Annual Conference 2013

Conference 2013
Too much testing, too little learning: Getting the balance right

(To see further examples of the range of speakers at AAIA conferences, go to Conference 2012 and Conference 2011.)

 

DSC_5449 The 2013 AAIA annual conference took place at the Crowne  Plaza Hotel, Birmingham from 3rd to 5th October.  All conference presentations are available to members in the members’ area of this site.  Presentations from Friday 4th October are available at the end of this page for a limited period.

 

The conference was opened by the Joint Presidents, Angela Cale and Liz Depper.

 

Angela Cale
Angela Cale
Liz Depper
Liz Depper

AAIA was pleased to welcome back Professor Paul Black who delivered the first keynote ‘Assessment, Pedagogy and the Teachers’ Role’.

Paul Black
Paul Black

Glenys Stacey, Chief Executive of Qfqual then spoke to the conference, followed by updates from Brian Cartwright, HMI representing Ofsted and Sue White, Policy Adviser for National Curriculum Assessment from the DfE.  The final speaker of the afternoon was Sue Robb from 4Children speaking about ‘Strategic partnership for early years and childcare’.

Glenys Stacey
Glenys Stacey

 

Brian Cartwright
Brian Cartwright
Sue Robb
Sue Robb

Sue White
Sue White

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second day of the conference was open to non-members and featured  Alison Peacock, Head Teacher of Wroxham Primary School, Hertfordshire, whose theme was ‘Creating Learning without Limits; Challenge and Success’.  David Weston from the Teacher Development Trust then spoke about ‘Getting best practice into schools’.

Alison Peacock
Alison Peacock
David Weston
David Weston

 

 

 

 

 

The final speaker of the day was Tim Sherriff, Head Teacher of Westfield Community School, Wigan sharing the developments and achievements of his school.

Tim Sherriff
Tim Sherriff

The conference continued on Saturday 5th October with a keynote address ‘Too much testing, too little learning : getting the balance right’ from Tim Oates, Chair of the National Curriculum Review Expert Panel and Director of Assessment, Research and Development for Cambridge Assessment.

The concluding keynote ‘Curriculum, assessment and public consultations’ was delivered by Professor Dominic Wyse, Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education, University of London Institute of Education.

Tim Oates
Tim Oates

 

 

Dominic Wyse
Dominic Wyse

 

 

 

 

 

Conference presentations (Friday 4th October)

Creating Learning without Limits: Challenge and Success – Alison Peacock, Head Teacher Wroxham Primary School

Getting best practice into schools – David Weston, Teacher Development Trust

Tim Sherriff, Head Teacher, Westfield Community School

Videos (Friday 4th October)

Alison Peacock’s presentation.

Alison’s video “We Challenge Ourselves” can be viewed here.

David Weston’s presentation.

Tim Sherriff part 1.

Tim Sherriff part 2.

Tim Sherriff part 3 – Y6 Expedition.

Tim Sherriff part 4.

Tim Sherriff part 5 – Adventure Based Learning.

Tim Sherriff part 6.