This is the annual conference jointly organised by the British Educational Suppliers Association and the Publishers Association. This year it takes place on 28 November.
Here are the key links:
See PA/BESA Conference programme for the conference programme.
Always useful, the conference's themes this year are:
State of play - Performance, procurement, sustainability.
Autonomy vs control - The independence of MATs vs DfE procurements, curriculum fund, resource approval.
It includes a keynote by Professor Becky Allen of the University College London, on:
"Applying scientific understanding to education. Money has a poor track record when it comes to raising educational standards. Money certainly changes the way that education feels to those involved, but that is a different thing to say it affects how students learn. This talk presents the evidence on why money doesn't always improve education and talks about how to manage school improvement without access to new funds."
Plus a Q & A session with Caroline Wright, Director of BESA, on:
"The use of evidence and data to inform teaching and school performance, quality drivers, and value for money in schools."
Should be good!
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