BESA Open Day

14 February 2020

We invite members and prospective members to join us for an Open Day at BESA's offices.


10:30am - 3pm


BESA offices
20 Beaufort Court, Admirals Way
E14 9XL View Map



We invite members and prospective members to join us for an Open Day at BESA's offices.


The event will give you the chance to meet the BESA team and learn more about the benefits of membership, as well as receiving an update on the UK education system.

We run this event regionally throughout the year – please contact us for details of an open day near you. 

The programme will run as follows:

Tea, coffee and networking

Making the most of your BESA membership
This seminar is designed to give you an overview of the full portfolio of services that BESA offers to ensure that your company gets maximum value from membership. It will be your chance to meet members of the BESA team and to understand our research programme, our campaigns, the wide range of member discounts offered, the UK events that BESA runs and our ever-increasing international activities!

The BESA Resource our Schools campaign – what is it and why is it important for your company?

Alex Shea, BESA’s Policy Analyst, provides an overview of the new Resource our Schools campaign which aims to raise awareness of the link between resources funding and academic outcomes, and to put pressure on government to establish a minimum spending threshold per pupil. This session will cover

  • What are the campaign objectives?
  • What activities are planned?
  • How can you get involved?
  • How will this campaign benefit your company?


Lunch and networking

An overview of UK education 
BESA's Operations Director Julia Garvey and Alex Shea will give a primer on the key structures of the English school system, the national curriculum, assessment and accountability within schools – alongside emerging trends, such as the rise of the Multi Academy Trusts. The workshop also aims to give participants a good working knowledge of the key government departments and agencies.


We will be offering remote access for this event - please contact us if you are interested.

We look forward to welcoming you!