International Festival of Learning - Launch Event
Invitation to Business & Education Leaders
30 October 2017 | 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Edmunds Restaurant, West Suffolk College, IP33 3RL
The strategic group of headteachers and education partners behind Suffolk’s first ever International Festival of Learning would like to invite you to an evening of light refreshments and to hear how this festival is shaping educational thinking, and connecting business with the sector.
The evening will be hosted by Nikos Savvas, Principal at West Suffolk College and Madeleine Vigar, Executive Director of partner organisation, the Suffolk Association of Secondary Headteachers.
RELEVANCE TO BUSINESS
During the evening you will be introduced to the opportunities to connect business with education, and bring you insight into how the festival aims to focus on the region's education and training needs.
THE FESTIVAL, 16 APRIL 2018
Set to tackle the educational challenges of a rapidly changing world, the festival movement embraces how educationalists can lead the sector beyond Brexit and through the juggernaut of educational reform.
YOUR HOSTS FOR THE EVENING
Nikos Savvas will introduce, with short addresses from key education leaders involved in the festival strategy.
The strategic development group behind the festival includes a blend of local, national and international partners, including the British Council (the UK's global education and cultural development organisation - present in 136 countries) and Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), led by General Secretary Geoff Barton (former headteacher, King Edward VI School) - an organisation with 19,000 school leader members.
OTHER STRATEGIC PARTNERS
Active Learning Trust | All Saints Primary School, Bury St Edmunds | Asset Education | Autism and ADHD | British Council | Chantry Academy | Farlingaye High School | Felixstowe Academy | Gusford Primary School, Ipswich | Industry Education in Music | Kesgrave High School | Olive AP Academy | Relational Schools Foundation | Risby Primary School | Samuel Ward Academy Trust | Saxmundham Free School | SENDAT (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Trust) | St Neots Learning Partnership | Suffolk Academies Trust | Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT | Suffolk Association of Secondary Heads (SASH) | Suffolk County Council | Suffolk One | Sybil Andrews Academy | University of Suffolk | West Ipswich Teaching School | West Suffolk College | Woodbridge Primary School | XPlore the World
Click here to view more information about the partners on the ifl website.
THE FESTIVAL MOVEMENT - EDUCATION BEYOND BORDERS
With a global theme of 'Education Beyond Borders', the festival on 16 April 2018 will break down into four key areas:
1) Empowering Communities** - diversity, cohesion, competition and harmony
2) Future-proof workforce** - a needs driven education system
3) Curriculum Leadership** - skills for a prosperous and globalised future
4) Creating the Environment** - an optimal place for learning to thrive
The festival is more than a one-off conference. The vision is to grow the movement and to place Suffolk at the heart of the Eastern Region education and business connectivity. Already drawing some of the most reputable speakers in the education and business sphere locally, nationally and globally the festival is the only one of its kind in the UK and set to place Suffolk at the heart of innovation.
PILOT FESTIVAL - 2016
In October 2016, a pilot festival was run which drew 1200 teachers and senior leaders, 57 businesses and 74 speakers. You can see a short video on the RSVP form.
JOIN THE FESTIVAL
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