National Assessment Conference 2017

Stop Press: Rt Hon David Laws confirmed as keynote speaker

The National Assessment Conference is where school leaders and classroom teachers can go for practical, take-away assessment advice.

Our 5th National Assessment Conference will be held in London on Friday 3 March 2017.  It will provide best practice workshops on a range of issues, including how to effectively identify coasting students, how schools can use standardised assessments to support the new performance measures at both primary and secondary level, and assessment techniques to identify ‘hard to spot’ children who may not be achieving their full potential for a variety of reasons.

We are delighted to announce the Rt Hon David Laws, Executive Chairman, Education Policy Institute as our keynote speaker.

David joined the EPI as Executive Chairman in September 2015. Between 2010 and 2015, David served in the Coalition Government as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Schools Minister, and Cabinet Office Minister. Whilst Schools Minister he was responsible for policy areas including all capital and revenue funding, the Pupil Premium, accountability and policy on teachers and leadership. 

David was Member of Parliament for Yeovil from 2001 until 2015.

Our speakers will include Lorraine Petersen (independent consultant and former Chief Executive of nasen), Jonathan Bishop (Headteacher, Broadclyst Primary School), Paul Foxton (Assistant Headteacher, Ashlawn School) and Lee Pace (Deputy Headteacher, James Bateman Junior School). See our speaker biographies here.

Who should attend?

  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Headteachers, deputy headteachers, senior leaders
  • Assessment co-ordinators
  • Data managers
  • Subject co-ordinators/heads of department (English and Maths)


Why attend?

  • Take away practical strategies for current assessment challenges
  • Learn about assessment best practice through practitioner case studies
  • Network and share experiences with other school leaders



Early bird rate of £199 + VAT until Friday 31 January 2017 (RRP £299 + VAT)