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Wide-range of educationalists to speak at researchED conference

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Wednesday 12 February 2020

Leaders in education are looking forward to Guernsey's first ever researchED and are delighted with the range of speakers already confirmed to be at the event.

ResearchED is a global movement of educational profession-led conferences which aims to bridge the gap between research and practice in education. Conferences are run all over the world where researchers, teachers, and policy makers come together for a day of information sharing, profession-led discussion and debate.

Oliver Caviglioli will speak at the event. Oliver is a former special school head teacher and son of an architect, and has put these two influences together in promoting the practice of dual coding in education. Oliver visualises concepts, processes and policies using a variety of formats: graphic organisers, napkin sketches, sketch notes and general graphic principles, all of which are covered in his presentation. More recently, he has enjoyed working closely with teacher authors in illustrating their books.

Also speaking is Professor Becky Allen, who has spent the past 15 years researching and writing about schools. Former Professor of Education at UCL Institute of Education and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Becky's research explores the impact of government reforms on school behaviour, with a particular focus on accountability and teacher labour markets.

Tracey McClean, Head of the Institute of Health and Social Care said:

'Hosting a researchED conference provides an excellent opportunity to offer high value evidence-based CPD for staff, as well as raising the profile of education in Guernsey by encouraging more teachers to consider the Bailiwick as a potential location to work.'

Other speakers at the event will include:

The importance of continual learning and development is essential in ensuring students of all ages receive the highest quality educational experience. Research continues to be a key part of professional development and this event will enable colleagues across Guernsey, Alderney and further afield to come together and share research about wide-ranging aspects of education covering all phases. Many colleagues conduct their own evidence-based research and will have the opportunity to apply to share their work at this event.

Working in partnership with the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture and officers representing all phases from Early Years to Further and Higher Education, Tim Walters, Head teacher of Vauvert School; Liz Coffey, Executive Headteacher of Lisia School; Clare Sealey, Head of Curriculum and Standards; Louise Misselke, Principal of the College of Further Education; Ruth Sharp, Lead Education Officer - Early Years and Tracey McClean, Head of the Institute of Health and Social Care are delighted to be organising this exciting opportunity for all colleagues and anyone with an interest in education.

Louise Misselke, Principal of the College of Further Education said:

'The list of speakers confirmed for the event continues to grow. Speakers are not paid to speak at any researchED events but their travel and accommodation costs are covered. In order to attract as many leading experts as possible, we are keen to hear from anyone who might be interested in sponsoring aspects of the conference. Attracting renowned educationalists will also encourage people to come to Guernsey to attend the conference.'

Organisations interested in sponsoring this event should contact Louise Misselke at for more information.

The conference will be held between 9am-4.30pm on Saturday 18 April 2020 at Les Beaucamps High School. To purchase tickets for the event please go to:

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