Hallam Festival of Education
A brand new Festival comes to Sheffield
Engage in meaningful debates about the exciting, challenging and impactful things happening in education for the good of all young people in the region.
ASE is delighted to be partnering with Sheffield Hallam University in this brand new festival. Highlights include our Chief Executive, Shaun Reason, onstage in a live debate and at our drop-in in the STEM area: "How ASE supports you to make your science department a great one"
There will be a range of activities and displays to support you in your role as a science educator or leader and some of ASE’s experts will be on hand throughout the festival to help. The Festival covers all aspects of Education with a remarkable gathering of speakers (see below).
Attendance is very affordable and a specially discouted ticket is now on offer for Trainee teachers, NQTs and RQTs at £10 for two days.
Themes covered in the ASE room:
- What the ASE can do for senior leaders. This is an opportunity to informally speak to Shaun Reason (Chief Executive of ASE) about strengthening science in your school and about how ASE can support. Shaun will be available from mid-morning on Friday and other ASE staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout the Festival.
- ASE’s renowned publications.
- Professional development with ASE. Find out more about the formal and informal events that contribute to the professional learning of all teachers of science and technicians.
- Supporting retention of science teachers. The ASE approach to retaining teachers who are reconsidering their career in teaching has recently stimulated much interest in government and in the science education community.
- Supporting subject leadership of science. The ASE provides guidance and support for science leadership in all sectors, and may lead to professional registration (CSciTeach, R Sci and RSciTech).
- Developing the science curriculum. The learned societies are developing a curriculum structure in preparation for the next round of national curriculum development. Discuss with working group members proposals for how the science curriculum should evolve.
- Assessment in science. Our latest resources and workshop build on our effective assessment of science attainment model (PLAN) in primary schools that promotes effective transition and progression in secondary science.
- Good Practical Science – Making it happen. Our current project (supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation) to support schools in developing their practical science curriculum has completed the first phase. Talk to team members and try out some of the workshop activities that are soon to be published.
- Language of Mathematics in Science. This project has had a significant impact on the assessment of mathematical skills in GCSE science. Talk to members of the project team and discuss opportunities for departmental support.
Other attractions and themes in the STEM area at the festival include:
- Primary and secondary careers in STEM teaching.
- World Educational Robot Contest.
- Practical work and technicians Supported by Gratnells.
- Public Understanding of Science.
- Kids Lab at BASF opening in Doncaster.
Speakers from across the world of education:
- The Rt. Hon. Baroness Estelle Morris (former Secretary of State for Education).
- Tracy Brabin MP (Shadow Early Years Minister).
- The Rt. Hon. Lord David Blunkett (former Secretary of State for Education).
- Anne Longfield OBE (Children's Commissioner for England).
- The Rt. Hon. David Laws (former Minister for Schools).
- Sir Tim Brighouse (led the London Challenge).
- Amatey Doku (NUS).
- Dame Alison Peacock (Chartered College of Teaching).
- Ann Mroz (TES).
The main festival website is here.