Endeavour Learning Teaching School Alliance

Teaching and Learning Spring Conference 2019

Evidence Informed CPD to Deliver Quality First Teaching

Monday 4th March 2019

9.00am to 3.00pm

Leyland Golf Club
Wigan Road, 
PR25 5UD

£75 for ELTSA members
£95 for Non-members

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Amjad Ali is a Teacher, Trainer, TEDx speaker and Senior Leader. He has spent his teaching career working in challenging, diverse schools. He is a qualified, practising SENCO, Amjad is also an Advanced Skills Teacher in Teaching and Learning. He has worked with all sectors in education and with trainee teachers to Head Teachers, delivering training on a range of topics across the United Kingdom and world. 

Amjad is ambitious and committed to making a difference to the education system by inspiring changes. He is a current teacher, who tweets and tweaks his practice to help others improve theirs. Which in turn helps him and his students too. For Amjad, education is about ensuring wherever you come from, whatever your parents do or not do, does not impact on a students' potential of success. Whatever success means to that young person, it should be found and celebrated.

Amjad will be delivering a keynote on the importance of quality first teaching and being evidence informed. He then will lead a workshop on low effort, high impact strategies.






Leon Walker is Deputy Headteacher at Meols Cop High School in Southport.

After graduating in Biochemistry with Management from Imperial College he took his PGCE at Manchester University and embarked on his teaching career as NQT in Science in 2001. He developed a keen interest in assessment and an evidence based approach to school improvement. 

Leon moved to Meols Cop in Easter 2014 where he is currently leading the Research School and facilitating the national trial into assessment and marking in English, FLASH Marking. Meols Cop was recently designated as a research school in September 2017. 



Leon will lead a session on how to develop evidence-informed CPD in order to improve T&L and students outcomes.

MCHS Research School





Paul Rowlandson is Lead Teacher at Trinity Academy Halifax.

Paul has been teaching Mathematics for ten years, fulfilling roles as a Lead Teacher, Assistant Principal and Specialist Leader of Education.

During his time on senior leadership he took part in two international exchange programmes, visiting Shanghai and Tokyo to seek inspiration from leading jurisdictions and share new ideas with colleagues. After completing a Masters Degree in Education, Paul is now part way through a part-time doctorate and is interested in how different planning decisions can affect how well students remember what they learn.  



During this session, Paul will explore the impact of spacing and interleaving on long-term memory. The key findings from the research articles will be presented in gameshow format, with prizes available for the winning contestant!







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