Institute of Education


New visions for primary and early years education

9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 07 December 2018

Brothers in the playground

A one-day conference on the research, practice and policy to inform outstanding pedagogy, hosted by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0-11 years).

Event Information

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Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0-11 years)


British Library Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road

Primary and early years education is a special time in children’s lives, and the best teaching and learning inspires children and teachers alike. In this unique conference, world-leading, outstanding researchers and practitioners will present new visions for inspirational pedagogy.

World-leading, outstanding researchers and practitioners will share their insights through keynote talks, a panel debate and workshops. Please join us on our journey to build new visions for children's education and lives. 

Join the conversation on Twitter with #visions4pedagogy.

Speakers and panellists
  • Becky Francis, Professor of Education and Social Justice and Director of UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
  • Dominic Wyse, Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the IOE
  • Louis Volante, Professor of Education at Brock University and Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
  • Iram Siraj, Professor of Child Development and Education at University of Oxford
  • Thelma Walker MP, former headteacher and Education Select Committee member
  • Sonia Blandford, CEO Achievement for All (AfA) and Visiting Professor of Education and Social Enterprise at the IOE
  • Rosie Flewitt, Associate Professor in Early Communication and Literacy at the IOE
  • Naveed Idrees, Headteacher of Feversham Academy in Bradford

For more information on each speaker's topic please see 'More info' on the UCL Online Store booking page.


In addition to keynote talks and a panel debate, conference attendees can choose one of three practical workshops and/or seminars to attend:

  • Developing Effective, Research-informed Writing Pedagogy: Discussing Outcomes of the Teaching Writing Research Project (2017-18) – Dr Helen Bradford
  • The Power of Pictures: Changing practice through research – Charlotte Hacking, CLPE
  • Translating research evidence into effective pedagogy at Ash Grove Academy (2-11 years) – Megan Dixon and Mark Avis, Aspire Educational Trust
Registration and bursaries

Registration is essential for this conference. Due to generous subsidies from the Helen Hamlyn Trust, the cost of attendance is set at £50; the fee includes coffee/tea and breakfast rolls on arrival, refreshments during the day and a two-course hot buffet lunch.


Bursaries to cover attendance fees and/or travel costs are available for those attending from settings with limited funding and/or travelling a significant distance. Please email hhcp@ucl.ac.uk giving details of your circumstances with an indication of the subsidy amount you would like to apply for. Bursaries are available on a first come, first served basis.