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How to plan your time at The Telegraph Festival of Education

Everything you need to know about this year's festival

Posted by Lucinda Reid | June 14, 2017 | Events

The Festival of Education is now less than two weeks away and over 2,500 teachers and education professionals have already registered to attend. They're now busy planning which sessions they're going to attend over two incredible days.

One thing is certain, The Telegraph Festival of Education will play host to plenty of content which will take a forensic look at current education policy proposals and future ideas. From our Research Ed strand to sessions from the Education Policy Institute and Grammar Schools debate the festival is an unmissable policy packed extravaganza not to be missed. 

#educationfest2017 is set to be one of the best yet - with a huge diversity of content. The festival is well known for its wide and diverse CPD.  Come and be inspired by:

•   OLEVI Workshop: Outstanding or Standing Out? Exploring the ‘State of Excellence’ in Education: Eddie Hannifan and Chris McGeehan on both days of the festival

•   Grown Up and Restless Leadership: Steve Munby

•   The end of the two cultures: the need for breadth in a 21st century education Chair: Jenny Gillett, Curriculum Director, the International Baccalaureate, Sir John Perkins, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Chair of the Education and Skills Sector Panel, the Institute of Engineering and Technology.  Carl Gombrich, Programme Director, Arts and Sciences (BA/BSC) at University College, London.

•   Chris Meah and The School of Code: Can anyone learn to code? followed by a workshop on Character Building with Code 

•   What the leaders of tomorrow need to learn from the leaders of today: Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner

Plus, alongside over 300 speakers were delighted to host the following headliners:

•   Hugh Dennis – Festival opener on Thursday 22nd June – Political satire and actor

•   Gyles Brandreth – Festival close with his show “Words”  Friday 23rd June

•   Ejup Ganic – former President of Bosnia, Founder and Chancellor of Sarajevo Schools of Science and Technology and former President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Thursday 22nd June

•   Sugata Mitra - Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University Friday 23rd June

•   Terry Waite – Former Beirut hostage and Special Envoy Thursday 22nd June

•   Amanda Spielman – Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Ofsted, Friday 23rd June

There is still more to come...as the festival draws nearer look out for further content announcements.

Download the programme for Festival of Education via the website.



Book your tickets to the Festival of Education and save 10%, by using the promotional code: EMAIL102017

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