Too much testing, too little learning: Getting the balance right
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.
AAIA was pleased to welcome back Professor Paul Black who delivered the first keynote ‘Assessment, Pedagogy and the Teachers’ Role’.
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’.
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’.
The final speaker of the day was Tim Sherriff, Head Teacher of Westfield Community School, Wigan sharing the developments and achievements of his school.
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.
Conference presentations (Friday 4th October)
Videos (Friday 4th October)
Alison Peacock’s presentation.
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.