After several years of empty threats, John Hamer, one of the founding members of AlphaPlus, has stepped down as Chair of the Board. John has been a part of AlphaPlus since its origins in a research department in the University of Nottingham and will be greatly missed by everyone here. John was one of the
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We recently enjoyed a sunny afternoon cruising up and down the canals of Manchester for the AlphaPlus summer party. It was a well-earned rest after a busy couple of months, and a great opportunity to explore the waterways around our Castlefield office. The good weather held out for us, and the pictures hardly do the
AlphaPlus is working with Nesta on an exciting project to bring together what we know about the intersection between innovation policy and inclusive education. More information on the project can be found at https://bit.ly/2spZwYo
AlphaPlus recently evaluated the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)’s Voice 21 Oracy Improvement Programme, which supports the development of pupils’ use of speech to express their thoughts and communicate effectively. The EEF funded the pilot of this programme to test its feasibility, as well as to assess the reliability of the oracy assessment measure. The report
John Winkley, one of AlphaPlus’ directors, had the opportunity to present with Martyn Ware from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) at the 16th Annual e-Assessment Question conference. Under the title of ‘Assessment Futures – Seeking to develop a consensus’, they discussed the Assessment Expert Group meeting held in London last June, explaining the key themes