Recent Events

Beyond Levels / Learning First conference – Sheffield  

BeyondLevels-daisy-195x150The first conference of Beyond Levels, an initiative where schools work together and transform assessment to inform pedagogy. 

Lisa Pettifer, teacher at Nelson Thomlinson School, and Kate Sowter, Pathfinder Primary Coordinator at Archbishop Holgate’s School presented a slot on the College of Teaching. 

The event was held on 21st May 2016. More information can be found here


Institute of Ideas: Education Forum – Do teachers need a College of Teaching?EDUCATION-FORUM

A debate on The College of Teaching, Angela McFarlane made a case for autonomy and self-determination across a fragmented landscape.

The event was held in London on the 16th May 2016. Find more information on the areas of discussion here.


Westminster Education Forum: Future of the teaching profession in England – recruitment, workload, standards and professional development

A seminar that focused on key issues for the teaching profession in England, and those who rely on it, examining recruitment, workload and continuing professional development (CPD).

Delegates assessed options to address teacher shortages, particularly in rural and coastal regions, and in areas of severe deprivation and considered steps to attract more graduates into shortage subjects. 

Professor Angela McFarlane, CEO of the College of Teachers and College of Teaching Founding Trustee delivered a keynote addresses at this seminar, alongside David Weston, Chair, Teachers’ Professional Development Expert Group and Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust, Amanda Brown, Assistant General Secretary, NUT and Pete Henshaw, Editor, SecEd and Headteacher Update.

The event was held on 10th May 2016.


College of Teaching Regional Conference – Sheffield

The first regional conference of the College of Teaching, held in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University.D8Lf7bKU_400x400

The event brought together teachers, headteachers, Teaching Schools and Academy Trust representatives and system leaders from across the Sheffield and Yorkshire and Humber areas to discuss the College of Teaching and what it means to them.

Attendees heard from College of Teaching Trustees and key supporters including Claire Dockar, Teacher and Chair of the board of the College ,Victoria McDowell, Teacher and Vice Chair of the board of the College, Malcolm Wilson, Teacher and Founding Trustee of the College, alongside local teachers speaking about the aims of the College of Teaching.

The event was held at Sheffield Hallam University on 4th May 2016

 


Teacher Education Knowledge Mobilisation Summit: UNESCO Education 2030 Framework for Actionteacher unesco

A solutions focused event which aimed to work on solutions to the challenges of teacher quality, knowledge mobilisation, knowledge management, teacher education and evidence-informed practice that have been repeatedly identified in UNESCO and OECD reports over the last decade. 

College of Teaching Founding Trustee, Professor Angela McFarlane, was in attendance.  

The event was held in London on 21st April 2016.

 


iris-banner-logo-v1-183x147Shaping the Future of CPD – IRIS Connect

An event to discuss the impact of career long professional learning on recruitment and retention.

College of Teaching Founding Trustee, Professor Angela McFarlane spoke at the event, alongside David Weston, Chief Executive of Teacher Development Trust, and Andy Newell, Managing Director of IRIS Connect. 

The event was held in Cambridge on 12th April 2016.


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The ASE Annual Conference hosted over 400 CPD science education sessions which were presented by teachers, leading scientists, researchers and education organisations.

Founding Trustee’s Professor Angela McFarlane and Dame Kate Dethridge spoke at the conference on the burning issue of how we raise the professional standards of teachers.

The event was held at the NEC, Birmingham on 8th and 9th January 2016.


The Academies Show 

The Academies Show was the definitive one-stop show to hear and learn the latest developments and issues affecting your institution and the education sector as a whole. The show was free-to-attend comprising of a comprehensive exhibitor list housed within four targeted zones and an information-packed conference and seminar agenda.

Professor Angela McFarlane spoke on behalf the College, discussing ways to advance the status of the teaching profession through the College of Teaching.

The event was held at the NEC, Birmingham on 25th November 2015.


Excellence in Education Lectures: ‘The Perceived Benefits of a College of Teaching’

The University of Warwick’s Excellence in Education Lectures was a series of free lectures which gave attendees the opportunity to hear about current issues in the field of education from a variety of experts and guest speakers.

Professor Angela McFarlane spoke on behalf of the College and explored the perceived benefits of a College of Teaching.

The event took place at the University of Warwick.


