Just a quick post to publicise an event that might be of interest:
The National Tutoring Conference presents:
The 11 Plus Conference
1pm – 4pm, Wednesday 1st April 2015
Nutford House, University of London, Brown Street, London W1H 5UL
Bringing together parents, teachers, tutors, examiners, consultants and education industry experts in the area of 11 plus preparation
Providing a platform for discussion and debate on the future of the 11 plus.
Raising money for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
Contact: Cleo Watson
The sciences and humanities - is the 11 Plus too limiting in what it tests and prepares pupils for? - Harry Mount - The Telegraph
The Kent 11 Plus test was changed to make it less susceptible to coaching. What happened next? Peter Read - Kent Advice
Fairness of pupil premium priority at lower scores in "tutor-proof" tests or tests that examine innate ability. Mark Maclaine - Tutorfair
When education is reduced to astonishing absurdity. Dr Chris Ray -Reporting Inspector, Independent Schools Inspectorate and Member of the UK International Education Council
Are there advantages to private primary school education for the 11+? - Dee Francken -Education Consultant – former Head of North London Collegiate Junior School
Comment from - Philip Alexandre - Touch-type Read and Spell
The full agenda and schedule for the event can be found at www.nationaltutoringconference.co.uk with regular updates posted to Twitter, via hashtag #11plus.