindsay A Roy CBE MP, Baroness Seccombe DBE, Andrew Selous MP, Baroness Sharp of Guildford, Angela Smith MP, Lord Storey, Rt Hon the Lord Sutherland of Houndwood, Andrew Turner MP, Lord Tyler, Joan Walley MP, Baroness Wall of New Barnet, Baroness Walmsley, David Ward MP, Baroness Warnock, Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Craig Whittaker MP, Mark Williams MP, Stephen Williams MP, Rob Wilson MP, Tim Yeo MP and Viscount Younger of Leckie. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.