Talks and Presentations


Bryanston Education Summit†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7 June 2017

How can teachers learn to be better teachers (PPT 3.4mb)


Schools North East Summit††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 13 Oct 2016

Primary Assessment and Accountability (ppt 3.5MB)


researchED 2016†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10 Sept 2016

Assessment: What every teacher needs to know (ppt)


Standard Setting in the Nordic Countries, Oslo 22 Sept 2015

Maintaining, adjusting and generalizing standards and cut-scores (ppt)


researchED 2015†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5 Sept 2015

How do we know what works? (ppt)


Schools North East Progress 8†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 21 Apr 2015

Progress 8: Accountability, assessment and learning


ASCL 2025†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20 Mar 2015

From Evidence to Great Teaching


researchED Research Leads Networking meeting †††††††††††††† 13 Dec 2014

Reality Check

What makes great teaching


What makes great teaching?†††††††††† Sutton Trust / Gates Teacher Summit, Washington DC, 3 Nov 2014


What Makes Great Teaching? Review of the underpinning research, by Robert Coe, Cesare Aloisi, Steve Higgins and Lee Elliot Major


Can research make you a better teacher?†††††††† ResearchEd 6 Sept 2014, London

Can research make you a better teacher.pptx

Video of this talk


Accountability and Assessment Reform Capita Workshop 15 July 2014, Manchester

Accountability Measures and School League Tables (ppt)


Edge Hill University: 6th Annual Education Conference, 9 July 2014, Ormskirk

Improving Education:A triumph of hope over experience (ppt)


Closing the Gap in North Yorkshire††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† 27 June 2014, Harrogate

Closing the gap: Evidence-based use of the pupil premium (ppt)


Durham Leadership Conference†††††††††††††††††††††††† 26 June 2014, Durham

Challenges of Leadership (ppt)

Evidence-Based use of the Pupil Premium (ppt)


Sunday Times/Wellington Festival of Education†††††††††††††††††† 20 June 2014, Wellington College

Reclaiming professionalism: Improving teaching (ppt)


Inspiring Leadership: CfBT / ASCL / NAHT††††††††††††††††† 12 June 2014, Birmingham

Beyond the teaching and learning toolkit - putting evidence to work (ppt) (with James Richardson)


Northern Rocks                                  †††††††††††    7 June 2014, Leeds

Reclaiming our profession: Getting Teaching Better (ppt) and video


ASCL Annual Conference††††††††††††††† 21 March 2014, Birmingham

Evidence Informing Practice (ppt)


Teach First / Teacher Development Trust Event on Lesson Observation, 13 Jan 2014, London

Lesson Observation: Itís harder than you think (ppt)with†† videoand†† related blog


Association of Colleges Keynote                                     19 Nov 2013, Birmingham

Ofsted: Part of the problem or part of the solution? (ppt)


ResearchEd2013                                              7 Sept 2013, Dulwich College.

Practice and research in education: How can we make both better, and better aligned? (PowerPoint slides)

Video of this talk (and others at ResearchEd2013)

Debate on Effect Size (ppt)


Inaugural Lecture                                                        18 June 2013, Durham

Improving Education: A triumph of hope over experience (PowerPoint slides)

Video of the lecture (37 mins)

Essay / text version (pdf)


Capita Conference: Implementing the Pupil Premium                          8.7.13

Research-Led Approaches to Increasing Pupil Learning (ppt)


Assessment Tomorrow Conference           Edinburgh, 22nd November 2012

Assessment Tomorrow (ppt)


Ofqual: A New Look at Standards                                                13 Oct 2011

Do rises in GCSE and A level grades reflect genuine increases in attainment?


SCORE Conference                                                                     11 Feb 2011

Grading severity In science assessment