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Sustainability; the student as consumer; formative assessment

SRHE International Research and Researchers’ Network
Friday 9th September 2011

12.00- 4.00pm

SRHE OFFICES, Central London. UK

Strangers in a strange land? Students’ experiences of the internationalisation of higher education through overseas study
Subject: FW: National Sustainable Schools Conference 2011 – Let’s get Creative!
Lord Hill, Minster for Schools, has stated that “The Government recognises the importance of sustainability to all of us, but particularly for children.”
Visit for further information on the workshop presenters and about the day!
This annual regional and online conference is a great way to learn together, with other teachers and students, on how to save money (up to 80% saved by one workshop presenter), help students to engage with their work better (creative ways to enthuse), improve grades and develop new ideas generated with and for your school. The theme this year is Let’s get creative!, and you can join in regionally and online from October 2011.
The first event is 21st October 2011 at ZSL London Zoo with date soon to be confirmed for early November in Leicester – all workshops and presentations shall be captured and placed online with unique online workshops, presentations and spaces to share knowledge available too.
Teachers Early Bird rate £150 and students only £30! Teachers are invited to bring students along to co-learn how to drive sustainability into your school! Bring your Eco Team students or school council members to help drive change!
Student teachers only £50 for events and £35 for the Online Conference. Please contact SEEd for more information.
Come and join us to meet people who have got creative with sustainability in their schools and/or communities. We all understand that we must live and think more sustainably, but schools play a pivotal role in leading this thinking and delivery. So join in and find out how others have taken the first steps and hear from those who
are well on their journey!
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If you have any queries, feel free to contact me on 020 7420 4446 or
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Kind regards,
Michael Cutts
Michael Cutts
SEEd Projects Manager
020 7420 4446
07525 264 540

The National Sustainable Schools Conference is happening at London Zoo – join us on the 21st October for practical advice on saving money in your school and engaging your students in exciting projects!! Nine workshops on offer and presentations from experts in the field! Find out more at
Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar The student as a consumer? The next steps for student experience and quality assurance in universities with:

Bev Thomas
Deputy Director, HE Access and Quality,
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Anthony McClaran
Chief Executive, Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

Professor Janet Beer
Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University and Chair, Higher Education Public Information Steering Group

Liam Burns
President, National Union of Students
Morning, Tuesday, 13th September 2011
Central London

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Embedding formative assessment with teacher learning communities.
This one day conference on 28 September, led by Professor Dylan Wiliam, might be of interest to you and your students in the Department of Teacher Education.

Implemented properly, formative assessment can have an extraordinary impact on student achievement, but too often, the implementation is patchy, or focused on the use of assessment to track students’ progress rather than improve learning. At this conference, participants will learn:

  • What kinds of formative assessment have the biggest impact on student achievement
  • Practical techniques for establishing effective formative assessment in every classroom
  • How formative assessment can be sustained and developed through the use of teacher learning communities

Who is the conference for?
The conference would be suitable for any teachers with an interest in developing their understanding of formative assessment. It would be particularly suitable for school leaders and middle-management looking to implement formative assessment principles and practice throughout their school, as well as those with an interest in developing teacher learning communities.
Click here for full details and to register online today.
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Learn more about the Cambridge Assessment Network and the Cambridge Assessment group.