The Commission has held public events and seminars.
School autonomy and education system performance: reflections on the report of the Academies Commission
Friday, January 11, 2013, 11:00 AM
Room 822, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H QAL
Following the launch of the RSA/Pearson Think Tank Academies Commission report on 10th January, the IOE and KCL hold a joint seminar to discuss the report with Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director for Education and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD’s Secretary General.
Chair: Prof Margaret Brown, Professor of Mathematics Education, King’s College London
• Andreas Schleicher (Deputy Director for Education and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD’s Secretary General).
• Christine Gilbert, CBE (previously Chief Inspector, Education, Children’s Services & Schools, at Ofsted, and Commission Chair)
• Prof Chris Husbands (Director of the Institute of Education, and Commissioner)
• Prof Becky Francis (Pearson Think Tank and King’s College London, and Director of the Commission)
Unleashing Greatness? Launch of the Academies Commission Final Report
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 6:00 PM
The RSA, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 6EZ
Christine Gilbert, former Head of Ofsted presents the key recommendations of the RSA / Pearson Think Tank Academies Commission, following consideration of evidence submitted since May 2012.
An expert panel will examine the new educational landscape which has emerged with the implementation of the academies programme and discuss responsibilities for teachers, governors, parents and policymakers.
Discussants to include: Andreas Schleicher, deputy director of education, OECD; Dr Vanessa Ogden, headteacher, Mulberry School for Girls; and David Carter, executive principal, Cabot Learning Federation
Chair: Matthew Taylor, chief executive, RSA
To listen to the full recording including audience Q&A, please click here. (to download audio file onto your computer, please right-click link and choose “Save Link As…” )
Watch the edited highlights of the event on this RSA Public Events Programme page.
Total Academisation? Launch of the Academies Commission Call For Evidence
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The RSA, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 6EZ (Durham House Street entrance)
The Government recently announced that half of all secondary schools are now academies or in the process of becoming one. The scale and speed of academisation has been unprecedented. But as yet there has been no holistic analysis of the impact of this change for pupil outcomes, or of the implications of an academised system for the future. The Academies Commission sets out to do this.
This event marks the Commission Call For Evidence. To open the debate, Christine Gilbert will be joined by fellow Commissioner, Professor Chris Husbands, to discuss key issues arising from mass-academisation of the English school system. Chaired by Gerard Kelly, Editor of the Times Educational Supplement.