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In this panel debate between policymakers and teachers, we will discuss whether the curriculum and associated assessment should be government-controlled or informed through an independent panel of subject experts.

What are the ideal relationships between curriculum review panels, national assessment agencies, exam boards, teachers, subject experts and Government? Would independent expert panels make the science curricula more stable in the long term?

What about accompanying assessment and accountability processes?


Professor Julia Buckingham - Vice Chancellor, Brunel University


Dr Elizabeth Swinbank - Honorary Fellow in Science Education, University of York

Malcolm Trobe - Deputy General Secretary, ASCL

Shaun Reason - Chief Executive, ASE

Glenys Stacey - CEO and Chief Regulator, Ofqual

Attending this event

To attend the event, bookings need to be made through the ASE website; you will be required to register to attend the conference.

Prices are based upon the number of days you want to attend the conference and discounts are available for ASE members and group bookings. Attendance is free for trainee teacher members of ASE. 

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