Thursday, 21 April 2011
Sunday Times Festival of Education: let teacher speak unto teacher
I'll be speaking at the Sunday Times Festival of Education on Sunday the 26th of June at 2:45- the topic will be the behaviour crisis in schools, how we got here and where we go from here. It's being held in Wellington College, which appears, from their website, to be based in Berkshire's answer to the Palace of Versailles. Other speakers include Niall Ferguson, Robert Winston, Bad Boy D'Abbs, David Starkey, Dominic Lawson, Katherine Birbalsingh, A C Grayling, A A Gill, Toby Young, and many other worthies. I can only presume that I'm the warm-up act or something, or that there's another Tom Bennett they've confused me with.
It also hasn't escaped my notice that there are a few alumni from Jamie's Dream School on the guest list, so the opportunity to see some of my favourite fictional characters in the flesh is almost more than I can bear.
Still, very excited about the opportunity to do this. The only problem is; where do I park my helicopter?
Click on this link to take you to the homepage for the festival. And a picture of me that makes Brian Haw look like Gok Wan.