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 sue.harris@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

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Next steps for Character Education in England

Tuesday, 6th December 2016
Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Anne Frost, Director, Post-16 and Disadvantage Group, Department for Education; Michael Lynas, Chief Executive Officer, NCS Trust and Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham

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Modern Foreign Languages at secondary level in England - classroom teaching, recruitment and standards

Monday, 16th January 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Ian Bauckham, Chair, Review of Modern Foreign Language pedagogy in KS3 & 4, Teaching Schools Council; Past President, ASCL and Executive Headteacher, Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Kent

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Next steps for reforming primary education: effective teaching practices, assessment and accountability

Wednesday, 18th January 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dame Reena Keeble, Chair, Review of Effective Primary Teaching Practice, Teaching Schools Council

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Reforms to Mathematics qualifications: new A-levels and the future of Mathematics provision post-16

Thursday, 2nd February 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dr Vanessa Pittard, Assistant Director, Curriculum and Standards, Department for Education and Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice Chancellor, University of London and Lead, 16-18 Mathematics Review

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The future of school buildings and capital funding

Tuesday, 7th February 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Caroline Buckingham, Owner and Director, HLM Architects and Vice President, Practice and Profession, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and and a senior speaker confirmed from the Department for Education

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Ashley McDougall

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Graham Ritchie

Child protection reform - multi-agency arrangements, and developing the role of social workers in child protection

Thursday, 23rd February 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Lucy Allan MP, Member, Education Select Committee; Stephanie Brivio, Deputy Director, Children’s Services, Department for Education; Ashley McDougall, Director, Local Government, Health and Education, National Audit Office and Graham Ritchie, Principal Policy Advisor, Office of the Children’s Commissioner

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Initial Teacher Education in England - implementing the core content framework and the future of Qualified Teacher Status

Thursday, 2nd March 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Stephen Munday, Chair, Independent Expert Group on a New Core Content Framework for ITT and Chief Executive, Comberton Academy Trust and Ben Ramm, Head of Supply Policy and System Reform, Teachers and Teaching Group, Department for Education

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Key issues for the schools national funding formula and improving financial efficiency

Tuesday, 7th March 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

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Key issues for early years - funding, building workforce capacity and extending free childcare

Wednesday, 29th March 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Alex Magloire, Senior Manager, Early Education and Policy, Ofsted

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Using data and evidence in education: teacher engagement, measuring pupil progress and use in classroom teaching

Thursday, 30th March 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive Officer, The Chartered College of Teaching and a senior speaker confirmed from the Education Endowment Foundation

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Implementing the Prevent duty and teaching British values - key issues for schools, colleges and communities

Tuesday, 9th May 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Sophie Taylor, Deputy Director, Due Diligence and Counter Extremism, Department for Education and Geraint Evans HMI, Specialist Advisor, Extremism, Ofsted

In Production

Lots. The Westminster Education Forum is planning a very full programme for the next 12 months.

But as we're the ones others tend to follow, please give us a ring or email info@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk to discuss future conferences.

We'd be happy to share ideas on areas to focus on, speaker suggestions, and other ways of getting involved.

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, Caroline Ansell 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 the Lord Blunkett, 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, Jenny Chapman MP, Christopher Chope MP, Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP, Vernon Coaker MP, Ann Coffey MP, Lord Crathorne KCVO, Nadine Dorries MP, Julie Elliott MP, Rt Hon David Evennett MP, Tim Farron MP, Suella Fernandes MP, Paul Flynn MP, Rt Hon the 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, Rt Hon John Hayes MP, James Heappey MP, Gordon Henderson 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, Danny Kinahan MP, Rt Hon the Lord Knight of Weymouth, Rt Hon the Lord Laming, Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Rt Hon 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, Kate Osamor MP, Baroness Perry of Southwark, Baroness Prosser, Lord Puttnam CBE, Rt Hon the Baroness Quin, 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.