Education Britain Summit – 2017

Event Information


The Education Britain Summit on October 4th 2017 will be held at the Manchester Enterprise Academy. Key partners for the event include the Education Foundation, Jisc, Microsoft, TES, GMCA, Manchester Enterprise Academy, STEAM Co. Chartered College of Teaching & The Juice Academy.

The Education Foundation summits have become important and key events since 2014; when the inaugural summit was held in partnership with the Department for Education. Key Department speakers have included Rt Hon Michael Gove, MP, Liz Truss, MP, Nick Gibb, MP, Lord Nash and ex Secretary of State, Nicky Morgan, MP. The summits are also a key platform for educators, education, skills organisations and policy colleagues.

Education in Britain gives us much to celebrate and the events are a positive focus on shared ambition and inspiration. This national Summit to be held in Manchester is a chance to mark the outstanding commitment and achievements of our great educators and organisations. It is an opportunity to be inspired by what they do and share their successes for the benefit of our wider education nation. The summit will take as a main theme, how to build an education and skills system that works; looking at developments across place-based leadership and developing ways of working that ensure that learners, communities and institutions can flourish.

The Education Britain summits convene senior leaders from across schools, colleges and universities to act as a catalyst for fresh thinking, practical action and new ways of working together. It’s a chance to address the big issues, what works and where we go from here. The positive focus and tone of this summit will allow us to build consensus around key challenges and to share the inspiration that creates change on the ground.


Confirmed speaker so far include:

Rt. Hon. Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee

Angela Rayner, MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union

Lord O’Neill of Gatley, Former Government Minister & Economist

Vicky Beer CBE, Regional Schools Commissioner

Drew Povey, Headteacher, Harrop Fold School, Salford #EducatingGreaterManchester

Hamid Patel, CEO, Tauheedul Education Trust

John Shiels, Chief Executive, Manchester United Foundation

Jules Daulby, Driver Youth Trust, National Leader #WomenEd

Prof Ruth Lupton, Professor of Education, The University of Manchester

Keziah Featherstone, Headtecher, Bridge Learning Campus, TiLA. Co-founder and National Leader, #WomenED. Member of #HTRT

Stella Mbubaegbu, CBE, CEO, Highbury College

Claudia Harris, CEO, Careers Enterprise Company

Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary of ATL & joint GS of the National Education Union

Sandy Lindsay MBE, Tangerine Comms, The Juice Academy, IOD North West &The NW Business Leadership Team

Robin Street, Co-Principal, UCL Academy

Dame Alison Peacock, CEO, College of Teaching

Sir Steve Lancashire, CEO, REAch2 Academy Trust

Tom Rees, Head of Simon de Senlis Primary & Director of NPA Trust

James Eldon, Manchester Enterprise Academy & CEO, Altius Trust

David Watson, Exec Principal, CLIC Cooperative Academy Trust & NW rep, Teaching Schools Council

Alison Critchley, CEO, RSA Academies

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