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Advancing Gender Equality: The Crucial Role of Science and Technology

In recent decades, there has been a notable increase in the development of education policies that prioritise gender equality, spanning both during and post-education periods. The question of their effectiveness is subject to ongoing debate. Results from the 2022 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) confirm the persistence of gender disparities. For example, girls still […]

The art of balancing curricular choice in upper secondary education

Upper secondary education helps refine the interests and expertise of students, preparing them for future study or careers. Yet in a system that fails to offer sufficient student choice in subject matter, learners may disengage, not reach their potential, or even drop out of school. In our latest webinar focusing on upper secondary education, we’ll […]

Lights, Camera, Fluency: How pop music, podcasts, and Tik Tok are impacting English language learning today

Step into the future of English language education. Beyond timetabled lesson hours, today’s students are immersing themselves in English from an increasingly early age through diverse and exciting new avenues, reshaping the landscape of language acquisition. But with many countries and families investing considerable amounts to ensure students leave school with sufficient language skills, what […]

Next Generation Assessment- Shaping the Future

Join us for an exciting in-person event in partnership with HMC, Edge, Rethinking Assessment and University of Manchetser hosted at the Alliance Manchester Business School. Discover the latest advancements in assessment methods and how they are shaping the future. Engage with industry experts, network with like-minded professionals, and gain valuable insights into the next generation of assessment. […]

Decoding the hype: can AI help create accessible and inclusive student learning?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is touted as having the potential to revolutionise the way students learn and teachers teach. Among the benefits, AI can help prepare students for the challenges of the digital age, develop 21st Century skills and provide personalised feedback. However, there are many challenges including the need for technical expertise and ethical concerns. […]

School Improvement & Development Conference 2024

Join us for an unforgettable experience Last year’s attendees described our inaugural School Improvement and Development conference as “truly transformational”, “strategically thought-provoking” and, simply “brilliant”! Our expert School Improvement Partners (plus very special guests) will provide a varied and inspiring programme full of knowledge-rich presentations; practical and solution-focused workshops; and opportunities to network with colleagues from across […]

The value of cultural spaces to support teachers’ professional development

This webinar will discuss the value of visiting museums, galleries and cultural spaces for teachers’ wellbeing and professional development. It has been created in partnership with the national charity for art, Art Fund and the Chartered College of Teaching (CCT).   The webinar will explore how cultural spaces boost teachers’ wellbeing, with research from the […]

Community, Compassion and Leadership

This special symposium celebrates the life and legacy of Professor John West-Burnham and will also consider ways in which to take forward his central ideas and thinking, focused on the nature and role of community, compassion and leadership in schools. The symposium will be chaired by Professor Dame Alison Peacock, while contributors include Maggie Farrar, […]

Towards Performance Equity: A Blueprint for Effective School PD

In this webinar jointly hosted by the Chartered College and Steplab, Cat Scutt, Josh Goodrich, and Jon Gilbert will be taking a closer look at approaches to effective professional development as a driver for school improvement. They will also introduce new developments for teachers working with the Steplab platform, including a route to achieving Chartered […]

Unleashing potential: Rethinking assessment for 21st century learning

Education systems recognise the urgency of fostering 21st century skills like problem solving, creative thinking and self-regulation for students to thrive in a dynamic and complex world. But how do we bridge the gap between theory and practice? The answer may be found in innovative assessments that not only measure what truly matters but also […]

Talking Time Study: Empowering Staff to Enhance Oral Language in the Early Years October 2023

Hosted the the IOE PhD Centre for Inclusive Education at UCL Institute of Education Join us on October 5th, 2023 for the launch of findings from ‘Talking Time©’ early language programme evaluation. The Talking Time© research trial identified positive impacts for staff language-supporting practice, and for the oral language skills of three-to-five-year-olds in disadvantaged areas. […]

My Family, Your Family – Book Launch Conference

World renowned Keynote Speakers Inspiring and thought provoking Presentations Opportunities for reflection Round Table discussions Networking and Stalls – and … … A signed copy of My Family, Your Family Lunch and Refreshments Conference Chair / Host Ashley Jean-Baptiste Broadcaster, Host, TV Presenter, and inspirational speaker. Ashley John-Baptiste is an award-winning broadcaster and TV presenter, […]

The Mother of All Pay Gaps … and what we can do about it

The education sector has one of the worst gender pay gaps of all UK industries… and motherhood is one of the most significant contributors to this injustice. In 2021, WomenEd’s Gender Pay Gap report revealed that the gender pay gap widens at every level when teachers and leaders are aged 35-39, the age at which […]