Teacher Appraisal Conference: Key Driver of Student Outcomes – A Global Perspective
19th September 2014 London: Hyatt Regency, The Churchill, 30 Portman Square W1H 7BH
From education research it is clear that an education system is only as good as its teachers. Having an effective teacher appraisal system that both supports and holds to account teachers in their performance is a key element of having highly performing teachers who maximise students’ outcomes.
Given Educate’s 12 years of experience working with schools in delivering effective teacher appraisal and now training over 5,000 school leaders each year, we are delighted to be convening a conference to share our experience and lessons from the UK to assist other countries in delivering effective teacher appraisal. As well as examples from the UK, we are excited to welcome a number of high profile speakers from across the globe to share their own experiences of teacher appraisal including from USA and Hong Kong.
Having worked in a variety of education contexts over the past few years, in particular in Africa and Asia, I have seen first-hand the need and impact of effective teacher appraisal systems and hope that this conference will make a significant contribution to highlighting the importance and key characteristics of effective teacher appraisal in maximising student outcomes.
The conference will be chaired by Jim O’Neill, a former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and coined the term ‘BRICS’ economies. He is currently the Honorary Chair of Economics at Manchester University, a Visiting Research Fellow at the international economic think tank, Bruegel, and on the economic advisory board to the IFC. Jim is also on the board for a number of education organisations including Teach for All and Sutton Trust and in September 2013 he became a Non-Executive Director of the UK Government’s Department for Education.
Registration is open through our shop and early bird prices are available until the end of May. Follow us on Twitter @EducateServices to keep up-to-date as new speakers are announced over the coming month.