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researchED 2018 National Conference

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The researchED National Conference is back! Last year saw a record 1200 people under one roof to discuss how we can use evidence to improve education. Whatever your position, this day has something for you. Come join the growing international community of research informed educators.

Speakers confirmed so far…….


The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards

Professor Paul Kirschner, Distinguished University  Professor at the Open University of the Netherlands

Dr Pedro de Bruyckere, educational scientist at Arteveldehogeschool, Ghent

Christine Counsell, Director of Education for Inspiration Trust

Professor Rebecca Allen, Professor of Education at UCL Institute of Education

Peps McCrea, Associate Dean at the Institute for Teaching

Clare Sealy, Primary Head Teacher

Daisy Christodoulou, Director of Education at No More Marking

Alex Quigley, English teacher. Director of Huntington Research School, Author

Dr Caroline Creaby, Deputy Head, Director of Research School and teacher

Cat Scutt, Director of Education & Research, College of Teaching

Ben Newmark, history teacher

Oliver Caviglioli, Former special school head teacher. Now, visualiser of teaching concepts and processes.

Deep Ghataura, Physics and Maths Teacher

Bodil Isaksen, Programme Director, Unlocked Graduates

Katie Ashford, Deputy Headteacher at Michaela Community School

Tarjinder Gill, Primary Teacher

Dr Eva Hartell, Researcher in Haninge municipality & KTH, Sweden

Greg Ashman, teacher, blogger and PhD candidate, Australia

Stephen Lane, teacher and doctoral researcher, University of Birmingham

Sam Freedman, Executive Director, Teach First

Mark Enser, Teacher, Blogger, head of Geography

Jo Facer, Teacher and Vice Principal, Ebbsfleet Academy

Jon Richards, Head of Education, UNISON

Harvey Bischof, President of OSSTF, Canada

Harry Fletcher Wood, Associate Dean at the Institute for Teaching

Tom Sherrington, Teaching and Leadership Consultant

Professor Becky Francis, Director of the UCL Institute of Education at University College London

Professor Jeremy Hodgen, Chair of mathematics, UCL Institute of Education at University College London

Andrew Old, Teacher, Blogger, Provocateur

Carl Hendrick, Teacher, Research Lead and Doctoral Candidate

Jonathan Haslam, Director at the Institute for Effective Education

Nick Rose, Researcher, IfT

Stephen Tierney, CEO of the BEBCMAT. Chair of @HeadsRoundTable & SSAT Vis2040

David Weston, CEO, Teacher Development Trust

Calvin Robinson, Teacher, Founder @GodisaGeek

Jonathan Firth, Author, PGDE tutor at @ UniStrathclyde & psychology teacher

Dr Joanna Williams, Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Kent, UK

Dr Danielle Dennis, Associate Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of South Florida

James Kilsby, Headteacher, Cottenham Primary School

Claire Stoneman, Deputy headteacher and English teacher

John David Blake, Head of Education and Social Reform at Policy Exchange

Sarah Donarski, Teacher of English, Wellington College

Dr Kathy Weston, Criminologist. Education Researcher, Author

Ruth Robinson, Principal, Swindon Academy

Professor Jim Thornton, University of Nottingham

Naveen Rizvi, Maths teacher

David Didau, Writer and Trainer

Richard Kueh, Subject Specialist, RE and Philosophy

Heather Fearn, Inspector Curriculum and Development lead, Ofsted

Gary Jones, Author, Independent Consultant

Professor Kate Nation, St John’s, Oxford University

Professor Dennis Hayes, University of Derby

Jude Hunton, Deputy Head, Coventry

Michael Tidd, Primary headteacher in Sussex. Columnist for TES

Grainne Hallahan, English Teacher and TES Blogger

Tim Van Der Zee, Skeptical Scientist, Leiden University

Kelly Leonard, Assistant Head Teacher, Turton School and Jan Rowe, Head of ITT, Liverpool John Moores University

Jane Flood, Head of Learning, Netley March CE Infant School

Beth Greville-Giddings, Research Lead & Teaching Assistant, Westbury Academy, Nottingham (UK)

Dr Gary Davis, Physics teacher

Claire Hill, Head of English and Media Studies. Research Lead and Subject Leader

Rebecca Foster, Head of English, Co-Author of Leading From The Middle

Ezzy Moon, writer, researcher

Mark Lehain, Director , Interim Director

Iro Konstatinou, Researcher-in-Residence at Eton College

Jonnie Noakes, Director of the Tony Little Centre for Innovation and Research in Learning

Robin Launder, author and behaviour consultant

Sam Sims, Education Datalab

Dr Ruth Johnson, Principal Research Manager, Centre for Education Research and Practice

Christopher Fountain, English KS4 Curriculum Lead

Kelly Leonard, Assistant Head

Jan Rowe, Head of ITT

Nick Wallace, Director of Curriculum, English Mastery, Ark

Terry Freedman, ICT in Education

Jen Persson

Jo Williams

Gareth Sturdy

Tom Needham

Megan Mansworth

Frank Furedi 

Munira Mirza 


…..more speakers added every day.



Stuart Kime & Jason Lowe

What happened when teachers stopped marking?

Phil Naylor

Evidence based Science teaching- reflections on EEF guidance report

Kate Nation

Learning to read and learning to comprehend

Iro Konstantinou & Jonathan Noakes

fostering autonomy and agency through research: a multi-faceted approach to teaching and learning

Mark Lehain

The Wonder Years - Implementing a knowledge-rich curriculum

Tim van der Zee

Education research is not in crisis, and that is a problem

Louise Wareing

Resilience - I give up!

Sophie Sandor

The case for low-cost private education in the UK

Melanie Ward

Beyond ‘Well Done, Great Job!’: Students’ Perceptions of Effective Written Teacher Feedback



2018 National Conference tickets are now available for sale. Venue TBC (London area).

For large groups, please email us for a quote: support@researchED.org.uk

All tickets exclude lunch. Lunch is available for £5 (standard or vegetarian option). Scroll down for lunch tickets.

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