The Primary Assessment Conference – Pathways, Possibilities & Panache
DateWed, 6th July, 2016
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSprowston Manor, Norwich
This one day Conference is an important opportunity for you to listen to and interact with, exemplary school leaders in the field of primary assessment.
During the day, you will hear about some highly effective and inspirational current practice models and will be stimulated to consider and reflect on your current assessment practice.
You are likely to leave with innovative ideas, as to how you might update, refine and enhance your school’s current assessment systems and practice.
Assessment for Learning without Limits
Dame Alison Peacock will describe assessment strategies that are used at The Wroxham School and how this has a positive impact on the quality of children’s learning. She will discuss the ways in which formative and summative assessment at Wroxham enables all learners to achieve success.
This session is if for anyone interested in assessment practice that enables learning.
Marrying Curriculum and Assessment
This session looks at finding the freedoms in the new curriculum to tackle the age-old problem of there being too much curriculum content and too little time. Looking at where we can stop spending time on unnecessary content, I’ll then illustrate how some of the concepts of a ‘mastery’ curriculum can help schools to provide the best learning journey for their pupils, and ensure that assessment can be meaningful and effective, without being driving by data.
9.15 – 9.30: Tea and Coffee on arrival
9.30 – 10.45: ‘Assessment for Learning Without Limits’ – Dame Alison Peacock
10.45 – 11.05: Break
11.05 – 12.15: ‘Assessment for Learning Without Limits’ (cont.) – Dame Alison Peacock
12.15 – 13.15: Lunch
13.15 – 14.45: ‘Marrying Curriculum and Assessment’ – Michael Tidd
14.45 – 15.00: Break
15.00 – 15:30: Plenary Panel
£180 for 1 place, £325 for 2 places
Course name:The Primary Assessment Conference – Pathways, Possibilities & Panache
Date:Wed, 6th July, 2016
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:Sprowston Manor, Norwich
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Dame Alison Peacock
Alison Peacock DBE, DLitt MEd BA, is co-author of ‘Creating Learning without Limits’ (2012). This research explores an alternative improvement agenda; identifying key dispositions for school leadership where every child and adult is valued and where no one is labelled by so-called ‘ability’.
Alison is Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School, a primary school in Hertfordshire. She led the school out of special measures less than a year after her appointment as headteacher (Jan 2003) and it was subsequently judged by Ofsted to be outstanding (2006, 2009, 2013). The Wroxham School was designated as a School of Creativity in 2009 and as a Teaching School in 2011. The Teaching School has established an extensive Transformative Learning Alliance. Alison is a national member of the Teaching Schools Council.
Alison’s teaching career spans primary, secondary and advisory roles. Alison was appointed by the DfE as a member of the Commission for Assessment Without Levels and as a member of the ITT Expert Group and CPD Expert Group. She is a trustee of Teach First and a member of the Future Leaders Advisory Group. Alison is also a member of the Ofsted (East of England) Headteacher Reference Group, North West London and South Central Regional Schools Commissioners Headteacher Board, Royal Society Education Committee, a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors, a trustee of the Teacher Development Trust, a trustee of Open Futures Helen Hamlyn Trust, and Consultant Headteacher advising on the new University of Cambridge Primary School. Alison was previously a member of the Royal Society Vision committee, CBI Education Reference Group, Cambridge Primary Review Trust, NAHT Commission for Assessment, member of the Prince’s Trust Commission for the proposed Royal College of Teaching and was previously a national representative of the Teaching Schools Council.
In July 2014 Alison was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Brighton and in May 2015 appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire. In December 2015 Alison has been appointed as Visiting Professor for the University of Hertfordshire. Throughout her career, Alison has worked in partnership with educational researchers to document her innovative work as a teacher and creative school leader.
Michael Tidd is deputy headteacher at Edgewood Primary School in Nottinghamshire. Having trained as a middle-years teacher, he has previously taught in middle and primary schools in Sussex, including roles as a subject leader and Head of Year.
Michael’s area of expertise is in curriculum and assessment in primary schools. He has been influential in supporting schools, academy chains, teaching school alliances and local authorities to roll out the new Primary Curriculum in 2014, and to introduce methods of assessment without levels. He also advises schools and other organisations on related matters such as marking and feedback, curriculum development and National Curriculum testing.
Michael’s work includes writing a regular column for Teach Primary magazine, acting as an advisor on assessment to the publisher Rising Stars, and as a member of the Department for Education’s first Teacher Reference Group. His resources and support materials are at www.primarycurriculum.me.uk He also blogs at michaelt1979.wordpress.com and can be found on Twitter at @michaelt1979