Evidence in Education – Northern Networks Making it Work

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Our friends at Huntington Research School are, on 20th October, running a conference for school and system leaders in the beautiful city of York. To be precise, at York University’s Institute for Effective Education. As part of the ‘northern network’ in education, we thought this was well worth sharing – it will be a fascinating event.

It’s a one-day conference with two fantastic keynote speakers:

  • Sean Harford, OFSTED National Director of Education, who will share the current direction of OFSTED, from research-informed inspections, to a focus on high quality curriculum and assessment; and
  • Roger Pope, the Chair of the National College of Teaching and Leadership, and Principal of Kingsbridge Community College (also a national Research School), speaking about the emerging networks that support evidence-based practice in our school system.

Aside from the two named above, the day will include sessions on the current funding pipelines from people who made a successful SSIF bid in the first round of applications and will include input from the Education Endowment Foundation on how to bid for EEF funding. Other sessions will include a focus on effective school improvement and evaluating impact, with case studies of school leaders who are driving school improvement using evidence.

The Huntington team is also running a two-for-one offer on tickets, and we’ll provide the full programme and links to buy tickets below.


Conference programme

  • 9.30am: Arrival, registration
  • 10.00: Keynote – Roger Pope, National College for Teaching & Leadership & Kingsbridge Research School
  • 10.50: Coffee
  • 11.20: Break out session 1
    • Improving your funding bids with evidence – Alex Quigley, Huntington Research School and EEF / Tom Martell, EEF
    • Building a performance development system with evidence at its heart – John Tomsett, Huntington School
  • 12.10 pm: Break out session 2
    • Ten ways to start working with evidence – Jo Pearson, Oldham Research School
    • Leading with evidence – James Siddle, Kyra Research School
  • 1.00: Lunch
  • 2.00: Break out session 3
    • Planning for measurement, tools that can help – Alicia Shaw, IEE / Jane Elsworth, Huntington Research School
    • How does it work? One school’s story from RI to Outstanding – Megan Dixon, Aspirer Research School
  • 2.40: Sean Harford, OFSTED
  • 3.30: Close



Ticket can be purchased at this website.

For enquiries and contact regarding the two-for-one offer, email Claire Kilner.

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