The 2017 Telegraph Festival of Education will take place at Wellington College, Berkshire, on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd June – with the Education Policy Institute running several events.
Our research team will be present on the festival’s second day to discuss current challenges in education – and how the UK can become a truly world-class education system.
‘School structures that work for everyone?’
Presentation by Jon Andrews, Deputy Head of Research & Director for School System and Performance, EPI
‘The teacher development challenge for the new government’
Steve Munby, Chief Executive, Education Development Trust
Loic Menzies, Director, LKMco
David Weston, Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust
Natalie Perera, Executive Director, EPI
Chaired by Naseef Huda, Economist, EPI
This discussion will reflect on how the teaching profession in England compares internationally and what policies could be put in place to improve the standards of professional development.
‘In conversation with Brett Wigdortz’ (CEO, Teach First)
Chaired by Natalie Perera, Executive Director, EPI
As well as discussing the challenges facing our education system, Natalie will explore Brett’s journey into leadership, reflections on his time at Teach First, including how the organisation has changed over the years, and his personal and professional influences.
‘How does students’ well-being impact attainment?’
Lucy Crehan, Education Consultant
Dr Alastair Dunn, Deputy Head, Wellington College
Bradley Busch, Director, InnerDrive
Karen Burns, Executive Principal, Inspire Academy.
Chaired by Emily Frith, Director of Mental Health, EPI
The session will draw on some of the findings of the PISA Students’ Well-being report and will cover cognitive, psychological, social, physical and material well-being
More information about the Festival of Education and its wider programme of events, along with how to register, can be found here.