Politics in Education Summit

The Politics in Education Summit provided a timely and neutral platform for education stakeholders to debate the impact of political ideologies and governance institutions on the content, form and functioning of schooling.  The Summit questioned whether changes to the governance processes might facilitate better decision making and policy implementation, and explored what controls and safeguards are in place to ensure that educational policies and resulting reforms are based on evidence rather than changing political ideologies.  Professor Angela McFarlane, CEO of the College of Teachers, spoke on behalf of Claim Your College.

The event was held at The Royal Society in London on 2nd November 2015.


UKFEchat National Conference

The UKFEchat National Conference was a day of pedagogical discussion, an exchange of practical teaching ideas, as well as debate on wider FE themes, with opportunity for everyone who attended to get involved.  The attendees were presented with new ideas to consider as well as practical tools to use in their classroom, workshop, salon or studio.  Professor Angela McFarlane, CEO of the College of Teachers, spoke on behalf of Claim Your College.

The event was held in the Hallam Conference Centre in London on 24th October 2015.


Creating possibilities in the school-led system

This conference gave attendees, mainly school leaders, a unique opportunity to engage and connect policy makers with policy deliverers, share best practice and innovation, build networks and inspire, encourage and challenge others while understanding the role of system leaders.  David Weston, CEO of the Teacher Development Trust, spoke on behalf of Claim Your College.

The event was held at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on 20th October 2015.


Inside Government: Raising the standard of the teaching workforce through effective professional development

This forum offered delegates a very timely opportunity to hear about government strategies for how the UK teaching profession can become a beacon of excellence for teaching practice.  Angela McFarlane, CEO of the College of Teachers, spoke on behalf of Claim Your College.

The event was held at The Caledonian Club in London on 15th October 2015.


Changes in the learning support landscape, in association with Cairneagle

A seminar for companies supporting teaching and learning across the school sector. Benefits of attending the seminar included discovering strategies being adopted by by companies adjusting to changes in the learning support landscape, knowing how to respond to models of blended and online learning and being able to learn from industry specialists.  David Weston, CEO of the Teacher Development Trust, spoke on behalf of Claim Your College.

The event was held in central London on 15th October 2015.


A ‘Royal’ College of Teaching: what difference could it make?  Bolton

The College of Teachers, in association with The Prince’s Teaching Institute and Bolton School, held another consultation event, within the series entitled:  A ‘Royal’ College of Teaching: What difference could it make.

The event was held at Bolton School in Bolton on 21st September 2015.


College of Teaching seminar

We asked teachers to join us to debate the College of Teaching, looking specifically at whether we should seek government assistance on behalf of the new organisation and if so, what kind of assistance it should be.

The seminar took place on Saturday, 17 January 2015 at Waverley School, Birmingham.


A ‘Royal’ College of Teaching: what difference could it make? – York

The College of Teachers, in association with The Prince’s Teaching Institute, held another consultation event, within the series entitled:  A ‘Royal’ College of Teaching: What difference could it make.

The event was held at the National Science Learning Centre within the University of York on 20th November 2014.

Chief Executive and Registrar at the College of Teachers, Professor Angela McFarlane, chaired the event with John Tomsett, Headteacher at Huntingdon School; Al Moon, Vice Principal at David Young Community Academy and Deborah Seddon, Head of Policy and Standards at Engineering Council speaking.


A ‘Royal’ College of Teaching: what difference could it make? – London

The College of Teachers, in association with The Prince’s Teaching Institute, held another consultation event, within the series entitled:  A ‘Royal’ College of Teaching: What difference could it make.

The event was held at Gresham College in Barnard’s Hall in Holborn on 17th November 2014.

Chief Executive and Registrar at the College of Teachers, Professor Angela McFarlane, chaired the event with Jon Coles, Chief Executive at United Learning; Professor Sir John Holman, FRSC, Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department, University of York, and Eugene Dapper, Progress Leader for Year 10 at Kingsford Community School speaking.


A ‘Royal’ College of Teaching: what difference could it make? – Bristol

This was the first of a series of consultation events designed to widen the debate on the potential development of a ‘Royal’ College of Teaching.  This event gave attendees the opportunity to not only debate the issues, but importantly, help inform the next steps in the formation of such a body

The event was held at the Graduate School of Education within the University of Bristol on 6th November 2014.

Professor Derek Bell chaired the event and Sir David Carter, Regional Schools Commissioner South West England; Professor Jonathan Shepherd, FRCS, University of Cardiff; Charlotte Leslie MP, Bristol North-West and Matthew Butler, Head of Oasis Brightstowe School speaking.