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Ofsted Shares Guidance on Raising Standards Through Evidence-Informed Teaching

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According to the Institute of Teaching not enough schools are engaging with evidence-informed teaching even though it can enhance teaching and learning, provide cost-saving avenues to professional development and innovative solutions to reduce teacher workloads.

With this in mind, everyone is invited to hear an update from Ofsted on how effective evidence-informed practices can be adopted to improve teaching and everyday school life on 9th May in Central London.

An excellent opportunity to examine how research could inform the 2019 Inspection Framework, this interactive forum will also showcase best practice for improving access to and engagement with research in schools. In addition, outline how practical uses of findings can be made to enhance teaching standards and attainment.


Morning keynote: Exploring current updates to evidence-informed teaching – Professor Daniel Muijs, Head of Research (Ofsted)

  • Creating a holistic approach to evidence informed teaching and encouraging the education sector to embrace research to improve teaching
  • Discussing how research is helping Ofsted to develop its 2019 Inspection Framework and promoting why a research backed inspection framework is so important
  • Exploring how Ofsted is using an extensive research model and utilising collaboration with research teams to ensure the validity of educational research
  • Sharing guidance on how schools can effectively implement evidence informed practices into everyday school life and discussing how to translate existing research into practical teaching methods
  • Examining current research projects undertaken by Ofsted, including projects concerned with managing behaviours and curriculum changes

Other confirmed speakers

  • Special Keynote: Encouraging teacher engagement with research to improve teaching standards
    – Mike Coldwell, Head of Centre for Development and Research in Education (Sheffield Hallam University), Co-author of Evidence-informed teaching: An evaluation of progress in England Research Report July 2017 commissioned by DfE
  • Case study: Bridging the research-practice divide – Dr David Godfrey, Lecturer in Education Leadership and Management (UCL Institute of Education)
  • Case study: Exploring how research can impact teaching –  Andy Samways, Director of Research School and Teaching School (Samuel Ward Academy Trust Research School)
  • Afternoon keynote: Translating research into practical strategies to improve teacher pedagogy – Lisa-Maria Muller, Director of Education and Research (Chartered College of Teaching)
  • Special keynote: Closing the attainment gap through evidence – Informed teaching – Julie Nelson, Senior Research Manager (National Foundation for Educational Research)
  • Case study: Developing effective evidence-backed professional development programmes to raise teaching standards – Dr Bronwen Maxwell, Head of Commissioned Research and Deputy Head of Centre for Research and Knowledge Exchange (Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Case study: Delivering evidence-informed metacognitive learning strategies in the classroom to raise pupil attainment – Phil Naylor, Assistant Director (Blackpool Research School)

View the full CPD agenda here.

Places at this conference are limited to facilitate active discussion between speakers and delegates. Early booking advised.

If you require further information or assistance with registration, please do not hesitate to contact me via email enquiries@insidegovernment.co.uk or call 0203 770 6580.


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