Education Britain Summit 2017

Education Britain Summit 2017

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Manchester Enterprise Academy



M22 9RH

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The Education Britain Summit on October 4th 2017 will be held at the Manchester Enterprise Academy. Key partners for the event include the Education Foundation, Jisc, Microsoft, TES, GMCA, Manchester Enterprise Academy, STEAM Co. Chartered College of Teaching & The Juice Academy.

The Education Foundation summits have become important and key events since 2014; when the inaugural summit was held in partnership with the Department for Education. Key Department speakers have included Rt Hon Michael Gove, MP, Liz Truss, MP, Nick Gibb, MP, Lord Nash and ex Secretary of State, Nicky Morgan, MP. The summits are also a key platform for educators, education, skills organisations and policy colleagues.

Education in Britain gives us much to celebrate and the events are a positive focus on shared ambition and inspiration. This national Summit to be held in Manchester is a chance to mark the outstanding commitment and achievements of our great educators and organisations. It is an opportunity to be inspired by what they do and share their successes for the benefit of our wider education nation. The summit will take as a main theme, how to build an education and skills system that works; looking at developments across place-based leadership and developing ways of working that ensure that learners, communities and institutions can flourish.

The Education Britain summits convene senior leaders from across schools, colleges and universities to act as a catalyst for fresh thinking, practical action and new ways of working together. It’s a chance to address the big issues, what works and where we go from here. The positive focus and tone of this summit will allow us to build consensus around key challenges and to share the inspiration that creates change on the ground.


Confirmed speaker so far include:

Rt. Hon. Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee

Angela Rayner, MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education

Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union

Lord O’Neill of Gatley, Former Government Minister & Economist

Vicky Beer CBE, Regional Schools Commissioner

Drew Povey, Headteacher, Harrop Fold School, Salford #EducatingGreaterManchester

Hamid Patel, CEO, Tauheedul Education Trust

John Shiels, Chief Executive, Manchester United Foundation

Jules Daulby, Driver Youth Trust, National Leader #WomenEd

Prof Ruth Lupton, Professor of Education, The University of Manchester

Keziah Featherstone, Headtecher, Bridge Learning Campus, TiLA. Co-founder and National Leader, #WomenED. Member of #HTRT

Stella Mbubaegbu, CBE, CEO, Highbury College

Claudia Harris, CEO, Careers Enterprise Company

Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary of ATL & joint GS of the National Education Union

Sandy Lindsay MBE, Tangerine Comms, The Juice Academy, IOD North West &The NW Business Leadership Team

Robin Street, Co-Principal, UCL Academy

Dame Alison Peacock, CEO, College of Teaching

Sir Steve Lancashire, CEO, REAch2 Academy Trust

Tom Rees, Head of Simon de Senlis Primary & Director of NPA Trust

James Eldon, Manchester Enterprise Academy & CEO, Altius Trust

David Watson, Exec Principal, CLIC Cooperative Academy Trust & NW rep, Teaching Schools Council

Alison Critchley, CEO, RSA Academies


The nearest carpark is Wythenshaw Forum, Simonsway, M22 5RX. The cost if £6 per day. This is just a few minutes walk from the venue.

If you would like to reach the venue by public transport, please use one of the following methods:

From Manchester Airport: Metrolink to Wythenshaw Town Centre, 5-10 minute walk to venue

From Manchester city centre: Metrolink - Manchester Airport Service, Wythenshaw Town Centre stop. 5-10 minute walk to venue

43 Bus, Wythenshaw Bus Station. 5-10 minute walk to venue

101 Bus, Simonsway stop, 2 minute walk to venue


Premier Inn Manchester Airport (Heald Green) Hotel is a cost effective option and is just 1.6 miles from the venue. To book, please visit the website.

We are also holding a number of rooms on the evening of 3rd October at Hilton Manchester Airport, just 2.5 miles from the venue. Rooms are available for £159 bed and breakfast. Overnight parking is available onsite at the hotel for £14, and Manchester Enterprise Academy offering parking during event hours. To book your room please call 0161 435 3000 select option 1, then option 1 and quote AEDU1.

Alternatively we are holing a small number of rooms at Jurys Inn, Manchester City Centre for £175 bed and breakfast. To book, please email quoting THEANN031017.

All rooms must be booked by Monday 4th September to secure these rates.


Refund cannot be made within 30 days of the event, but are transferrable to colleagues.

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