Westminster Education Forum

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

Morning, Thursday, 5th December 2019

Central London


This timely seminar 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.

The conference will be an early opportunity for delegates to assess how Ofsted’s new research backed inspection framework is working in practice following its introduction this September.

As government seeks to reduce the workload for schools associated with data management, delegates will consider approaches to dealing with practical issues for the use of data and evidence in the classroom, including:

  • Managing teacher time and resources;
  • How best to provide teachers with access to both educational data and research; and
  • What can be done to convert this into explicit knowledge for teachers to interact with and utilise.

Attendees will also discuss how new and current teachers can be better equipped with the skills to effectively collect and utilise data within the classroom as the Government seeks to create a new range of National Professional Qualifications for current teachers to support their professional development.

The agenda will also bring out best practice examples of the effective use of research data in classroom teaching, as well as the latest thinking on the use of data in measuring pupil progress and to improve pupil outcomes.

Further sessions focus on how to expand the use of evidence and evidence based practice.

As the Education Endowment Foundation looks to appoint 10 new research schools to develop regional networks and develop Associate Research schools, delegates will discuss the role of technology and how further partnerships can be developed both with Research Schools and academic institutions.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Daniel Muijs

Deputy Director, Research and Evaluation, Ofsted

Jed Cinnamon

Programme Manager, Education, NESTA

Keynote Speakers

Jed Cinnamon

Programme Manager, Education, NESTA

Professor Daniel Muijs

Deputy Director, Research and Evaluation, Ofsted


Lord Storey

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Education)


Dr Desmond Bermingham

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

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