Westminster Education Forum

Using data and evidence in education: teacher engagement, measuring pupil progress and use in classroom teaching

Thursday, 30th March 2017

Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET


The use of research data and evidence in teaching, learning and the measuring of pupil progress will be the focus for this timely seminar.

Delegates will discuss improving teacher engagement with data and research including the role of the new College of Teaching in fulfilling the Government’s aim of creating an evidence informed teaching profession. They will also consider the proposals aimed at improving teacher access to data such as the creation of a bank of research informed by best practice classroom teaching for teachers to use.

Sessions will also focus on the latest thinking and include best practice examples of the effective use of research data in classroom teaching. Attendees will consider addressing barriers against the use of data in teaching including overcoming data access challenges and improving data literacy amongst teachers to enable them to better engage with research.

Further topics of discussion will include issues surrounding the use of data in measuring pupil progress such as; supporting staff to identify and use most accurate data available; current best practice examples of effective use of data for monitoring pupil progress including the use of big data; overcoming data storage and transferability challenges faced by schools and the role of research and data in driving school improvement.

Guests of Honour

Peter Henderson

Programme Manager, Education Endowment Foundation

Professor Dame Alison Peacock

Chief Executive Officer, The Chartered College of Teaching

Guests of Honour

Professor Dame Alison Peacock

Chief Executive Officer, The Chartered College of Teaching

Peter Henderson

Programme Manager, Education Endowment Foundation


Flick Drummond MP

Treasurer, All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Teaching Profession


Dr Timo Hannay

Founder, SchoolDash

Nansi Ellis

Assistant General Secretary (Policy), ATL

Dr Sarah Younie

Reader in Education, De Montfort University and Charity Co-Chair, Education Futures Collaboration

John Winkley

Secretary, e-Assessment Association and Director, AlphaPlus Consultancy

Dr Richard Churches

Lead Adviser, Education Reform and Evidence Based Practice, Education Development Trust

Joshua Perry

Director, Assembly

Junaid Mubeen

Director of Education, Whizz Education

Greg Watson

Chief Executive, GL Assessment

Kate Atkins

Headteacher, Rosendale Primary School, London

Chris Martin

Deputy Headteacher, The Mountbatten School, Hampshire

Professor Linda La Velle

Chair, Research and International Committee, Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers

Pippa Lord

Senior Research Manager, NFER