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The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA)
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30 Nov 2021


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


From £150+VAT+fees

Curriculum Conference

Join BESA’s Curriculum Conference to understand the impact of the pandemic on the curriculum, understand the assessment measures, explore diversity and Inclusion Issues. The event will also look at the next steps for Ofsted and what they mean for your organisation.

The conference will provide a forum through which key policymakers, education research bodies, parliamentarians and suppliers can meet to discuss what lies ahead. The Conference will see keynotes and panel sessions. Hear from Discovery Education at 3 PM where we will be joining a discussion on the future of the curriculum.

Hourly Schedule


9:30 AM - 10 AM
10 AM - 10:10 AM
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Understanding the curriculum and adapting to changing times
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Context of today: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the curriculum
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
Coffee break
12:10 PM - 12:40 PM
Assessment measures under the curriculum
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
Improving diversity and inclusion in the curriculum design and delivery
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3 PM
Next steps for Ofsted: measuring quality, raising standards and improving outcomes
3 PM - 3:55 PM
Moving forward: the future of the curriculum
• Best practice in the effective use of resources
• Addressing the disadvantage gap and the regional disparities in educational attainment
• International examples: recovery strategies and approaches from abroad
• EdTech and blended learning: the future use of technology to support lessons
• Next steps for the environmentally focused curriculum

Speakers include: Andrew Hammond (Senior Director of Learning and Community, Discovery Education), Stephen Adcock (Deputy Director of Secondary Academies, United Learning) and Lord Jim Knight (Former Minister of State for Schools, President xRapid Group).
3:55 PM - 4 PM
Closing remarks