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Education Development Trust sponsors the Education World Forum

20 January 2017

Education Development Trust is once again sponsoring the Education World Forum taking place in London from 22-25 January 2017. A key event in the education calendar, it brings together ministers and their senior advisers – representing more than 80 per cent of the world's population – to debate future education policy.

'Our mission has always been to transform lives around the world by improving education,' explains Steve Munby, CEO at Education Development Trust. 'In sponsoring this unique event, we are supporting those with similar aims and ideals; those who are spearheading positive change and those who are driven to make their ambitious visions a reality. We have been working hand in hand with governments around the world for nearly 50 years, sharing our knowledge of what works in education system and school reform.'

Education Development Trust is a leading authority on education and the only international education organisation that spans pioneering research to exceptional operational delivery. 'Research underpins the work that we do,' continues head of research, Anna Riggall, 'and we will be launching a new report at this year's Education World Forum, The rapid improvement of government schools in England. The report is about the educational transformation of a really interesting group of schools in England: 360 primary and secondary schools that moved from a position of serious underperformance to being good or outstanding (as judged by external inspection) in a short period of time. We are very much looking forward to sharing with our internationally focussed audience what lessons can be learnt from this unique collective of schools and how those lessons might apply in different contexts.'

The report will be published at on Wednesday 25 January 2017.