Thursday January 24, 2019 - Friday January 25, 2019
10:00-18:00 (Thursday), 10:00-17:00 (Friday)
Hall S4, ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL, United Kingdom
For the first time in 28 years, the Education Show moved to London.
Alongside edtech event Bett, its extended offer included hundreds of suppliers, CPD content presentations and the world’s largest gathering of the education community. The show gave school leaders, business managers and teachers the benefit of saving time and energy by being able to purchase school essentials in one place.
In Hall 9 and 10, stand F48, NFER provided visitors the opportunity to come along and speak to one of our assessment experts and explore our range of assessment materials for schools. These included our termly standardised assessments for KS1 and KS2, used by thousands of schools to support confident attainment and progress monitoring, and NFER Classroom, the destination for research, resources and guidance specifically for school practitioners.
In addition to our stand, Liz Twist, NFER’s Head of Assessment Research and Product Development, ran a session on ‘Monitoring progress in a meaningful and manageable way’ on Thursday 24 January in the Pedagogy in Practice Theatre from 11:50 – 12:20. In this session, Liz outlined:
- How assessment data can enlighten and how it can mislead
- The sort of questions school and subject leaders could ask
- Seeing the big picture(s) in the data
On the same day in the Business in Practice Theatre between 13:50 and 14:20, NFER’s Jack Worth also spoke on the future of teacher supply and how to retain good teachers. In the session, Jack explored the following questions:
- How big a challenge is teacher supply, now and in the future?
- What helps to retain teachers? What can we learn from teachers who have left the profession?
- What working conditions help to keep teachers engaged and satisfied in their jobs?
- Is part-time and flexible working problematic for schools or part of the retention solution?