Westminster Education Forum

Use of data and evidence in education in England - implementation, support, and the new inspection framework

Morning, Thursday, 5th December 2019

Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will bring out latest thinking on the use of data, evidence, and research in teaching, learning, and improving pupil outcomes.


It takes place with increased emphasis from the Department for Education and Ofsted on implementing and developing an evidence-based approach to teaching - but with concerns that not enough schools are engaging.


Speakers


There will be keynote contributions from:


  • Nancy Wilkinson, Senior Programme Manager, Education, NESTA - on Nesta’s priorities for utilising data and evidence to support the successful update of edtech within schools;
  • Anna Bird, Principal Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team - on the role that researched behavioural insights can play in supporting evidenced-based approaches to education;
  • Sarah Golden, Head of Evaluation, Place2BE - on the opportunities for using evidenced based approaches to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people;
  • Dr Sarah Hamilton, Research, Evaluation and Participation Manager, Unicef UK - on the work of UNICEF and partners in using data based approaches to improving outcomes for children in the UK and abroad; and
  • Dr Desmond Bermingham, Chief Executive, Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) UK - on  their work supporting schools to develop an effective model to utlise data and evidence in education.

Further confirmed speakers include: Professor Vivienne Baumfield, University of Exeter; Professor Tim Cain, Edge Hill University; Laura McQuade, The Boston Grammar School; Murray Morrison, Tassomai; Darren Northcott, NASUWT; Vijita Patel, Swiss Cottage School Development & Research Centre, London and Chris Tweedale, GEP Academies.


The agenda


  • The place of data and evidence within teaching - progress following the introduction of the inspection framework;
  • Developing a model that effectively uses data and evidence within teaching practice;
  • Practical issues for schools - staff training and development, teacher time and resources, and access to evidence;
  • Supporting improvements in outcomes for young people and the effective use of data;
  • Growing the use of data and evidence and spreading best practice - the role of technology, partnerships and sharing evidence to support outcomes; and
  • Teaching as an evidence-informed profession - the approach to teaching, support for teachers, and development of evidence-based methods and best practice.


Keynote Speakers

Dr Desmond Bermingham

Chief Executive, Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) UK

Paula Delaney

Design Manager, Learning Design Team, Ambition Institute

Keynote Speakers

Dr Desmond Bermingham

Chief Executive, Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) UK

Nancy Wilkinson

Senior Programme Manager, Education, NESTA

Paula Delaney

Design Manager, Learning Design Team, Ambition Institute

Anna Bird

Principal Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team

Chair

Lord Storey

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Education)

Speakers

Professor Tim Cain

Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University

Chris Tweedale

Chief Executive, GEP Academies

Darren Northcott

National Official for Education, NASUWT

Murray Morrison

Founder, Tassomai

Vijita Patel

Principal and National Leader of Education, Swiss Cottage School and Development & Research Centre, London

Professor Vivienne Baumfield

Professor of Professional Learning and Director of Research, University of Exeter

Dr Sarah Hamilton

Research, Evaluation and Participation Manager, Unicef UK

Sarah Golden

Head of Evaluation, Place2BE

Laura McQuade

Research and Development Coordinator, Boston Grammar School