Summer Insight Day 2022

7 July 2022

BESA's annual summer member event returns for 2022 at an exciting new venue, The Oval Cricket Ground this July! 


9am - 3:30pm


The Oval Cricket Ground
Kennington Oval
SE11 5SS View Map


£110 + VAT + fees

BESA's annual summer member event returns for 2022 at an exciting new venue, The Oval Cricket Ground this July! 


We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting our Summer Insight Day at the world famous sporting venue, The Oval.

As always, the day will offer BESA members an informative mix of discussions and talks from a range of inspiring and influential guest speakers, followed by networking with fellow members over an al fresco lunch overlooking the cricket ground. We look forward to welcoming all of our members (and cricket fans!) back for this year's event.


09.00 - Arrival and coffee 

09.30 - Welcome and introduction Caroline Wright, Director General, BESA 

09.35 - Opening Keynote Baasit Siddiqui, Siddiqui Education and Gogglebox

10.10 - Overview of international support and exhibition opportunities for education companies in 2022

10.30 - How not to make a drama out of a crisis - Gerard Kelly, G K and Partners and Mark Cooper, G K and Partners 

11.15Coffee break 

11.45 - Research - latest trends Richard Connor,C3 Education 

12.25 - Teacher panel: What are the important factors to consider when selecting curriculum resources?

  • Secondary - Ben Benjeddi, Senior Lead for T&L Quality in IT at St Mary's CE High School
  • SEN - Susan Cumbers, Enterprise and Technology Lead, Corbets Tey School, Upminster 
  • Primary - Molly Vingoe, Class Teacher at Drapers’ Maylands Primary School, Essex
  • Amanda Jackson, Senior Inspector, Havering School Improvement Services

13.10 - Closing remarks from BESA 

13.15 - Alfresco buffet lunch and networking  

15.30 - Close of event  



"The Summer Meeting Day was a wonderful event –great venue and speakers. But most of all, for me, it was the icing on the cake...the cake being BESA’s unstinting work in the toughest year ever to bring its members together and support them through thick and thin. Well done and thank you."

"I really enjoyed the Summer Insight Day. The people I met and talked with were impressive and interesting!"

"I thought the Summer Insight Day was a credit to BESA, well organised and efficiently run on the day in a superb venue. The garden area was stunning and a great place to network" 


Supported by Wonde


If you're interested in sponsoring this or any other BESA event, please contact eventsteam@besa.org.uk