Speaker profile

John Cope

Head of Education
CBI (Confirmed)

John is the CBI’s Head of Education & Skills Policy, leading the CBI’s work across education, from the early years through to lifelong learning and retraining. Alongside this, John chairs the CBI’s LGBT+ Network.

Originally from the Midlands, most of John’s career prior to the CBI was spent in policy and communications, including advising three past education ministers and being a founding director of an education and mental health research institute.

Outside of work, John is a governor of an SEND school and sits on the Education Policy Institute’s Advisory Board.

Agenda sessions

DAY 1 - April 3, 2019

  • HOT SEAT & SEND THEATRE

    • 2:10 pm
      Beyond the 3 R’s: What is an ideal curriculum?