School Briefing: Using Evidence-Informed Teaching to Raise Attainment

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Philippa Cordingley, CEO, Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE) 
  • Phil Naylor, Assistant Director, Blackpool Research School
  • Dr David Godfrey, Lecturer in Education Leadership and Management, UCL Institute of Education
  • Dr Angela Donkin, Chief Social Scientist, NFER
  • Jonathan Haslam, Director, Institute for Effective Education, University of York
  • (Chair) Simeon Corfield, Schools Advisor & Former Headteacher


Lately, the idea that teaching should be an evidence-informed profession seems to be everywhere. Indeed, the Government has had a long-term ambition of developing evidence-informed teaching in England. By drawing on evidence, teachers’ practice, and in turn, students’ outcomes, can be improved. Furthermore, engaging with research also identifies and rejects existing ineffective practices. In this way, teacher workload can also be reduced as well as recognising professional expertise.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to hear a full update from the DfE, laying out their plans and priorities and how they will impact your setting. You will gain insight from sector leaders and award-winning case studies as to how best to respond to the changes and build the best provision for the benefit all of your pupils. 


Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • The role of research in an evidence-informed system
  • Placing research and evidence “at the heart of learning” for teachers
  • Developing holistic evidence-informed school strategies
  • Collecting robust data and evidence to create a framework for learning and teaching
  • Building a professional learning community for evidence-based teaching
  • Making evidence count for the busy teacher: the challenge of engaging with research evidence
  • Research-based accountability: changes to Ofsted inspections
  • Learning from peers: developing a culture of evidence-based practice as part of day to day teaching activities
  • Evidence-led refocusing of assessment to increase impact and reduce workload 


The Event:

The morning session will focus on recent and forthcoming developments in evidence-based policy and practice, and how it is inspected.

The afternoon session will build on this, focusing on individual experiences and examples of best practice, learning from schools that effectively engaging with research and what more you can do in your setting.


Who Should Attend?

You will join a range of education stakeholders including, but not limited to: Headteachers, Senior Leaders, members of senior management teams, staff from local education authorities, school governors, and local, regional and national bodies and anyone involved or interested in evidence-based improving practice.


The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Tuesday 30th October 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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