The inaugural Marches Academy Trust Festival of Education will take place on 29th June 2017 in Oswestry, Shropshire. Its aim is to bring together leading educational experts and inspire debate and discussion amongst industry professionals, offering engaging and motivational CPD and presenting panel interviews with a variety of prominent and inspirational practitioners. The event will provide festival-goers with a number of influential and innovative keynote speakers throughout the day along with unrivalled networking opportunities.

The one-day festival is open to delegates from across the entire breadth of the education sector, including teachers, governors, leadership groups, students, parents and support teams. Our aim? To educate the educators on a number of subjects all linked to our key theme of Leadership.

Already confirmed for the event are esteemed educators such as former QCA Director of Curriculum, Professor Mick Waters; Regional Schools Commissioner for West Midlands, Christine Quinn; and David Weston, Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust. These will appear alongside Owen Paterson MP and representatives from London Fields Primary School. Meanwhile, CPD and student workshops will be carried out by the National Space Centre, Aardman Animations and The Phoenix Comic amongst many others.

The day will conclude with a unique social and networking evening for all attendees.