Conferences & Events

2017-18 Forthcoming Conferences and Events:

The Humanities in Primary Schools in the UK – where now and where next?

Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Monday 13th November 2017
Fee: £80

Main speakers and workshop leaders: Presentations and discussions will be based on the recent publication of a themed issue of Education 3-13, based on the Humanities. Hear directly from the authors of their researched articles

Target Audience: Those with an interest in the humanities in primary schools, those working in H.E., local authorities, schools leaders, teachers, coordinators and independent advisers, members of the relevant subject associations and policy makers.

Note: This seminar will follow the recent publication of a themed issue of
Education 3-13, based on the Humanities. It is intended to prompt wider discussion on the issues raised in the articles. Sessions will over the current situation of the humanities in the primary schools in the four jurisdictions of the UK and the future of humanities, given that this area of the curriculum is seen to be increasingly marginalised.

Conference Poster (.pdf)

Booking Link

Health and Wellbeing Using Natural Places – Outdoor Experiential Learning

Plymouth University – Rolle Building
Autumn Term 2017 – date to be decided
Fee: £60

This event at Manchester Metropolitan University (Crewe Site) on 9th June, will be led by Dr Ruth Dann on the theme of “Building Research into Primary Schools”. The seminar will be based on research methods undertaken and findings from local primary schools. It will be of interest to practitioners wishing to engage in their own school-based research.

Main speakers and workshop leaders: Sue Waite and Rowena Passy (Plymouth University); Matt Berry and John Kelly (Chichester University); Nigel Green (Liverpool JMU); Ian Tindal (Anglia Ruskin University); Jane Acton (Nature Workshops) practitioners working with children… and others

Target Audience: teachers, outdoor activity providers, public health advisers, academics.
Note: Sue Waite has published articles in Education 3-13 on outdoor education and these are some of the most downloaded articles we have on record.

http://estore.plymouth.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/events-including-courses/plymouth-university/health-and-wellbeing-from-natural-places-for-schools-and-communities

Further details to follow

Previous successful Conferences and Events held and initiated by ASPE:

2016

Developing Research Models in Primary Schools – techniques and findings

Bredbury Hall and Country Club, Bredbury, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Friday 14 July – 9.15 am – 3.30 pm
Fee: £50

Main speakers and workshop leaders: Dr Linda Hammersley Fletcher – MMU;
Dr Ruth Dann – Institute of Education, UCL, with Research and Development Leaders working in participating primary schools.

Target Audience: School leaders and those involved in researching best practice in schools

Note: This local initiative involving the Empower Teaching School Alliance and local Stockport primary schools has been funded by ASPE.

Conference flyer (.pdf)

Booking form (.docx)

Building Research into Primary Schools

Manchester Metropolitan University
June 9 2016

This event at Manchester Metropolitan University (Crewe Site) on 9th June, will be led by Dr Ruth Dann on the theme of “Building Research into Primary Schools”. The seminar will be based on research methods undertaken and findings from local primary schools. It will be of interest to practitioners wishing to engage in their own school-based research.

For more information and details on how to book see the BRiPS conference flyer (pdf).

Poverty, Inequality and Educational Attainment: What difference does local collaboration make?

Keele Hall, Staffordshire
July 7 2016

This event will be led by Professor Farzana Shain and local headteachers, and is based on local research into school improvement in challenging Staffordshire primary schools. The topic will be: ‘Poverty, Inequality and Educational Attainment: What difference does local collaboration make?’Leading speakers will include Dr. Chrissie Rogers, from Aston University. Tristram Hunt, MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, has agreed to open the conference and will address the issues faced in raising attainment in inner city areas. Further speakers are to be confirmed.

Conference flyer (PDF)

Comprehension Connections

University of Nottingham
September 22 2016

This event will be led by Professor Gill Johnson on the theme of ‘Reading Comprehension’ – with leading keynote speakers, including Professor David Wray. Further speakers are to be confirmed.

Conference Programme (PDF)

Visit the University of Nottingham website to book your place today!
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/education/events/ite/primary-education.aspx

2015

Primary Assessment & Accountability

Radisson Blu, Durham
July 10 2015

Conference programme (PDF)
Download the report (PDF)

Creativity in the Primary Curriculum

Open University, London
June 19 2015

Explored both teaching creatively and teaching for creativity in the primary phase both within and beyond the classroom.

Download the report (PDF)

Teaching English, Language and Literacy in the Primary Curriculum

UCL Institute of Education, University College London, London
March 9 2015
Download the programme (PDF)
Download the poster (PDF)

2014

Teacher Education and the Primary Curriculum

University of Manchester
July 2 2014

This event explored the changing landscape of Teacher Education – University-School collaborations

Download the report (PDF)

Just Think!

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Spring 2014

ASPE has been involved in piloting a new style of conference, working closely with a group of thirty schools in Stevenage

Download the full report (PDF)

ASPE Seminar Series

England
Summer 2014

ASPE has made a major investment to support and develop a seminar series on aspects of the primary curriculum. The seminars will be led by major academics and will be held in locations around England over a two-year period starting in Summer 2014.

Download further information about the seminar series 2014/15 (PDF)

Annual National Conferences

The first annual conference in Leeds in 1988, had has its theme “Primary Education and the National Curriculum”. This occasion was naturally dominated by the national curriculum which still lay ahead, The speakers in this first conference included, Robin Alexander, Alan Blyth, Wynne Harlen, David Best, Rosemary Webb.