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Conferences & Events 2016

A research conference for London schools – part sponsored by ASPE 2019

Friday 5th July 2019 at City Hall, London

Hosted by the Mayor of London

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.

Conference flyer

Developing Research Models in Primary Schools – techniques and findings

Successful Conferences and Events held and initiated by ASPE - 2016

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!

Primary Assessment & Accountability

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)

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

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)