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GDST supports The Times Festival of Education

Sheffield High School’s parent organisation the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) will be taking on a growing involvement in the The Sunday Times Festival of Education to be held later this month.

Helping to change the future of education

Now in its fourth year, The Sunday Times Festival of Education continues to attract the very best of education’s most forward thinking advocates, practitioners of change and policy makers. Anyone who is anyone in education attends this event.

This year the GDST is involved in organising some of the sessions, with Chief Executive Helen Fraser, Director of Innovation and Learning Dr Kevin Stannard and a number of GDST alumnae among the speakers on the following panels:

  • Friday 21 June 2pm – What is holding women back from pursuing STEM careers?
  • Saturday 22 June 9.10am – What next for your daughters?

Having cemented itself as the UK’s premier forum for thought leadership, innovation and development in the field of education, the festival continues to attract the very best of education’s most forward thinking advocates, practitioners of change and policy makers. Anyone who is anyone in education attends this event.

The event hosts two thousand guests, with speakers including government ministers and renowned names such as Michael Wilshaw, Camilla Batmanghelidh, Ellen MacArthur, Marcus du Sautoy, A C Grayling, and Ben Hammersley. Many more will be announced leading up to the event.

The Festival of Education boasts an eclectic mix of themes; last year Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali discussed faith in schools, Imogen Stubbs and Alexander Armstrong read poetry and the racing driving Sir Jackie Stewart and AA Gill presented on dyslexia. The Festival has gained significant support from sponsors and partners including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Dell, the BBC, the RSC, O2 Learn, and Pearson UK.

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