Annual Conference 2015

Annual Conference 2015

Keynote presentations from AAIA Annual Conference 2015.

Presentations from Friday 9th October – One Day Open Conference

Jan Dubiel – Authentic Learning, Assessment and Progress

Jenny Short and Tim Sully – Harnessing the Freedoms of Life Without Levels

Sheringham Primary School – Assessing without levels in practice

Making progress and learning visible – Knebworth Primary School

Thursday 8th October

Following a welcome from the AAIA President, the first keynote was delivered by Phil Beach, Director of Strategic Relationships, Ofqual, followed by Tim Bristow, Senior HMI, Ofsted and Catherine Wreyford, Head of Assessment Policy, DfE speaking about Reforms to Primary Assessment and Accountability.  The final keynote of the day was delivered by Tim Coulson, Regional Schools Commissioner for the East of England and North East London.

Juliet Sizmur, AAIA President
Juliet Sizmur, AAIA President
Tim Bristow, Senior HMI, Ofsted
Tim Bristow, Senior HMI, Ofsted

 

Phil Beach, Director of Strategic Relationships, Ofqual
Phil Beach, Director of Strategic Relationships, Ofqual

Catherine Wreyford, Head of Assessment Policy, DfE
Catherine Wreyford, Head of Assessment Policy, DfE
Dr Tim Coulson, Regional Schools Commissioner for the East of England and North East London
Dr Tim Coulson, Regional Schools Commissioner

Friday 9th October – One Day Open Conference

This day of the conference was open to non-members and began with a keynote entitled Authentic learning, assessment and progress from Jan Dubiel, National Development Manager at Early Excellence, followed by Harnessing the freedom of life without levels delivered by Jenny Short and Tim Sully.

Jan Dubiel, Early Excellence
Jan Dubiel, Early Excellence

 

Jenny Short
Jenny Short
Tim Sully
Tim Sully

Head teachers and staff from Sheringham Primary School, Newham and Knebworth Primary School, Hertfordshire then shared the exciting practice that they are developing in their schools.

Gary Wilkie, Head Teacher and staff from Sheringham Primary School
Gary Wilkie, Head Teacher and staff from Sheringham Primary School

 

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Head Teacher and staff, Knebworth Primary School
Michael John, Head Teacher and staff, Knebworth Primary School

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Saturday 10th October

The final morning of the conference featured Jo-Anne Baird, Pearson Professor of Educational Assessment, Director of the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment whose keynote was concerned with Assessment & Learning without levels – removal of the state theory of learning and Warwick Mansell, education journalist and author of ‘Education by Numbers: The Tyranny of Testing’ who gave An outsider’s view on assessment-related policymaking.

Jo-Anne Baird, Professor of Educational Assessment
Jo-Anne Baird, Professor of Educational Assessment

 

Warwick Mansell, education journalist
Warwick Mansell, education journalist