Primary and Early Years Research Conference

28th Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Wrightington Hotel & Country Club, Wigan

Join the debate on the controversial Cambridge Primary Review and help inform the future of education during a free conference organised by Edge Hill University.

The Primary and Early Years Research Conference, Shaping the Future, on Monday 28th February, gives delegates a unique opportunity to engage in professional discussion around the review, which is the most comprehensive enquiry into English primary education for 40 years.

Keynote speakers on the day include Robin Alexander, Director of the Cambridge Primary Review, Fellow of Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge and Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Warwick. He has served on government advisory bodies and national enquiries in the UK. His research and writing since the 1980s has covered policy, pedagogy, classroom interaction, curriculum, evaluation, cultural studies, teacher education and, most notably, primary education.

National leader of the Cambridge Primary Review Network, Alison Peacock, will also be speaking on the day. She is headteacher of Wroxham Primary School in Potters Bar and her school has a national and international reputation for work on pupil voice. Last year it was awarded funding as a ‘School of Creativity’.

To reserve a free place at the conference, which takes place at Wrightington Hotel and Country Club, email teach@edgehill.ac.uk or call 01695 584790.