Date of release: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fussey SeacoleNational issues in teaching such as assessment, workloads and teacher wellbeing are on the agenda in a prestigious conference being hosted by the University of Greenwich.

The university's Faculty of Education & Health is staging the #LearningFirst Greenwich Assessment conference on Saturday 30 September. Part of a national series, the conference will be addressing how schools can achieve principled assessment practice whilst protecting workload and wellbeing.

The impressive line-up of speakers includes Professor Dame Alison Peacock, CEO Chartered College of Teaching; Sean Harford, National Director for Schools, Ofsted; Mary Myatt, author of High Challenge, Low Threat and Hopeful Schools; David Weston, CEO of the Teacher Development Trust; Clare Seal, a Primary Headteacher in Bethnal Green; Dr Tim O'Brien, Visiting Fellow in Psychology and Human Development at UCL, and representatives from the Department for Education.

Jointly organised by Beyond Levels, the conference is especially aimed at those teaching in early years, primary and secondary education. There will also be a range of workshops throughout the day.

Michael Green, the university's Head of Strategic Partnerships Education, within the Faculty of Education & Health, says: "This is an important partnership event, focussing on key national issues in education which are relevant to all our partners. This conference provides a great opportunity to hear from national and local speakers and to share practice. It is an honour for Greenwich to be hosts."

For more details on the #LearningFirst Greenwich Assessment conference: http://beyondlevels.website/learningfirst-greenwich/

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For more on studying in the university's Faculty of Education & Health: http://www.gre.ac.uk/eduhea/study

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