Getting inspired at the Bett show

The Bett show isn’t just about showcasing products. The aim is also to bring together people, ideas, practices and technologies, to help transform education.

This year, we’re delighted to have inspirational speakers on our stand presenting their vision and ideas each day throughout the show at the times below:

11:30 – 11:50  Maximising potential – using formative assessment to ensure every child reaches their full potential

As more and more schools are recognising that it is neither necessary, nor effective to collect reams of meaningless, points-based progression data, many are opting to reduce teacher workload and are turning to more simplistic Point-in-Time Assessment (PITA) models instead. In this session Steph Reddington explains why analysis of formative data can be useful, especially when it comes to identifying gaps in learning and mastery teaching.

12:30 – 12:50  Supporting teacher wellbeing

Values-based Education, in partnership with Pupil Asset, are pleased to launch ‘The VbE Resilience Survey for Teachers’. Backed by the Shaw Mind Foundation, the survey is a highly effective tool to support teacher wellbeing, written by experts and endorsed by leading educational thinkers such as Viv Grant, Angela Browne and Michael Waters.

13:25 – 13:40  Working with Multi Academy Trusts to support a joined up vision of Data Analysis

Join Stella Mead who will be providing an insight into the ongoing partnerships we have with our Multi Academy Trusts. In particular she will highlight how we have supported the development and adoption of assessment solutions; the data analysis requested by MATs for Trustees, Stakeholders and Ofsted and the common processes and options to support growth and CPD across the Trust.

*Wednesday-Friday only

14:05 – 14:20  The importance of resilience in managing the challenges of everyday life

Join Sue Webb (Values-based Education) and David Gumbrell (The Resilience Project) as they talk about the importance of resilience in managing the inevitable challenges of everyday life, as well as showcasing the exciting, NEW VbE Resilience Survey which offers a cost-effective solution.

15:00 – 15:15  Supporting SEN – using formative assessment to ensure no child is left behind

Join Steph Reddington as she talks about one of her favourite features in Pupil Asset – the Pupil Asset Ghost Rows which can be used as an effective tool to support teaching and learning as well as being a good basis for discussions around individual pupil progress.

* Weds, Thurs, Sat only 

We’d love to see you there. There’s no need to book in advance; just visit us at stand B231 and enjoy the talks.

Can’t get to the Bett show this year but would like to find our more about these talks?

Simply get in touch on 01603 631436 or email [email protected] for more information.

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About our speakers

David Gumbrell

David has spent over 20 years at the forefront of education in the UK. As a headteacher, he developed expertise in working with staff and students in the fields of Values and Resilience.

David’s organisation ‘The Resilience Project’ aligns completely with his role as as a VbE Specialist Consultant for Resilience.

He has co-authored The Resilience Survey and his first book ‘Lift!: Going up when teaching brings you down’ is a brilliant practical guide for educationalists.

Sue Webb

Sue’s extensive experience as an educator and headteacher included leading the transformation of her school by embedding a values-based culture whereby the whole school community focused on wellbeing, resilience and self-leadership in the drive to ensure an ‘outstanding education’ for every child.

Sue now plays an integral part in the strategy and operation of Values-based Education on national and international scale. She works with many UK schools to support them in values-based school development and has recently worked with schools in Sri Lanka, India and Russia.

Sue is the co-author ofThe Resilience Survey and her first book, ‘Can I Tell You About Compassion’ was published last year.

Stephanie Reddington

Steph has worked in education for nearly 20 years across both special and mainstream sectors and is passionate about ensuring every child has access to the best possible educational outcomes.

Steph now works as an Educational Consultant for Pupil Asset and has helped to develop the partnership between VbE and Pupil Asset who are now proud to be the platform for The Resilience Survey. 

In her previous role as SENCo, Steph supported then headteacher, Sue Webb, on her mission to embed a values-based culture for their school community and is now delighted to be working with Sue and VbE again, bringing a values-based approach to a new role.

Stella Mead

Stella has worked in the Education support field for over 20 years and has overseen Pupil Asset tracking solutions through DfE changes including Development Matters, Life After Levels, Point in Time, Progress Expectations and more. Stella currently works with all of our central MAT teams to support them as they grow and to help them to develop sustainable and effective assessment solutions in Pupil Asset, which are geared towards best practice in the classroom, ease of data sharing and comparison of data for key cohorts.