Jim Knight, The Rt Hon Lord Knight of Weymouth

Chief Education and External Officer, TES Global Ltd

Jim Knight works in education, medtech and as a legislator. He is an expert in politics, leadership, digital disruption, and talent recruitment and development. Jim is the Chief Education and External Officer at TES Global Ltd, the news, training, jobs and resource sharing service for teachers. His responsibilities include all corporate communications and Tes Institute, a teacher training business he founded and that is now the fifth largest qualifier of teachers in the UK. Tes Institute uses online learning extensively for high quality post graduate level learning, delivered as professional development. Jim is also a founder of XRapid, enabling diagnosis of malaria and asbestos fibres using iPhones. This technology used machine learning and pattern recognition to replace monotonous laboratory practice. As a UK government minister his portfolios included rural affairs, schools, digital and employment. He was a member of Gordon Brown’s Cabinet 2009-2010, before joining the Lords after the 2010 General Election. He is the only person to have won and retained a seat for Labour in a General Election in Dorset. He is also a visiting Professor at the Knowledge Lab of the UCL Institute of Education and Chair of Whole Education.


2020 Exhibitors:



Marketing Partner

Follow us on


Other Regional Education Shows in the series


About the Organisers

Revolution Events is one of the UK's leading providers of innovative exhibitions and conferences with an excellent track record in delivering high quality events for regional, national and international markets including The Education People Show (formerly EduKent EXPO) events that have been running for many years.


For delegate and press enquiries:

Emma Turley

Marketing Manager

Tel: 01892 820942

Email: emma@revolution-events.com

For sponsor and exhibitor enquiries:

Ellen Turner

Senior Event Executive

Tel: 01892 820934

Email: ellen@revolution-events.com