A FREE digital event with over five hours of live panel discussions and interviews with influential leaders in independent education

To help you plan for the future of your school

4 November, 2020

10AM - 3.30PM [London GMT]

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A Reserved Seat at Independent Education Live

  • Access over five hours of panels and interviews for free
  • Ask panellists questions in real time
  • Take part in polls about your school
  • Visit exhibitor booths
  • Network with other educators

A Digital Copy of our Research Report

The Future of Independent Education

  • How school leaders feel about the stability of the sector
  • How they predict the sector will change
  • How the pandemic has affected demand and fees

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YOUR HOSTS

Jo Golding

Editor

Independent Education

Today

Anna Britten

Managing Editor

EdQuarter

Genna Ash

Editor

Education Technology

James Higgins

Reporter

EdQuarter

SPEAKERS

Tom Arbuthnott

Deputy head (partnerships), Eton College

Nick Dennis

Director of studies,
St Francis' College

Nina Gunson

Head, Sheffield High 
School for Girls

Barnaby Lenon

Chairman, Independent Schools Council

EVENT LINE UP

10am - 11am

Headteachers' Question Time

A lively debate with a panel of independent school heads, who will discuss the day’s most pressing issues in education and take questions from viewers.

Nina Gunson, head, Sheffield High School for Girls

More speakers TBC

11am - 11.30am

History education and diversity in schools

Interview: Nick Dennis

Nick Dennis is currently director of studies at St. Francis’ College, Letchworth and also a fellow of the Schools History Project, the UK’s premier historical education think tank. He has presented a series of historical documentary programmes for the World History Project, where he also sits on the advisory board. Nick is a member of the GSA’s Inclusion Committee in addition to being part of the National Governance Association’s diversity and inclusion advisory group. Alongside teaching, Nick has worked with a variety of organisations such as EuroClio, Europeana and Apple. Nick has published articles on history education, diversity, educational research and technology.

11.45am - 12.30pm

Nutrition and Wellbeing: 
New Solutions for Schools

A panel of nutrition experts and senior leaders in independent schools discuss the intrinsic link between nutrition and wellbeing for school children, and how schools can maintain proper food education throughout an ever-changing pandemic.

Speakers TBC

12.30pm - 1pm

Interview

TBC

1.15pm - 2pm

Independent and State Schools: 
Working Together

Leading figures in independent and state education come together to inspire schools to form cross-sector partnerships, look at the work already being done and share the benefits of such partnerships.

With:
-Tom Arbuthnott, deputy head (partnerships), Eton College
-Ben McCarey, head, Holyport College

More speakers TBC

2pm - 2.30pm

The current state of the independent schools sector

Interview: Barnaby Lenon

Barnaby Lenon was brought up on a council estate in south London. He was educated at Eltham College, Oxford University and he won the Cambridge University prize for Education. He taught at Eton for 12 years, was deputy head of Highgate School, headmaster of Trinity School Croydon and head of Harrow. He has been a governor of 22 schools and is currently a trustee of the nine independent and state schools in the King Edward’s Birmingham Foundation. He is professor of education at the University of Buckingham, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, and a trustee of the Yellow Submarine charity. He recently published the book Much Promise: Successful Schools in England.

2.30pm - 3.15pm

Live panel discussion

TBC