Westminster Education Forum

Next steps for evidence-informed teaching and Continuing Professional Development in England

Morning, Thursday, 1st March 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will discuss opportunities for developing an evidence-informed teaching profession and identify steps that can be taken to improve the provision of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in England.


It follows the recent Department for Education (DfE) appointment of an Evidence Champion who will assist in spreading evidence-based practice in opportunity areas, and the recent emphasis from the DfE on ensuring teachers are equipped with an understanding of the latest research, and use evidence to inform their teaching practice.


Delegates will assess options for overcoming practical issues for the use of data and evidence in the classroom, including managing time and resources, how best to provide teachers with access to both educational data and research, and what can be done to convert these into explicit knowledge for teachers to interact with and utilise.


The seminar will also provide an opportunity to consider the provision of CPD for the profession, following the launch of the Chartered College of Teaching in January 2017.


Sessions will consider further steps that can be taken to widen access to high quality CPD, options for improving the understanding of assessment, and priorities for the new Chartered College of Teaching, including how it might best provide a collective voice for the profession.



Guests of Honour

Dame Alison Peacock

Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching

Elin Jones

Deputy Director, Teaching and Leadership, Department for Education

Guests of Honour

Dame Alison Peacock

Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching

Elin Jones

Deputy Director, Teaching and Leadership, Department for Education

Keynote Speaker

Sally Brown

Head, Cambridge Assessment Network

Chair

Lord Alton of Liverpool

Speakers

Professor Andy Goodwyn

Head of the School of Education and English Language, University of Bedfordshire

Dr Jennie Golding

Immediate Past President, The Mathematical Association and Lecturer in Mathematics Education, UCL Institute of Education

Darren Northcott

National Official, Education, NASUWT

Joshua Perry

Director, Assembly

Senior speaker confirmed from NFER

Alison Ryan

Senior Policy Advisor, National Education Union

Dr Lauren Bellaera

Director of Research and Impact, The Brilliant Club