BESA Open Day

7 May 2020

We invite members and prospective members to join us for an Open Day at Ward Hadaway's offices in Leeds.


10:30am - 3pm


Ward Hadaway
5 Wellington Place
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We invite members and prospective members to join us for an Open Day at Ward Hadaway's offices in Leeds.


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.

The programme will run as follows:

Arrival 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!

11:50 - 12:20
Ward Hadaway

Ward Hadaway is one of the UK's Top 100 law firms and a major player in the North of England. They will provide an update on a legal area with a focus on the education sector. When booking, please state your topic of particular interest in this sector.

12:20 - 12:50

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?



Ward Hadaway

14:00- 15:00
An overview of UK Education
BESA's Operations Director, Julia Garvey, 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. This session is for those new to the education sector.

We look forward to welcoming you!