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Tuesday, 29th March 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lincolnshire Branch Event: Educating for the Future - An Evening with Sir Jon Coles

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The Lincolnshire Branch of the ESU are linking with Dartmouth House to host an online evening with Sir John Coles .

Respected educationalist and Chief Executive of United Learning Sir Jon Coles will be joining Matthew Christmas, Head of Engagement at the English-Speaking Union, to discuss some of the key questions in education today and to consider how we can future-proof our students’ education.
Among the topics under discussion will be:

  • The impacts of Covid on learners and what the government could do  to help
  • How oracy skills and ‘Powerful Knowledge’ – the ability to critique, challenge the status quo, think and learn – can help students’ learning
  • The impact of the assessment system on vital, unassessed, skills such as oracy and its place in the curriculum
  • How can we ensure ‘educational resilience’ of head teachers as they navigate the policy and curriculum dichotomy?

This promises to be a fascinating event for teachers, educationalists and policymakers alike, and we hope you can join us. There will be time for questions following the discussion.

Sir Jon Coles 

Sir Jon Coles is Chief Executive of United Learning, a group of over 80 academies and independent schools established 130 years ago.  

Jon spent 15 years at the Department for Education and its predecessors, the last four on its Board as Director General for Schools and for Education Standards. He was previously Director of 14-19, leading work to increase participation and attainment in education and training post-16; and Director of London Challenge, developing and implementing the much-copied strategy to improve schools in London.  

Jon has chaired schools’ charity Challenge Partners since its inception and is a Council Member of King’s College, London.  He was knighted in 2019 for services to education. 

We hope you will join us; if so do please register with Camilla Carlbom Flinn for log-in details: 


Tuesday, 29th March 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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