Conference 2011

Leading in Learning through Assessment: Partnering, Challenging and Succeeding

The 2011 AAIA conference took place in Bournemouth at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel from 14th-16th September.  Conference presentations are available to members in the members’ area of this site – go to Conference Papers and then Conference 2011.

Evaluations by delegates to one day conference September 2011

On Wednesday the conference was introduced by Keith Remnant, Acting President and delegates then heard a keynote address from Jane Reed entitled ‘ Leading and Developing Learning in Schools’.

Keith Remnant

                                                                                                            Jane Reed
There was also input from Steve Anwyll, 3-14 Assessment at Ofqual, Ian Todd, Chief Executive Designate from the Standards and Testing Agency and Benedict Coffin from the Department for Education, speaking about impending changes to National Curriculum assessment.
Ian Todd, Benedict Coffin and Steve Anwyll
Thursday’s programme was delivered by Shirley Clarke and was entitled ‘Understanding formative assessment’.
Shirley Clarke  


This day of the conference was open to non-members and delegates also heard a keynote address from Emeritus Professor Charles Deforges entitled ‘The role of teachers and schools in making learning effective’.

Charles Deforges
Friday’s programme included two keynote addresses.  Tim Oates of Cambridge Assessment and chair of the National Curriculum Review Expert Panel spoke on ‘National Curriculum and School Curriculum – difficulties, confusions and understanding demarcations between them’.To conclude the conference, Warwick Mansell, educational journalist and author, delivered a keynote entitled ‘An independent view of the current educational direction’.
   Warwick Mansell                 
                                                 Tim Oates

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