Summit North


2015-11-18 01.43.54 pm

The Education Reform Summit North – 4th February 2016

This landmark event was the third Education Reform Summit that the Education Foundation has run and the first for the North of England. Run in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, the event brought together the most influential reformers and education leaders from across the North of England.

The Summit partnered with the TES and had excellent media coverage including a major article the week before the event and post the Summit too. Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools spoke and his welcome and speech is available here.  Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education also did her first major speech at the Education Reform Summit North. A summary of photos and social media coverage of the Summit is available here

Audience and speakers
The highly interactive summit held at Sheffield Hallam University included leading speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities to discuss and shape the future of education reform in Britain. Speakers included:

  • Lord Nash Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools
  • Lucy Powell MP Shadow Secretary of State for Education
  • John Tomsett Co-founder, Headteachers Roundtable & Headteacher, Huntington School, York
  • Vicky Beer CBE Regional Schools Commissioner, Department for Education
  • Sir Kevan Collins CEO, The Education Endowment Foundation
  • Lord Jim Knight Chief Education Adviser, TES Global
  • Mathew Burton Assistant Headteacher, Thornhill Community Academy & Educating Yorkshire
  • Professor Samantha Twiselton Director, Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Andy Brown Headteacher, West View Primary School & Member, Transforming Tees Challenge Board
  • Lesley Powell Principal, The Academy at Shotton Hall
  • Martyn Oliver Executive Principal, Outwood Grange Academies Trust
  • Linda Thompson Executive Principal, Tauheedul Education Trust
  • Abdul Chohan CEO, ESSA Foundation Academies Trust
  • Margaret Mulholland Director of Development and Research, Swiss Cottage School
  • Sean Cavan Head of Business Engagement, Sheffield Institute of Education
  • Ros McMullen, Co-founder, Headteachers Roundtable
  • James Winterbottom Director of Children’s Services, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Mike Tonge Headteacher, Prestolee Primary School
  • Ann Mroz Editor, Times Education Supplement
  • David Harbourne CEO, The Edge Foundation
  • Nick Crew Executive Principal, UTC Sheffield
  • Ty Goddard & Ian Fordham Co-founders, The Education Foundation

We were very pleased to have Lloyds Bank, The Edge Foundation, Wrigleys Solicitors, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group as sponsors of the Education Reform Summit North. We also had TES as our exclusive media partner for the Summit.

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