Final programme announced for IEE Innovation Evaluation conference

Posted on 8 November 2018

The finalised programme for the IEE’s first Innovation Evaluation conference, Improving outcomes for change: how do we know we’re succeeding? is now available.

Download the programme here.

The event, which takes place on Friday 23 November, at the University of York, will look at ways of developing, and evaluating, innovations and change projects in schools. Over the past two years, the IEE has awarded Research Schools Network Innovation Evaluation Grants to fund 30 pilot evaluations of innovations in teaching and learning approaches to improve the attainment of pupils. The conference will provide delegates with information about how these IEE innovation evaluation projects have been run, as well as more general information about running small-scale evaluations.

The conference will include workshops from six of the IEE innovation evaluation projects. These workshops offer the opportunity for delegates to find out more about the issues that schools have developed innovations to address, the challenges and successes of running an innovation evaluation project, as well as some initial findings.

The conference will also feature three keynote talks from teachers at different stages in innovating, evaluating and scaling up projects:

John Coats, director of school improvement at Notre Dame High School in Sheffield. Notre Dame High School was awarded three IEE Innovation Grants to carry out evaluations of Audio feedback, Comparative Judgement and Mastery English. John will be speaking about his experience of running IEE Innovation Grant projects, the benefits and challenges of carrying out an evaluation in school, and the lessons learned.

James Siddle, head teacher at St Margaret’s CE Primary School and director of Kyra Research School will speak about developing the Digital Feedback in Primary Maths innovation and his experience of being able to take this innovation further, scaling up to a larger trial.

The afternoon will feature a presentation by Leon Walker, deputy head teacher at Meols Cop High School and research coordinator for Meols Cop Research School, and Sarah Cunliffe, English subject lead at Meols Cop High School and FLASH Marking lead. Leon will discuss the wider potential of small-scale evaluation projects run by schools, and his involvement with the scale-up and evaluation of Flash Marking which is being led by Meols Cop High School.

For more information, and to book a place, visit the conference webpage.