In response to a call from teachers in the region, the University of Cumbria recently hosted a @BeyondLevels #LearningFirst Assessment Conference, at their Lancaster campus.
Education professionals from all areas of the country and teacher training students from the university came together to hear from national speakers including Dame Alison Peacock, the CEO Designate of the Chartered College of Teaching, sharing ideas about principled assessment practice, and from the university's Professor Pete Boyd, presenting the underpinning research to teacher-led inquiry. The day included a mix of informative and inspirational keynotes, workshops and breakout activities led by teachers and school leaders.
Kathryn Fox, Head of School Partnerships and External Engagement at the University of Cumbria said: “We were delighted to host this event which was a great success, involving passionate and committed teachers from across the region and beyond.”
The Institute of Education at the University of Cumbria works with over 1500 schools nationally to develop teachers at every stage of their career. #LearningFirst is a growing community of teachers and leaders from across the education spectrum, with an interest in, and a positive agenda for change in assessment practice, who share and learn from each other. It is a professional grassroots community of over 1000 members that is empowering teachers and school leaders to effect significant change in their schools.