Annual Conference 2016

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

Thursday October 6th – Saturday October 8th 2016

PDF: AAIA 27th Annual Conference Programme 2016

PDF: AAIA Conference 2016 speakers’ biographies

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

PDF: One Day Open Conference 2016 programme

PDF: 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.

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 was followed by national assessment updates from Sarah Maughan, National Assessment Lead, Ofqual...

and Joanna Hall, Deputy Director, Schools at Ofsted. Videos and presentations are in the Members’ Area of the website.

There were inspiring talks on Friday from Susie Weaver, Principal, Wallscourt Farm Academy, Bristol: Creating a Learning School...

...and and Mel Neale Head Teacher, Gravel Hill Primary School, Bexley Heath: What Makes a School Tick? Assessing Success Across the School Community.

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.

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

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


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.