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.

Frank Green

Frank Green

The future shape of England's school system - academies, free schools and accountability and policy options

Tuesday, 21st October 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Frank Green, Schools Commissioner, Department for Education and Tim Phillips, Director, Education, National Audit Office

Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski

Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski

The future for school leadership: pay, benchmarking and accountability

Thursday, 23rd October 2014
The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski, Chair, Headteacher Standards Review; Chief Executive Officer, Bright Futures Educational Trust and Executive Head Teacher, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Greater Manchester and Joanna Mackie, Assistant Director, School Leadership Policy Unit, Teachers and Teaching, Department for Education

Annabel Burns

Annabel Burns

Primary school assessment and accountability reform - removing levels, new baseline tests and revised floor standards

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

Guest of Honour: Annabel Burns, Deputy Director, Accountability, Assessment, Department for Education

Isabel Nisbet

Isabel Nisbet

A-level reform - implementation and next steps for policy

Thursday, 20th November 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Isabel Nisbet, Executive Director, ALCAB and senior speaker confirmed from Ofqual

Anji Parker

Anji Parker

Child protection in England: tackling neglect, improving identification of abuse and developing multi-agency working

Tuesday, 25th November 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Anji Parker, Principal Officer (Social Care), Ofsted

Sir John Dunford

Sir John Dunford

Raising pupil attainment - optimising the Pupil Premium and further steps for policy and practice

Tuesday, 2nd December 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

Robin Hammerton HMI

Robin Hammerton HMI

The future for music education in England

Tuesday, 9th December 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Robin Hammerton HMI, National Lead for Music, Ofsted

The reform of GCSEs - implementation and next steps for policy

Thursday, 11th December 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Senior speaker confirmed from Ofqual

Rt Hon the Lord Baker of Dorking

Rt Hon the Lord Baker of Dorking

Michael Davis

Michael Davis

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

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Rt Hon the Lord Baker of Dorking, Chair, Baker Dearing Educational Trust and Chair, Edge Foundation; Michael Davis, Chief Executive, UK Commission for Employment and Skills and Professor Ken Spours, Co-Director, Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation, Institute of Education, University of London

Using academic research and pupil data in education: opportunities, challenges and best practice

Thursday, 5th February 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

Michael Cladingbowl HMI

Michael Cladingbowl HMI

The future of school inspection in England

Tuesday, 10th February 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Michael Cladingbowl HMI, National Director, Schools, Ofsted

Lord Tope

Lord Tope

Matt Walker

Matt Walker

Supporting child literacy in England: teaching methods, school library provision, and encouraging reading for pleasure

Wednesday, 11th February 2015
Central London

Guests of Honour: Lord Tope, Chair, Libraries All-Party Parliamentary Group and Matt Walker, Lead, National Phonics Screening Check Evaluation, Department for Education and Research Manager, NFER

Sir Andrew Carter OBE

Sir Andrew Carter OBE

The future of Initial Teacher Training provision in England: course content, quality and choice

Thursday, 5th March 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Sir Andrew Carter OBE, Chair, Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training and Headteacher, South Farnham School, Surrey

GCSE and A-Level Modern Foreign Languages: the future for post-14 language learning in England

Tuesday, 28th April 2015
Central London

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

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, David Amess MP, Rt Hon the Lord Baker of Dorking, Gavin Barwell MP, Baroness Benjamin, 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, 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, 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.