Annual Conference 2015
Keynote presentations from AAIA Annual Conference 2015.
Presentations from Friday 9th October – One Day Open Conference
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.
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.
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
Michael John, Head Teacher and staff, Knebworth Primary School
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.