Key dates in March 2021

Key events and national days aimed at education professionals in Waltham Forest. 

1-5 March 2021

LondonEd 2021: a research conference for London

This conference is a collaborative project led by the London South Teaching School Alliance focusing on the challenge of inequality in the education system. Each day of the conference will investigate a different aspect of inequality. There will be presentations on the chosen themes (on poverty, early years, SEND, race and ethnicity) each day ending with a live panel discussion. School and other speakers are from the Mayor’s Schools for Success and Stepping Stones programmes, The Black Curriculum, ASPE and UCL Institute of Education. 

 See more details and an introduction by the Mayor of London here.

1-6 March 2021

National Careers Week 2021

During National Careers Week, the Waltham Forest Cultural Education Partnership is offering the following free events for students interested in creative career pathways.  There will be 3 live online interviews with Waltham Forest creatives with a chance to ask questions plus a 2 part on demand creative careers' tutorial. 

Tuesday 2 March

SBM meeting

The WF School Business Managers Network meets every six weeks and provides free guidance and training to school business professionals in maintained schools.

This meeting will be on Microsoft Teams and will start at 9.30am.

Tuesday 2 March

Supporting students with competitive applications

Waltham Forest teachers & careers advisers - supporting students with competitive applications


Looking to support students with making competitive applications to top Universities like Oxford and Cambridge? We’re excited to be running an advisors support session for Waltham Forest Teachers and Careers Advisors where there’ll be a presentation outlining the Oxbridge applications process and the key things we will look for in an applicant, along with advice on reference writing and supporting subject exploration. The presentation will be followed by a few minutes to answer questions you may have about supporting students with the applications process. Please register your attendance in advance.

Thursday 4 March

School Organisation and Admissions Board

The local authority has a statutory duty to ensure that there are sufficient places in their area for every child of school age whose parents want their child to attend school.

The School Organisation and Admissions Board (SOAB) is a discretionary board that provides support to the council in its statutory obligation to provide sufficient school places for all children within its geographical areas.

Wednesday 10 March

Enhancing your CEIAG programme virtually in key stage 3


This session will explore ways of enhancing your careers programme, especially for years 7, 8 and 9.
We will look at:

  • types of activity now being carried out by schools and colleges
  • ways to squeeze the most learning from these activities
  • examples of resources available


Thursday 11 March 2021

Year 12 – Making a Competitive Application Workshop


Are you in Year 12 and interested in making a competitive application to study at the University of Cambridge? Come along to this virtual event hosted by Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge where you’ll be given support with choosing a course and College; along with Personal Statement, Admissions Assessment and Interview top tips. Following the presentation, you will have the opportunity to discuss in small subject related groups what you can do now to explore your subject and engage critically with subject material. The session will be held on Thursday 11 March 2021 from 16:30-17:30, please register your interest in attending.

19 and 20 March

What Career Live and What University

Virtual Event

What Career Live - Friday 19 March 10.00 - 15.00

What University Live - Saturday 20 March 11.00 - 15.00 

22-25 March

Waltham Forest College - Virtual Open Event

All young people's questions answered! 

Join for a series of live course webinars from Monday 22nd -Thursday 25th March to discover the course that’s right for you.

Thursday 25 March

Taking your CEIAG programme to the next level


This session will explore how you can move your CEIAG offer from ‘good enough’ to excellent.
We will look at:

  • how to develop an effective ‘careers team’
  • a joined up approach to career learning
  • some ways to maintain the rigour needed for a strong CEIAG offer


29 Mar-4 Apr

National Autism Awareness Week

It is World Autism Awareness Week on the 29th March to 4th April 2021.  The week aims to help improve understanding of autism.

The National Autistic Society are offering a suite of free resources for all age groups to help students learn about autism and better understand their classmates.