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Conference Talks Available To Watch

23rd November 22

Back in March 2022 The King Alfred School Society and Rethinking Assessment were proud to host the Education On The Move Conference in the glorious surroundings of The Phoenix Theatre.

The aim of the conference was to bring together voices from across the UK to share ideas on how our education system needs to change. You can read more about the day here. We were lucky to have some amazing speakers from across the Education, Admissions and Employment sectors and we’re pleased to say that you can now see all their talks on our YouTube channel.

We have also included all the talks here so you can relive the day if you were there, or hear what was said if you weren’t able to attend.

Session One focussed on the need for change and was introduced by Bill Lucas.

The first speaker was Aliyah York of Pupil Power who gave a pupil perspective:

She was followed by Kerry Jane Packman of Parentkind who spoke about the needs of parents:

Rachel McFarlane from Education Services at Herts for Learning came next:

Next up was Olly Newton from The Edge Foundation:

Talking about University Admissions and how assessment is viewed from that perspective was Mike Nicholson:

The first session finished with Vanessa Dewhurst from Mishcon de Reya giving the employer viewpoint:

Gwyn ap Hari spoke about the XP Trust, a multi-academy trust made up of eight schools which all run an ‘expeditionary learning’ curriculum:

In the penultimate talk, Peter Hyman from Big Education spoke about how Rethinking Assessment are developing holistic Learner Profiles:

The final panel, chaired by Rachel Macfarlane, discussed how we can bring about system change:

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