UCET Annual Conference 2018: 6th & 7th November

06/11/2018 - 07/11/2018

The 2018 UCET Annual Conference was held in Stratford-upon-Avon, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on the 6-7th November.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Dr Clare Brooks, University College London (Institute of Education)
  • Professor David James, Cardiff University & Chair of the REF sub-education panel
  • Cathleen Kral, Advisor to the Boston & Manhattan Public School literacy programmes
  • Andrew Warren, Teaching Schools Council
  • Ian Mearns, MP & member of the parliamentary education select committee

A selection of the keynote and workshop presentations is available to download below, as well as a collage of photographs from the conference. Please note that the keynote addresses are in video format. These may take time to download and view, depending upon your browser and the speed of your Internet connection.

UCET Annual Conference 2018: Programme of Workshops

UCET Annual Conference 2018_collage of photos


Keynote Addresses:

Clare Brooks: Understanding Quality at Scale in Initial Teacher Education

Cathleen Kraal: Reading is Thinking

Cathleen Kral: Reading is Thinking (PowerPoint slides)

David James: What’s the good of the REF?: an inside-outsider perspective

DavidJames: What’s the good of the REF (PowerPoint slides)

Ian Mearns, MP: Chair of the Education Select Committee and Chair of the APPG

Andrew Warren: Every Child in a Great School


Filming by MCL Create and video editing by ONVU Learning: https://www.onvulearning.com/



Workshop Presentations

A4 Mentor assessment identity reliability and consistency in the assessment of trainee teachers

A7 Teacher education and the HE sector a policy overview

B3 SCITT based undergraduate QTS programme at Two Mile Ash

B8 Teacher recruitment and retention in Lagos, Nigeria

B10 Early Years Education within the Scottish Context

C3 Teacher education reform in Ghana

C4 Boundaried flexibility – Setting the culture for supporting the mental health and wellbeing for our newest teachers and trainees

C7 Building research-informed teacher education communities

C10 Apprenticeships in school, the art of the possible and impossible

D1 Lessons learned from inspections – Recruitment and selection. The new Ofsted framework

D3 Moving your career forwaed – one step at a time

D5 An HEI and schools collaborative research group, the principles and practicalities of one journey

D10 Skills Builder – A rigorous approach to building essential skills








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