Summer talks series now live!

As part of our Assessment Academy‘s Assessment Lead Training Summer Residential course from 1st to 4th August in Durham, we’ve organised a series of three fantastic and varied talks from across the education world (quite literally!). We’re pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for these events separately – early bird rates are available until Friday 30th June, saving £5 on General Admission prices, so get in quickly to save!


Tuesday 1st August, 9am – 10:30am

To launch our Residential, we are delighted to welcome Professor Heather C. Hill, Jerome T. Murphy Professor in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. An active member of our Advisory Board, Heather’s primary work focuses on teacher and teaching quality and the effects of policies aimed at improving both. She is also known for developing instruments for measuring teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) and the mathematical quality of instruction (MQI) within classrooms. Her talk is entitled “Teachers and researchers – evidence-based collaboration“.

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Wednesday 2nd August, 8pm – 9:30pm

Wednesday evening sees a talk on “Evidence-based school improvement – challenges, successes and next steps“, with Alex Quigley.

Alex is an English teacher and Director of the Research School at Huntington School, in York. He leads the EEF RISE Project and he was a part of the Teachers’ Professional Development Expert Group for the DfE. He is the author of The Confident Teacher: Developing Successful Habits of Mind, Body and Pedagogy, as well as Teach Now! English, both published by Routledge. He writes articles for both the TES magazine and Teach Secondary magazine. He blogs regularly at on a range of educational topics, and his Twitter handle is @huntingenglish.

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Thursday 3rd August, 8pm – 9:30pm

On Thursday evening, we welcome The EEF’s Chief Executive Sir Kevan Collins, who will provide his “vision for an evidence-based school system“.

Kevan has gained international experience working in Mozambique, supporting the development of a national literacy initiative in the USA and advising Goodstart, Australia’s largest early learning provider. Kevan is a visiting professor at the Institute of Education University of London; he was knighted for services to education in 2015.

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If you are interested in joining us for all of these talks, please do get in touch for Series Admission tickets. The cost of entry to all three is also included in our Assessment Lead Training Residential course fee; contact with any queries.

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