Theory to Practice Conference

Using research in the classroom for lasting impact

International Evidence as used by Practitioners in Wales

We are delighted to announce a brand new professional learning event for practitioners in Wales that brings together researchers, expert speakers and leaders in education with the people actually using their strategies in the classroom. We will be hearing from experts on the most effective learning strategies from cognitive science and education research as well as practitioners who are using these strategies in their classrooms. Our event will discuss the pitfalls and successes of the theories and how to make them work in your school.

The new Professional Teaching Standards require schools should have a "structured engagement in an action research community and evidence of practice informed by wider reading and research findings on a national and international scale." Our ground-breaking event will start you on the journey of deep, meaningful engagement with research for the classroom.

STOP PRESS: Our conference has been awarded the Quality Mark for excellence by Agored Cymru. CPD certificates will be awarded to all delegates by Agored Cymru.


Lucy Crehan - Author of 'Cleverlands - The secrets behind the success of the world's education superpowers'. Lucy is a qualified teacher, education explorer and international education consultant. Since launching her book she has been very much in demand around the world, speaking at high profile events such as ResearchEd New York and advising UK and foreign governments on educational reform.

David Weston - CEO of the Teacher Development Trust. A former maths and physics teacher with nine years experience, David founded the Trust in 2012. He writes and speaks widely in media and at conferences and advises ministers and policy makers around professional development.

Dr Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel - A researcher and lecturer from Dundee University whose research covers investigating learning and memory phenoma that allow successful learning strategies and enhance long-term retention. Carolina is a member of the Learning Scientists an international speaker and has an ultimate goal of engaging and deepening the learning of as many students as possible.

Theory to Practice Education Conference

Thursday, May 10th, 9:30am-3pm

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff, Wales

This is a not-for-profit event, so costs for delegates will be kept as low as possible. We are hoping to be able to offer tickets for £120 per delegate, but a final cost will be updated in the New Year.

Please be aware there are limited spaces for this event in order to provide an exclusive, high impact forum for discussion and feedback from the experts.

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We are Impact Wales

Who are we? - We are Finola & Jane, Literacy & Numeracy specialists, with 35+ years of teaching, training & leadership experience between us.

Can you trust us? - We have both worked for Welsh Government supporting schools & senior leaders across Wales. We have held senior leadership posts, delivered support to strategic education advisers, and published curriculum support guidance with Oxford University Publishing...but if you need to know more visit our website for testimonials from schools we've worked with.

Why should you attend our workshop? - Put simply, because we believe in impact. We do exactly what our name suggests. Our workshop keeps things simple and ensures school actions really work. Our focus is always on delivering measurable impact for pupils.