General view of University of Cumbria Lancaster campus gateway building. Pic: Lee Boswell 30/7/13

We will add memories and resources as you email them over

We are incredibly grateful to our generous host, the University of Cumbria and sponsors Frog Education , Rising Stars and Learning Performance.


Videos of the first three keynote speakers of the day:

Mary Myatt @MaryMyatt

Jackie Ward @jordyjax


Jackie mentioned her huge respect for Chris Chivers. Here is Chris’ blog on SEND:

Practical SEN(D)

Inclusion is just doing your job The 2014 SEN framework SEN changes for 2014 Top Tips for Inclusion SEND 2014; possible class teacher Crib sheet. When is SEND? Individual needs Individual needs;…


Prof Colin Richards @colinsparkbrig


Speakers’ slides:

Prof Colin Richards PPT Notes What do we mean by principled assessment practice?

Melissa Relph & Abby Deeks – English Department of West Lakes Academy. Pearson’s 2015 Award winners for Outstanding School Team of the Year. Life After, Beyond and Without Levels in English or What’s Changed Actually?

Prof Pete BoydHow does teacher inquiry contribute to new knowledge and practice in AfL?

Sarah Walmsley & David Birtles. DHT & AHT,  Alder Grange Secondary School – Where children do not respond to differentiation and do not make adequate progress, there is a need for the school to do something additional or different – AG+ our additional and different!

Kirsty Cooper & Mike Ollerton, Headteacher & Governor, Grayrigg School – Developing mathematical thinking through challenges and journal writing in KS2

Grayrigg CE School – Start Small, Think Big

Some of you may call me a geek but I had a wonderful time at the weekend – not because it was the weekend but because I spent Saturday with the whole staff team at a conference in Lancaster. The conference was Beyond Levels – and these events have taken place all over the UK.


Having fun with recording our maths. –

Today Years 5 and 6 have been exploring different ways of recording their maths inspired by a workshop run by the staff at Grayrigg Primary School at the ‘Learning First Conference’ at the University of Cumbria. The children really enjoyed the freedom to try out different strategies to carry out a challenge together and record their learning for their maths files.

Sarah Earle, Senior Lecturer, Institute for Education, Bath Spa University – Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS)

Ben Fuller, President, Association for Achievement and Improvement through Assessment 


#storify kindly provided by Steve Marshall @Stevethedoc1