Education Theatres 2017

New for this year there will be two theatres running concurrently. Our aim with both theatres is to provide parents with insight, information and the opportunity to ask questions, in order to make their own decisions about what is best for their child.

Sunday Times Education Debate

A forum for discussing the big education themes and issues.

Are pressurised prep schools and tutoring the only ways to succeed?
Speakers John Claughton, (Retired) Chief Master of King Edward's School Birmingham
The relative merits of co-ed and single sex schools is one of the most debated subjects in education.
Speakers: Tamara Ecclestone, Founder, Fifi & FriendsLisa Oxenham - Beauty Director of Marie Claire Jazz Kaur Sohal - Fifi & Friends Head of PR 
Speakers: Alastair McCall, Editor, Parent Power
Speakers: Danny Grewcock, Director of Sport, Oundle School
Speakers: Dr Joe Spence, Master of Dulwich College,  Ben Vessey, Headmaster of Canford School
Speakers: Kay King, Principal, Young England Kindergarten Susan Hanage, Founder,
Speakers: Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Buckingham, Sian Griffiths, Education Editor, The Sunday Times
Speakers: Professor Mark Bailey, High Master, St Paul's School, Susan Hamlyn, Director, The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants (GSGEC)
Jessica Diner - Fifi & Friends Editorial Director/Beauty Director of Vogue Lisa Oxenham - Beauty Director at Marie Claire Jazz Kaur Sohal - Fifi & Friends Head of PR 
Speakers:  Patrick Derham, Headmaster, Westminster School Dr Katy Ricks, Headmistress, Sevenoaks School Chair: Ralph Lucas, Editor of the Good Schools Guide
Speakers: Mike Curran, Director, PwC

London Parents' Forum

A forum for the topics that are uppermost in parents’ minds.

Independent education represents a significant financial outlay. This session gives you insight into the help that might be available and tips for managing what can be a 14-year commitment.
Speakers: Bernadette John, SEND Director, The Good Schools Guide Dr. Josephine Storek, Chartered Psychologist
Speakers: Adam Muckle, President of The Tutors' Association Alice Phillips, Headmistress, St Catherine's Bramley
Speakers: Julia Harrington, Headmistress, Queen Anne's School Caversham Eve Jardine-Young, Principal, Cheltenham Ladies' College
Speakers: Alice Rose, Education Editor, Tatler, Lucy Williams, Director, Tatler Schools Live 
Outlining all of the ingredients and factors that the world's leading universities will be looking for in your child.
Your child can start their boarding adventure at a range of ages. We’ll talk you through the different considerations pertinent at each potential entry point.
Mobile phones and other devices: is modern technology a help or a hindrance to education?
Speakers: Simon O'Malley, Headmaster, Thomas' School Battersea (from September 2017)
How important is the prep or primary school environment, and how does it affect your child's chances of future success?
Speaker: Theodore Dalrymple, Author of 'The Knife Went In'
Many grandparents contribute to their adult children's and grandchildren's lives in a significant way and for far longer than in previous generations.
Speakers: Professor Hugo de Burgh

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