BESA Summer Insight Day

5 July 2017

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9am - 5pm


The Roof Gardens
99 Kensington High Street
W8 5SA View Map



Tickets for this event have now SOLD OUT.

Please email abi@besa.org.uk if you would like to be added to the reserve list.

We are delighted to announce that BESA's popular Summer Insight Day will be returning to The Roof Gardens in Kensington for 2017.

The event will offer attendees an informative mix of discussions and talks, followed by networking over an afternoon BBQ. The morning will hone in on a number of topics of interest that look set to affect education over the next five years. Sessions will feature a keynote address that seeks to challenge the generation gap of today's students, probing their ability to adapt in an increasingly uncertain environment; a panel discussion on the implications of the Government's schools budgets strategy launched last summer and how this translates to buying powers in schools; a series of quick-fire presentations and Q&A session with thought leaders that aims to provoke and inspire our visions of education in the near-term future and beyond.

Confirmed speakers:

  • The Rt Hon. David Laws, Former Minister of State for Schools and Executive Chairman of the Education Policy Institute (EPI)
  • Timandra Harkness, BBC Radio 4 presenter; comedian and scientist; author Big Data: Does Size Matter?
  • Lord Jim Knight, Chief Education Adviser, TES Global; Former Schools Minister
  • Claire Fox, Director, Institute of Ideas; Panellist, BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze
  • Jason Gould, Director, The Education Company
  • Bob Harrison, Director, SET
  • Emma Knights, Chief Executive, National Governance Association
  • Prof Rose Luckin, Chair of Learning with Digital Technologies, UCL Institute of Education
  • Prof Peter Barrett, Professor of Management in Property and Construction, University of Salford
  • Angelina Idun, Director of School Improvement, Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT)
  • Richard Boughey, Director, EES for Schools
  • Fran Abrams, Joint Chief Executive, Education Media Centre
  • Richard Connor, Managing Partner & Head of Research, C3 Education