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2015

Capita Pupil Premium Conference
26 November, Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London
Research Director Caroline Sharp will present on NFER’s recent research for the Department for Education on strategies to raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
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Academies Show 2015, NEC Birmingham
25 November
NFER will be exhibiting at this one day conference. Visit us at stand D96 to find out more about NFER Tests Suite 2 and our other products and services for schools.
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Inside Government Conference - The National Primary Curriculum: Raising Standards of Teaching and Learning for all Pupils
24 November, Hallam Conference Centre, London
Liz Twist, Head of NFER’s Centre for Assessment, will give a keynote address at this conference on the role of assessment and accountability in the new national primary curriculum.
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Flipped Learning
16 November, Central London
Nesta and NFER are bringing together teachers, school leaders, policy makers and education technology enthusiasts to discuss the potential of Flipped Learning - using online video to accelerate learning in schools.
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Expanding free schools and academies: impact, accountability and the future of England’s school system
12 November, Central London
Research Manager Jack Worth will be taking part in a panel discussion on the implications of the expansion of academies and free schools.
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Raising Standards of Literacy and Numeracy in UK Schools
11 November, Asia House, London
Research Director Ben Styles will be giving a keynote address to this forum on the work of the NFER Education Trials Unit, providing advice to teaching practitioners on using research to identify the interventions best placed to improve their learners’ literacy and numeracy..’
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The Rise of RCTs in Education: Statistical and Practical Challenges
4 November, Royal Statistical Society, London
Research Director and Head of NFER’s Education Trials Unit Ben Styles will be presenting at a Meeting of the Royal Statistical Society on the use of Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) in education.
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UCET Annual Conference
4 November, Hilton Birmingham Metropole
NFER Senior Research Manager Matt Walker will be presenting at the UCET Annual Conference on ‘The importance of enhancing teachers’ research literacy: what teacher educators need to know about research in schools, and how you can help prepare your trainees.’
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Innovation in Practice Conference
10 October, Claude Littner Business School, University of West London, Brentford
Senior Research Manager Dr Julie Nelson will be giving a keynote presentation on ‘Teaching as an evidence-informed profession’ at the Academy for Innovation’s Innovation in Practice Conference.
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Art & Education: Teaching and Pedagogical approaches in 21st Century School
3-4 October, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
Research Director Caroline Sharp will be delivering a presentation at this conference entitled ‘Exploring the connections between schools and culture: working together to design high quality experiences for children and young people’.
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RCTs in the Social Sciences 2015 – 10th Annual Conference
9-11 September, Alcuin Research and Resource Centre (ARRC), University of York
Dr Ben Styles, Head of NFER's Education Trials Unit, will be chairing the session on education trials, presenting on the last 10 years of RCTs in education research and delivering part of the post-conference workshop.
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Factchecking Education - researchED 2015
5 September, South Hampsted High School, London
Carole Willis (Chief Executive at NFER) will chair a discussion between Ben Durbin (Head of Impact at NFER) and Amy Sippitt (Writer/Researcher at independent factchecking charityFull Fact) on ‘Factchecking Education’.
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Welsh Assessment after the Donaldson Review - National Eisteddfod 2015
5 August, Meifod
NFER Cymru Senior Research Managers Robert Smith and Jane Nicholas will be hosting an open discussion on the implications of the recent Donaldson review into the Welsh curriculum and assessment at Pabell y Cymdeithasau 1 between 10-11am.
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Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE)
Annual Conference 2015

1-3 July, University of South Wales, Treforest campus
David Sims, Research Director, and Robert Smith, Research Manager, present a paper entitled ‘Widening participation: young people’s journeys and the careers guidance challenge’.
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Academy for Innovation, Masters in Leadership & Innovation Celebration Event
1 July, Cricket Green School, Mitcham, Surrey
Caroline Fisher, Product Manager, will present on ‘Enabling research in schools’.
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Candleby Lane Teaching School, Research & Innovation Conference
29 June, Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University
Gareth Mills, Head of Enquiring Schools, gave a keynote speech about the benefits of engaging in enquiry and with research.
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Capita Early Years Conference
29 June, 10:30am, Park Inn by Radisson, Manchester
Catherine Kirkup, Research Director in the Centre for Assessment, will be presenting on Baseline Assessment at the Capita Early Years Conference, answering questions on how schools can evaluate and implement Baseline Assessments (applicable to all providers).

Inspiring Leadership Conference
10-12 June, ICC Birmingham
NFER's Head of Enquiring Schools Gareth Mills will be introducing an exciting free new tool that invites you to ask "How research-engaged is my school?".
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researchED Primary Schools Outreach Event
Thursday 4 June, 4:30-6:30pm, London Connected Training Centre
At this event, organised by researchED, alongside the London Connected Learning Centre, NFER’s Matt Walker, Senior Research Manager from the Impact Team, will give a presentation looking at how involving teachers in enquiry and with research can help to improve learning in schools.
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LSRN Strategy Workshop: The national agenda for research, development and evidence about Vocational Education and Training
3 June, Public Policy Exchange, London
At this event hosted by the Learning and Skills Research Network, NFER Senior Research Manager Tami McCrone presented her experience on making research impactful to an audience of academics and FE practitioners.
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Sharing innovative approaches and overcoming barriers in delivering 16-19 study programmes' principles
30 April 2015, Central London
Video case studies, guidance and more from NFER's event on work experience for senior leaders
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Policy Forum for Wales Keynote Seminar Curriculum reform in Wales: content, assessment, and the challenges for implementation
30 April 2015, Cardiff
At this event, NFER Senior Research Manager Jane Nicholas will participate in a panel discussion focussing on ‘Reforming assessment to fit a new Curriculum and improve standards’.
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Capita Conferences: School Inspections
Thursday 26 March 2015, Central London
Liz Twist, NFER Head of Centre for Assessment will discuss ‘Effective assessment without levels: demonstrating, evidencing and articulating progress.’
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The Education Show, NEC Birmingham
19-21 March 2015
NFER presentation: 2pm in the Assessment Theatre, Saturday 21 March.
NFER will also be exhibiting at this conference.
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NFER Reception Baseline Assessment - Seminars and Exhibition
16-18 March 2015
To help schools find out more about NFER Reception Baseline Assessment, we organised a series of afternoon events at our Head Office in Slough.
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Public policy exchange: Careers partnerships - Pathways for Life, working in partnership
26 February 2015, London
NFER Research Director Tami McCrone was one of the key speakers at the Public Policy Exchange event on Taking Action: Strengthening the Role of Careers Guidance in Schools and Colleges.
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Inside Government: Implementing Primary School Assessment and Accountability Reforms
25 February 2015
Liz Twist, head of the NFER Centre for Assessment, will be presenting at this education forum on Understanding the Importance of Assessment in Raising Educational Standards
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Inside Government: The Next Steps for Implementing GCSE and A-Level Reform
25 February 2015
Dr Newman Burdett, Head of International Comparison at NFER, is chairing this Inside Government education conference which will explore the government’s vision for reformed GCSE and A-Levels.
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Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar: Encouraging and supporting reading - next steps, policy options and school library provision in England
11 February 2015
Matt Walker, Lead, National Phonics Screening Check Evaluation, Department for Education and NFER Research Manager was the guest of honour at this seminar.
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Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar: Using academic research and pupil data in education: opportunities, challenges and best practice
5 February 2015
Julie Nelson (NFER Research Director) co-presented on developing teachers’ engagement with research.
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SSAT Lead Practitioner Conference
5 February 2015
Gareth Mills (Head of Enquiring Schools) presented to lead practitioners on the question: how research-engaged is my school?
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