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

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

Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski

Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski

The future for school leadership: pay, benchmarking and accountability

Thursday, 23rd October 2014
Central London
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

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

Wednesday, 5th November 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

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

A-level reform - implementation and next steps for policy

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

Guest of Honour: 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

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 and Michael Davis, Chief Executive, UK Commission for Employment and Skills

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

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Alternative provision
  • Social action and citizenship
  • Education Exports
  • Tackling Pupil Behaviour

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, 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, 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.