Annual Conference 2017

AAIA’s 28th Annual Conference 2017

AAIA’s 7th Annual One Day Conference (open to non-members)

The Marriott Hotel, Liverpool

Thursday 5th – Saturday 7th October

Formative Assessment – making learning visible

AAIA 28th Annual Conference October 2017

AAIA 28th Annual Conference Programme 2017

Videos of speakers and their presentations are available in the members’ area.  Speakers’ presentations from the one day open conference are available below.

Thursday 5th October

The conference was opened by Ben Fuller, AAIA President.  The first keynote speaker was Dr Chris Wheadon, Research Associate at Education Datalab and founder of No More Marking Ltd speaking about Comparative Judgements.

Ben Fuller
Chris Wheadon

Will Emms, Acting Head of Communications, Test Administration and Design at STA gave an Overview of Primary Assessment.  Naomi Nicholson from Ofqual spoke  about Ofqual Consultations and Responses while the final keynote of the afternoon Curriculum: Intent, implementation and impact was delivered by Sean Harford, National Director, Education at Ofsted.

Sean Harford
Naomi Nicholson
Will Emms








One Day Conference open to non-members – Friday 6th October
(presentations available here for a limited period)

The second day of the conference featured two exciting speakers, Andy Griffiths speaking on the theme of How to design better Formative Assessment and Barry Hymer on Warp and weft: The role of intrinsic motivation in formative assessment.

Andy Griffiths
Barry Hymer


Saturday 7th October

In the final morning of the conference, delegates heard from John Coxhead, deputy head teacher and member of the DfE’s Teacher Reference Group speaking about Working alongside the DfE, followed by Mary Myatt, the final keynote speaker whose session was entitled Beyond the numbers: some thoughts on progress.

John Coxhead
Mary Myatt