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researchED English and MFL

1st April 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

researchED english mfl

After last year’s sell-out event at Swindon Academy, researchED English moves to Oxford for a fantastic day of speakers, networking , professional development, challenge and the very best of what research has to tell us about teaching english- and MFL.

Come join us for an all-inclusive day where you build the event you want by selecting from a menu of speakers. If you wanted to know how research can improve your classroom, build better schools, or just re-inspire you, then look no further.

We hope you can make it

Tom Bennett. Founder, researchED

Speakers include:

Professor Victoria Murphy, University of Oxford
Debbie Hepplewhite, Phonics Trainer
Dianne Murphy, Author of Thinking Reading
Candida Gould, Assistant Headteacher at Bridgwater College Trust

Gillian Campbell-Thow, ML & Gaelic Curriculum Leader, PGDE Tutor, Chair of @saltlangs
Ian Baukham, Executive Head of the Bennett Memorial Diocesan School and CEO, Tenax Schools Trust
David Shanks, Federation MFL Consultant and Lead Practitioner: MFL Course Lead
Steve Smith, Teacher, Co-author:The Language Teacher Toolkit
Joe Dale, Independent modern foreign languages & technology consultant

James Murphy, Teacher and Writer
Katie Ashford, Deputy Head, Michaela Community School
David Didau, Educational Maverick and Learning Spy
Carl Hendrick, Head of Research, Wellington College
Jacqui O’Hanlon, Director of Education, the Royal Shakespeare Company

Ruth Miskin. Founder, Ruth Miskin Training, and creator Read Write Inc.
Elizabeth Nonweiler, Consultant and Trainer, Teach to Read
Martin Robinson, author of Trivium
Prof. Bas Aarts, Department of English Language and Literature, UCL
Jessica Lund, Head of MFL, Michaela Community School

Dr Gianfranco Conti, Founder of The Language Gym, winner of the 2015 TES best contributor

Dr Robert Woore, Research Lecturer, Applied Linguistics, University of Oxford
Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford
Abigail Parrish, PhD Researcher – Languages in Schools, Department of Education, University of York
Joe Nutt, education consultant
Jude Hunton & Chris Peirce, Ashlawn School
Jo Facer, Head of English, Michaela Community School


Joe Nutt

Social Mobility. What the Research Really Says.

David Didau

Making Kids Cleverer: A manifesto for closing the advantage gap

Martin Robinson

What is a Knowledge-Rich Curriculum?

Carl Hendrick

Katie Ashford

Creating a Great School Culture

Ian Bauckham

Modern Languages in secondary schools: Reclaiming subject knowledge

Joe Dale

The purposeful use of technology in language learning TPACK, SAMR, 21st century skills, BYOD and PLNs

Amy Forrester

Using research to plan and resource the new English Literature GCSEs

Ruth Miskin

Emotional engagement and cognitive processing in reading

Dianne Murphy, James Murphy

It's not too late: eliminating illiteracy in secondary schools | Waste and Warfare: Illiteracy in our schools

Elizabeth Nonweiler

Reading and Writing in the Reception Class

Candida Javaid, Crista Hazell

Lesson learnt. What MFL can learn from cognitive science and vice versa.

Lyndsey Caldwell

Leading the Evidence-Based English Department

David Michael Shanks

3 Ways Forward in MFL: Technology, Networks & Research.

Debbie Hepplewhite

What’s ‘holding back’ research-informed foundational literacy from reaching all teachers and learners?

Gillian Campbell-Thow

1+2 languages: Joining the dots and weaving some multilingual magic)

Jessica Lund

French - The Michaela Way

Victoria Murphy

Why English literacy teachers should care about MFL learning

Kamil Trzebiatowski

How do we speak to EAL learners?

Gianfranco Conti

Breaking the sound barrier: teaching listening skills bottom-up

Abigail Parrish

Should you offer students a choice? Motivation and decision-making in GCSE language study

Arlene Holmes-Henderson

What impact does learning Latin have on children's cognitive development?

Bas Aarts

Grammar teaching in schools: good or bad?

Steve Smith

MFL teaching; it's not what you do. it's the way that you do it.

Jacqui O’Hanlon

The classroom as rehearsal room

Jo Facer

The teaching 'marathon': towards a sustainable profession


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1st April 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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