So, we began the @BeyondLevels #LearningFirst Farewell tour with a return visit to Christ Church Canterbury, hosted by the very wonderful Kerry Jordan-Daus and her team.

It was a great day of positivity and learning! We are grateful to all of the speakers for being so generous with their time and the sharing of their experience and expertise. Delegates gained so much from the day!

I will use this page to share as many of the resources from the day as I can. The Tweets from the day are at the bottom of this page.


Professor Sonia BlandfordBorn to Fail

100 Million minutes reading challenge, 1st – 9th March.  Participation and all resources are free for all early years, schools and colleges with £10,000 in prizes



Professor Teresa CreminFor the love of reading!

Finding and Sharing Pleasure in Reading, Teresa Cremin, the Open University, @TeresaCremin

Teresa’s research- informed free RfP website, which holds 4 PowerPoints for staff meetings (each month another is added on the key themes,) is at:

The site also offers self-review docs, handouts for staff meetings, Teachers’ Examples of Practice, Top Text Recommendations, interviews with teachers and RfP conferences. Do sign up to the monthly newsletter.


Jen Reynolds – Using Comparative Judgement to Inform Planning for the Teaching of Writing and Support Teacher Assessment


Jen ShearmanMedway Leaders’ Action Research Project: Teacher Researchers

LEADING SUCCESS IN MEDWAY Part I – Leading innovations and interventions in Medway schools

LEADING SUCCESS IN MEDWAY Part II– Leading through a deep understanding of learners in Medway schools


Jen ShearmanMaths Hub Mastery


Dr Claire Tyson – Complexity Theory As A Tool To Measure ‘Whole Education’ Principles And Practice



Professor Berry Billingsley – Encouraging young people to ask the ‘big questions’ of science and religion

#learningfirst conference 27/1/2018

On the 27th of April 2018 Professor Berry Billingsley the lead researcher of the LASAR project delivered a speech at the #learningfirst conference at Canterbury Christ Church University. In addition two members of the LASAR team ran a workshop for delegates. Both of these were well received.


Lydia Cuddy-Gibbs – Teamwork, accuracy and quality – taking early years assessment beyond levels 

Do you remember the day I made a bridge in the garden?

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