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.

Stephen Kingdom

Stephen Kingdom

SEND reform: implementation, support and widening provision

Thursday, 8th May 2014
The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Stephen Kingdom, Deputy Director, Special Educational Needs and Disability, Department for Education

Dr Maggie Atkinson

Dr Maggie Atkinson

Craig Whittaker MP

Craig Whittaker MP

Next steps for children in care: reforming adoption, improving children's homes and supporting care leavers

Tuesday, 13th May 2014
Hall of India and Pakistan, Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England and Craig Whittaker MP, Member, Education Select Committee

Karen Adriaanse HMI

Karen Adriaanse HMI

Next steps for standards and accountability in 16-19 education and training

Thursday, 22nd May 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Karen Adriaanse HMI, Special Adviser (Improvement), FE and Skills, Ofsted; Linda Rose, Team Leader, 16-19 Accountability, Department for Education; Jon Howlin, Assistant Director, FE Performance and Intervention, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Karen Murray, Senior Manager, Providers, Standards and Intervention, Education Funding Agency

Glenys Stacey

Glenys Stacey

Reforming England's examination system: quality of marking, market regulation and tackling malpractice

Thursday, 5th June 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Glenys Stacey, Chief Regulator, Ofqual

Flora Goldhill

Flora Goldhill

Next steps for child development policy - supporting parents, improving 'school-readiness' and implementing integrated health and learning progress reviews

Tuesday, 10th June 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Jim Addison, Assistant Director, Early Years Curriculum and Teaching, Department for Education; Flora Goldhill, Director, Children, Families & Maternity and Health Inequalities, Department of Health and a senior speaker confirmed from Ofsted

Dr Vanessa Pittard

Dr Vanessa Pittard

Maths qualifications reform in England: GCSE, A-level and 'Core Maths'

Thursday, 26th June 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr Vanessa Pittard, Head of STEM, Department for Education

Michael Cladingbowl HMI

Michael Cladingbowl HMI

Secondary school accountability: Key Stage 4 performance tables, governance, and oversight

Tuesday, 8th July 2014
Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Annabel Burns, Deputy Director, Accountability and Flexible Resourcing Division, Department for Education and Michael Cladingbowl HMI, National Director, Schools, Ofsted

Reforms to Science at GCSE and A-level: content, delivery and practical skills

Thursday, 17th July 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Senior speaker confirmed from the Department for Education

Frank Green

Frank Green

The future shape of England's school system - Academies, free schools and accountability

Tuesday, 21st October 2014
Central London

Guest of Honour: Frank Green, Schools Commissioner, Department for Education

The future for school leadership

Thursday, 23rd October 2014
Central London

Guest of Honour: Joanna Mackie, Assistant Director, School Leadership Policy Unit, Teachers and Teaching, Department for Education

Dr John Dunford

Dr John Dunford

Raising attainment

Tuesday, 2nd December 2014
Central London

Guest of Honour: Dr John Dunford, National Pupil Premium Champion, Department for Education

Rt Hon the Lord Baker of Dorking

Rt Hon the Lord Baker of Dorking

Next steps for learning pathways at 14: standards and impact of new providers of 14-19 education

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Rt Hon the Lord Baker of Dorking, Chair, Baker Dearing Educational Trust and Chair, Edge Foundation

Using data and research in education: best practice and potential for improving outcomes

Thursday, 5th February 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Dr Kay Graham, Assistant Director, Improving Teacher Quality Division, Teachers Group, Department for Education

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Alternative provision
  • Social action and citizenship
  • Child protection

Core Sponsors

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

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

Lord Aberdare, David Amess MP, Rt Hon the Lord Baker of Dorking, Gavin Barwell MP, Baroness Benjamin, Bob Blackman MP, Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, Lord Boswell of Aynho, Angie Bray MP, Baroness Brinton, 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, 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, Rt Hon Stephen O'Brien MP, Baroness Perry of Southwark, Rt Rev Peter Price the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, 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.