Conference 2012

Conference 2012

Leading in Learning through Assessment: Assessment for Really Effective Learning

The 2012 AAIA annual conference took place at the Leeds Marriott Hotel from 4th to 6th October.  All conference presentations are available to members in the members’ area of this site.

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

Angela Cale, Joint President
Liz Depper, Joint President


The first keynote address ‘Really Brilliant Assessment’ was given by Chris Edwards, Independent Consultant, Chancellor of Leeds Children’s University and Former Chief Executive, Education Leeds.

Chris Edwards

This was followed by John Carr, Deputy Director, Quality and Priorities Division, Teaching Agency, speaking about ‘ Schools at the Heart of Teacher Training’ followed by Steve Anwyll, Head of National Assessment, Ofqual providing a ‘keeping up to date’ session about examination and assessment issues and current activity by Ofqual.

John Carr


Steve Anwyll

The second day of the conference, open to non-members, featured Chris Watkins leading morning sessions with the theme ‘Really Effective learning’.

Chris Watkins

In the afternoon Professor Mary James, a member of the expert panel for the National Curriculum Review spoke on the theme of  ‘Assessment in harmony with our understanding of learning’.

Mary James

The conference concluded on Saturday with Ruth Sutton talking about her experiences of current assessment developments in Canada, New Zealand and Scotland, and the implications of these for England.

Ruth Sutton




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