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.

David Weston

David Weston

Professor Angela McFarlane

Professor Angela McFarlane

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

Tuesday, 10th May 2016
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

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

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Reforming maths qualifications in England - GCSEs, A-Levels, core maths and compulsory courses post-16

Monday, 23rd May 2016
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr Vanessa Pittard, Assistant Director, Curriculum and Standards, Department for Education

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Promoting UK education abroad: implementation, standards, exporting qualifications and assessment, and international student recruitment

Thursday, 9th June 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Geoff Gladding, Regional Director, UKTI Education

Sir Andrew Carter

Sir Andrew Carter

Initial Teacher Training in England - implementing a core content framework, improving course quality and support for trainee teachers

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Sir Andrew Carter, Peer Member, Teaching Schools Council and Lead, Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training (2015)

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Reforms to science at GCSE and A-level: implementation, practical science and support for teachers and learners

Tuesday, 5th July 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Rebecca Rylatt, Lead Policy Adviser for Science, Department for Education

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Providing school places and improving school buildings in England: policy, funding and best practice

Tuesday, 12th July 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

Nick Pontefract

Nick Pontefract

Sport and healthy lifestyles for children and young people - participation, policy developments and the role of local authorities

Thursday, 15th September 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Nick Pontefract, Head of Sport, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Susan Morris-King

Susan Morris-King

Next steps for alternative provision and exclusions: best practice, quality and progression

Friday, 16th September 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Susan Morris-King, National Lead for Behaviour and Attendance, Ofsted and a senior speaker to be confirmed from the Department for Education

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Priorities for school leadership in England - headteacher standards, recruitment and next steps for school governance

Monday, 10th October 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski, Chief Executive Officer, Bright Futures Educational Trust

Natasha Devon

Natasha Devon

Children's mental health and wellbeing - integrating services, improving provision and the role of schools

Tuesday, 11th October 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Natasha Devon, Mental Health Champion, Department for Education

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Next steps for improving 16-19 provision in England

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr David Collins, Further Education Commissioner, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Dr Adam Boddison

Dr Adam Boddison

Policy priorities for SEND - implementing local area inspections, raising educational outcomes and extending support for families

Thursday, 3rd November 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive, nasen

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Raising pupil attainment in the North of England and the Midlands

Monday, 7th November 2016
Central Manchester
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Nick Hudson, Regional Director for North East Yorkshire and Humber, Ofsted ; Sir Nick Weller, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Principal, Dixons Academies, Bradford and Alan Yellup, Chief Executive Officer, Wakefield City Academies Trust and Elected Member, West Yorkshire and Lancashire Headteacher Board

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The future for independent schools in England

Wednesday, 9th November 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

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Growing up digital - technology, child development, iRights and policy

Thursday, 17th November 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England

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, 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, Christopher Chope MP, Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP, Vernon Coaker MP, Ann Coffey MP, Lord Crathorne KCVO, Nadine Dorries 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, 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, Danny Kinahan 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, 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.