Education Data Matters 2017

Thank you to the delegates who attended our Annual Summit on 15th March at NCVO in London. There was a positive buzz to the event and it was a great opportunity to get an update on Learning Plus UK’s tools, the latest policy updates, and also provided the chance to network with other education professionals. Our programme included sessions from our three keynote speakers:

Linda Rose, Inspections and Accountability Team, DfE

16-18 Accountability: Reflections on 2016 outcomes and looking forward to 2017 performance tables and beyond

Jim Sage, HMI National Lead: 16-19 Study Programmes, Ofsted

Ofsted inspections of 16-19 study programmes

Steve Besley, Head of Policy, Pearson

Making sense of the latest policy developments

Ali McCree, Director, Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors

Assessment – what it is and why we do it?

Peter Mulligan, Co-founder, SACU

The easy way to get students researching ALL their future options

Progress Awards

Now in their third year, our Progress Awards were created to recognize the hard work and effort that goes into ensuring students make excellent progress at key stage 5. We were pleased to give Academic and Applied General Progress Awards to a number of individual centres and groups. Congratulations to all of our award winners!


See photos of our Award Winners here: Learning Plus UK: news: Progress Award Winners


Thank you to everyone who completed the online feedback survey: we use this to help shape the event for next year. Here's what some of you had to say about the event :-


  • “Overall,a very informative day. I felt confident that we will be able to use the package to suit our needs as an individual centre.”
  • “A great variety of presenters to allow you to keep up to date with requirements and tools to meet them”
  • “An extremely interesting conference. Everyone was very friendly and keen to share their experiences and expertise.”
  • “An excellent chance to get a thorough and detailed update on developments at 16+.”
  • “excellent training day that mixes staff CPD with opportunities available with Learning Plus”