Summer Briefing 2019

Summer Briefing

BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP

Monday 17 June 2019, 10.15am – 3.45pm

Book now for the 2019 GSA Summer Briefing.

Hear updates on topics such as school partnerships, education and the political landscape for independent schools, share ideas with colleagues, and discuss the areas which are most pressing for your schools.

The Briefing day is offered to GSA Full & Associate members and GSA Fellows at no charge, and members are welcome to bring colleagues from their governing bodies or senior leadership teams for a small additional cost.


  • 10.15am  President’s Welcome
    Sue Hincks, GSA President & Headmistress, Bolton School Girls’ Division
  • 10.30am  Building Confidence for professional life in Years 8 and 9, Confidence, Assertiveness and resilience
    Esther McVey, former Minister for Work and Pensions and MP for Tatton
  • 11.00am  Key Trends 2019 in education
    Donna Stevens, ISC
  • 12.00pm  TPS – A panel discussion
    Chaired by Jane Prescott, featuring John Murphie, ISBA
  • 12.45pm Lunch
  • 1.45pm  Initiatives & Updates
    Bite-sized updates on a range of projects and issues:
    Legal update –David Smellie, Farrers
    Kate Shand, CEO, Enjoy Education
    John Claughton, Social Mobility
    Charles Watson, Chief Operations Officer, Tomorrow’s Student
    Girl Up
  • 3.00pm  Education update – A focused summary of key current developments
    With Sally Collier, Ofqual 
  • 3.45pm  Close

Costs and eligibility

The Summer Briefing is open to GSA Full & Associate members and GSA Fellows at no charge.

We would encourage all schools to send a representative – if you, as Head, are unable to attend, do nominate an alternate from your senior leadership team, again at no charge.

GSA members also may choose to bring additional colleagues from their governing body or senior leadership team at a cost of £149 per person. Emeritus members are welcome to attend at a cost of £149 per person.  Attendees from non-GSA schools are welcome to attend at a cost of £199 per person.

Book now