Global audience for first virtual Cambridge Schools Conference

Assessment for Learning in a a changed world

Hundreds of delegates took part in the first virtual Cambridge Schools Conference, with nearly two out of three attending for the first time.

The popular November Cambridge Schools Conference was held online this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Historically, senior school leaders have made up a large percentage of delegates at Cambridge Schools Conferences, however this time the new accessible and innovative online format of the conference encouraged a higher number of attendances from schoolteachers.

The conference consisted of a number of webinars, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions, which all explored the theme of ‘assessment for learning in a changed world’. The keynote session in the conference came from British educationalist and Emeritus professor of Educational Assessment at the UCL Institute of Education, Dylan Wiliam. Prof Wiliam led a live Q&A session, which had over 600 attendees and gave the audience the opportunity to ask questions.

The Cambridge Schools Conference was held from 26 November – 03 December 2020. The next round of Cambridge Schools Conferences will be in February 2021 (final date TBC) and will focus on Building Resilience – Metacognition.