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Looking ahead to summer 2024’s exams and assessments

This is a webinar for school, college and exam centre leaders. Join Ofqual’s Chief Regulator Sir Ian Bauckham on 30 April, 12:15 – 13:00 to look ahead to this summer’s exams and assessments for GCSE, AS, A level and vocational and technical qualifications. He will talk about this summer’s grading approach, and what it will mean for […]

The Creative Classroom: Rethinking Teacher Education for Innovation

Unlock the power of creativity in education! Join our latest OECD webinar as we explore how countries are equipping educators to nurture student creativity and inspire innovative teaching methods. In celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Day on 21 April, discover a professional learning framework for teachers and leaders developed by the OECD’s Creativity and […]

No Child Left Behind: Tackling the School Absenteeism Crisi

COVID pandemic-induced school closures hindered learning for young people around the world. Yet even today, many students across the OECD have failed to return to the classroom. Two-thirds of schools in the US are facing chronic absenteeism. In England, absences are 50% higher than before the pandemic, with more than one in five secondary pupils […]

Maximizing Cognitive Science

Bradley Busch from InnerDrive will deliver a short presentation on the importance of cognitive science research for teaching and learning, before a panel reflects and discusses what has worked well in different settings, common misunderstandings and lessons learnt to avoid misapplications. Bradley Busch, Psychologist at InnerDrive and author of ‘The Science of Learning’ and ‘Teaching […]

NEW EEF Implementation Guidance Report

Nikki is excited to be able to share the NEW EEF Implementation Guidance Report, recommendations and resources within this session. She will discuss how to implement change in the most effective way so that it has the best possible chance of succeeding.  The latest research and recommendations will be shared and reflected upon. This session […]

What does it mean to be a ‘professional’ in teaching today?

This is an important topic in a fast-changing educational world that faces many challenges for teachers and students. It has its roots in the 19th century, when schoolteachers strove to achieve a professional status alongside doctors and lawyers, and attempts were made during the latter half of the last century to revive the idea. But […]

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 […]

AI and Cheating in Education: How Can we Safeguard the Integrity of Exams?

Cheating in high school exams is an age-old problem, but new technologies have made it easier than ever resulting in huge issues for fairness and credibility. In today’s digitally connected and AI inclusive world, ensuring the integrity of exams is a major challenge. From plagiarism detection software to solutions leveraging facial recognition and eye-tracking technology, […]

Developing a whole-school approach to gender equity, and why it matters

Gender stereotypes harm everyone. They place us into binary boxes, impacting the way we develop, learn and view ourselves. Before a child is born, their biological sex has determined how society will define them. From the gender reveal parties and gender assigned toys and clothes, society is already making assumptions about a child’s characteristics. These […]

Angela Browne – Practical solutions for addressing improvements to student belonging in schools

Join Angie Browne, seasoned equity strategist and former headteacher, for an interactive workshop designed for teaching practitioners, pastoral staff, and school leaders. This session will focus on enhancing DEI IQ, providing insights into theories, concepts, and vocabulary essential for fostering inclusive conversations about identity. Learn practical strategies to create a school environment where every student […]

Supporting children’s language and literacy

Supporting children’s language and literacy learning environment in disadvantaged households in the United States: Challenges and opportunities Children’s early learning experiences set the stage for later language trajectories and school success. In this talk, Dr. Luo will present findings on children’s language and literacy experiences in families from U.S. low-income, language-minority backgrounds. Specifically, the talk […]

Three ways to strengthen school effectiveness with the Chartered College of Teaching

Join us for this webinar where we’ll be shining a spotlight on how schools can utilise Chartered College of Teaching membership to strengthen school effectiveness.  In this 45 minute session we’ll be joined by school leaders from primary and secondary settings, as well as colleagues from the Chartered College of Teaching who will be sharing […]

Diversity + Quality = Equity

Join our Q&A webinar and explore the intersection of diversity and quality in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) through OECD’s latest research. Discover correlations between dimensions of diversity and ECEC quality, delve into what aspects of quality matter most for diverse backgrounds, and identify policy priorities for enhanced provision. The discussion will be guided […]

General Election 2024: How will the next government close the disadvantage attainment gap?

NFER has identified four key priorities, based on our rigorous research and insights, that we believe should be addressed in each of the political parties’ manifestos in the lead up to the General Election; teacher workforce, skills needed for tomorrow’s workforce, education funding and supporting children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As part of […]

Evidence-based approaches to improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners with Jean Gross

Drawing on her vast experience of working with disadvantaged communities, Jean describes the path that many children take, from early language delays to persistent literacy and numeracy difficulties, which lead to progressive disengagement from learning and underachievement. In this talk, Jean will set out how early intervention and low-cost, evidence-based, practical strategies can be used […]

Brain Basis of Language Development

Abstract: There are comprehensive neuro-cognitive models of language processing in the adult brain, but we do not understand how language develops and what determines variability in skill. Our work attempts to determine the nature of specialization for phonology, semantics and syntax in the temporal and frontal cortices in 5- to 9-year-old children. We are testing Interactive […]

Teacher Webinar: Love’s Labour’s Lost

Explore how to teach Shakespeare’s vibrant comedy with a taste of our rehearsal room approaches. This active online webinar will share insights from our upcoming production along with teaching methods for introducing this play in primary, Key Stage 3 English, Key Stage 3 Drama, and A-level English literature classrooms. DETAILS Our webinars feature RSC rehearsal room […]

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 […]

The impact of Impact on evidence-informed education: celebrating 20 issues

Following the publication of the 20th issue of Impact, join us as we celebrate and reflect on the impact that Impact has had on evidence-informed education to date. Evidence-informed education has been widely recognised for its potential to improve teaching and learning yet research-practice gaps continue to persist, not least because top-down models of evidence-informed practice […]