Annual Conference 2016

AAIA’s 27th Annual Conference 2016
The Highcliff Marriott Hotel, Bournemouth

Thursday October 6th – Saturday October 8th 2016

AAIA 27th Annual Conference Programme 2016

AAIA Conference 2016 speakers’ biographies

One day open conference – Friday 7th October 2016
(open to non-members)

One Day Open Conference 2016 programme

AAIA One Day Conference Flyer 2016

Thursday 6th October (conference presentations available in the Members’ area under Conference Presentations – Conference 2016)

The conference was opened by Ben Fuller, AAIA President.

Ben Fuller, AAIA President






The first keynote was delivered by Craig Parkinson, experienced maths and science teacher, educational trainer, coach, Visible Learning specialist and proponent of the merging of SOLO taxonomy and Philosophy for Children (P4C).

Craig Parkinson

Craig was followed by national assessment updates from Sarah Maughan, National Assessment Lead, Ofqual and Joanna Hall, Deputy Director, Schools at Ofsted.

Susan Maughan
Sarah Maughan


Joanna Hall
Joanna Hall

Videos and presentations are in the Members’ Area of the website.

Friday 7th October (one day open conference)

David Hemery, Olympic gold medalist, delivered a truly inspirational keynote Finding the Champion Within.

David Hemery
David Hemery



The following files contain the Grow Model questions that he used in his keynote:

Grow Model Questions 1

Grow Model Questions 2

Grow Model Questions 3

Grow Model Questions 4

David was followed by inspiring talks from Susie Weaver, Principal, Wallscourt Farm Academy, Bristol: Creating a Learning School, and Mel Neale Head Teacher, Gravel Hill Primary School, Bexley Heath: What Makes a School Tick? Assessing Success Across the School Community.

Susie Weaver
Susie Weaver
Mel Neale
Mel Neale








The final presentation to complete a day of high quality input was Moving from Marking to Feedback by Michael Tidd, Deputy Head at Edgewood Primary School, Nottinghamshire.

Michael Tidd
Michael Tidd

Scroll down to the bottom of this page for videos of these presentations.

Saturday 8th October (presentation available in the Members’ area under Conference Presentations – Conference 2016)

A memorable conference concluded on Saturday morning with a talk from Seamus Gibbons, Head Teacher of Langford Primary School, Fulham on his school’s approach to learning.

Seamus Gibbons
Seamus Gibbons