LondonEd: A research conference for London schools

    This conference is a collaborative project led by: The Association for the Study of Primary Education (ASPE); London South and Impact Teaching School Alliances; Rathfern Primary, a Chartered College of Teaching Hub School; Rosendale Research School, the EEF designated research hub for London and UCL Institute of Education’s Research and Development Network.

    London is one of the most innovative and forward thinking places to be educated in the country and this conference will celebrate the strength and power of the teacher research movement across the city. Teacher researchers will showcase their research findings about pedagogical questions using a range of research methodologies. Leading academic researchers will showcase their findings and open up a dialogue about the implications for practice in schools. The venue for this conference is being generously donated by the Greater London Authority.

    • Date: Friday 5th July 2019
    • Time: 9:15am-3:45pm
    • Location: City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA
    • Ticket price: £50
    • Buy your ticket at bit.ly/LondonEd2019

    Download the full conference agenda here.

    To book onto sessions with limited availability, please go to bit.ly/2W2AlMm – places at these sessions will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


    Times Session Location Speakers
    09.15-09.40 Arrivals and registration
    09.40-10.00 Welcome address Chamber
    10.00-11.00 Keynote Chamber Lee Elliot Major, Professor of Social Mobility, University of Exeter
    11.00-11.15 Break
    11.15-12.20 Morning sessions
    Detail and the Bigger Picture: research with schools and Tate Chamber Anna Cutler, Director, Learning and Research, Tate
    Feedback for learning – understanding the perspectives of pupils who struggle to learn using feedback Committee Room 1 Dr. Ruth Dann, Associate Professor,
    UCL Institute of Education

    What happened next? A Teaching School tries to make a system-wide improvement to children’s early communication Dr. Julian Grenier, Headteacher, Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre>
    Comparative judgement: how do teachers make decisions about primary writing? Committee Room 2 Daisy Christodoulou, Director of Education, No More Marking
    Mixed attainment teaching, setting and grouping by attainment Committee Room 3 Jeremy Hodgen, Professor of Mathematics Education, UCL Institute of Education
    The value of Research Informed Peer Reviews
    Meeting Room 1.1E Dr. Kulvarn Atwal, Executive Headteacher, Highlands Primary School and Redbridge Primary School
    Dr. David Godfrey, Lecturer in Education, Leadership and Management, UCL Institute of Education
    Mrs Sandeep Kaur, Associate Headteacher, Highlands Primary School

    Impact evaluations – a better way of sharing best practice? Dr. Alicia Shaw, Research Schools Facilitator, Institute for Effective Education
    Teaching critical thinking and metacognition through philosophy in schools
    Meeting Room 1.2W Naheeda Maharasingam, Headteacher, Rathfern Primary School
    Emma Worley, Co-CEO & Co-Founder The Philosophy Foundation

    ReflectED: An Approach to Teaching Metacognition in the Primary Classroom Jonny Davies, Deputy Headteacher, Grove Road Primary School Harrogate
    Justine Paton, Rosendale Research School Lead
    12.20-13.20 Lunch
    13.20-14.25 Afternoon sessions
    Schools matter but they don’t make a difference – a look at the genetic claims of Robert Plomin Chamber Professor Gordon Stobart, Emeritus Professor of Education, UCL Institute of Education
    Inclusive pedagogy: A more sustainable approach to deeper knowledge and engagement
    Committee Room 1 Margaret Mulholland, Director of Development & Research, Swiss Cottage School

    Enhancing Dialogic Learning and Teaching with T-SEDA: The Teacher Scheme for Educational Dialogue Analysis Ruth Kershner, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
    Danielle Sullivan, Teacher, Brindishe Green Primary School
    Supporting teachers’ professional agency and professional/career development through engagement with research and inquiry-led practice Committee Room 3 Professor Lesley Saunders
    David Weston, CEO, Teacher Development Trust
    Lessons learnt from Lesson Study

    Meeting Room 1.1E Sarah Seleznyov, Director, London South Teaching School Alliance
    Paul Foster, Senior Vice Principal, Hayes School

    Creating capacity for research-informed innovation Daniel Mansfield: Director, The Tapscott Learning Trust Training Hub
    Mark Quinn, Programme Leader, UCL Institute of Education
    Autism: Researching Practice – funded by The Laurel Trust

    Meeting Room 1.2W Jack Gibbs, Assistant Headteacher, Redriff Primary School
    Robert Paul, Teacher, Charles Dickens Primary School
    How can technology support research-informed teaching & learning strategies? Christian Turton, co-director, London Connected Learning Centre
    14.25-14.40 Break
    14.40-15.30 Panel discussion Chamber Chair: Sarah Seleznyov, Director, London South TSA

    Kate Atkins, Headteacher, Rosendale Primary School & CEO, Great North Wood Education Trust
    Dr. Kulvarn Atwal, Executive Headteacher, Highlands Primary School and Redbridge Primary School
    Anne-Marie Canning MBE, Director of Social Mobility and Student Success

    Naheeda Maharisingam, Headteacher, Rathfern Primary School
    Martin Mills, Director, Centre for Teachers and Teaching Research, UCL Institute of Education
    Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching
    David Weston, CEO, Teacher Development Trust
    15.30-15.45 Closing address Chamber