Every June, the grounds of Wellington College are flooded with a sea of white marquees as the Festival of Education, the biggest professional development event in the UK for teachers and school leaders, comes to Crowthorne. Founded in 2010, EdFest brings together some of the most pioneering voices in the world of education for two days of inspiration, intellectual challenge and fierce debate. It is arguably the leading forum in thought leadership within the educational world.
Around 3,500 delegates and nearly 300 speakers visit the College annually and recent highlights have included: Matthew Syed, A.C. Grayling, Germaine Greer, Sebastian Faulks, Rory Bremner, Sir Clive Woodward, Sir Ken Robinson, Carol Dweck, Angela Duckworth, Carol Ann Duffy, Sir David Starkey, David Blunkett, Kenneth Baker, Michael Gove and Andrew Motion.
Sponsored by the Daily Telegraph in association with Microsoft, the Festival of Education also benefits from having BBC Learning and Pearson amongst its partners. It really is an event not to be missed!
“I have rarely, if ever, felt so empowered to improve my own teaching and to help others improve theirs. I have just spent two days at the Festival of Education, and it was simply amazing.” Assistant Head, Loreto College, St Albans
“If you’re a teacher and you’ve never been to this two day event…what possible excuse could you have?” Hannah, teacher
“It is probably the most cost effective CPD I have done in years.” Principal, Shireland Collegiate Academy
For more information about booking onto this event, please visit http://educationfest.co.uk/.