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.

Glenys Stacey

Glenys Stacey

England's Examination System - next steps for reform

Monday, 12th October 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

Next steps for SEND: implementing the Code of Practice, broadening provision and improving outcomes from 0-25 years

Thursday, 22nd October 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Jane Friswell, Chief Executive, Nasen

Barnaby Lenon

Barnaby Lenon

The future for the independent schools sector

Wednesday, 4th November 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

Expanding free schools and academies: impact, accountability and the future of England’s school system

Thursday, 12th November 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr Tim Coulson, Regional Schools Commissioner for East of England and North-East London

Cultural education - take-up, diversity and developing skills for industry

Tuesday, 8th December 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Vikki Heywood, Chair, Warwick Commission and Chair, RSA

Reforms to assessment and accountability at primary level - assessment without levels, revised floor standards and new baseline tests

Wednesday, 9th December 2015
Central London

Guests of Honour: John McIntosh, Chair, Commission on Assessment Without Levels and Russell Hobby, General Secretary, NAHT

Dr Bill Mitchell

Dr Bill Mitchell

The future of computing in schools - delivering the curriculum, developing digital literacy and supporting teachers

Thursday, 10th December 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

School sports - improving participation, PE provision and tackling the ‘inactivity crisis’

Tuesday, 12th January 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: Clare Fowler, Senior Policy Advisor, PE and School Sport team, Department for Education

Reforms to vocational qualifications in England

Thursday, 14th January 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Senior speaker confirmed from Ofqual

Heath Monk

Heath Monk

Social mobility in education - school choice, character education and the Pupil Premium

Wednesday, 27th January 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

Sue Baldwin

Sue Baldwin

Reforming school funding and promoting efficiency in England's school system

Thursday, 3rd March 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: Sue Baldwin, Director of Academies and Maintained Schools Group, Education Funding Agency

Teresa Tinsley

Teresa Tinsley

Modern Foreign Languages: preparing for the new GCSEs and A-levels, improving take-up and supporting teachers

Thursday, 21st April 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: Teresa Tinsley, Author, Language Trends survey 2014/15 and Founder, Alcantara Communications

Future of the teaching profession in England: recruitment, workload and professional development

Tuesday, 10th May 2016
Central London

Guests of Honour: David Weston, Chair, Teachers’ Professional Development Expert Group and Professor Angela McFarlane, Chief Executive and Registrar, The College of Teachers

Child protection: preventing abuse, improving children's services and reforming social work

Monday, 16th May 2016
Central London

Guest of Honour: Lisa Pascoe, Deputy Director, Social Care Policy, Ofsted

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

The parliamentary patrons of the Westminster Education Forum are 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 Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, Lord Boswell of Aynho, Baroness Brinton, 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, Nadine Dorries 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, Gordon Henderson 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, 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, Lord Northbourne, Baroness Perry of Southwark, Baroness Prosser, Lord Puttnam CBE, 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, Baroness Wall of New Barnet, Baroness Walmsley, Baroness Warnock, Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Craig Whittaker MP, Mark Williams MP, Rob Wilson MP and Viscount Younger of Leckie. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.