APEN Annual Conference

APEN Annual Conference

Wednesday 01 November, 09:00 - Friday 03 November, 17:00

Derek Devine, GL Education’s International Consultant, will be attending the APEN Annual Conference 1-3 November in Lagos.

International schools around the world use our assessments to help them accurately understand the abilities of all students; regardless of their primary language; to ensure that they receive the level of support they need. Our assessments of literacy and English provide further support in evaluating the effect of interventions.

Derek Devine will be hosting a 3 hour session during the first day of the 8th Annual Conference of the Association of Private Educators in Nigeria.

The session will take place on Wednesday 1 November - 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

To arrange a meeting with Derek or request further information, email international@gl-education.com or call +44 (0)20 8996 3369.

Assessment data: personalising teaching and learning to improve student outcomes

This workshop will be a comprehensive introduction to the way many international schools are using a combination of assessments that provide data on students’ ability, attainment and attitudes to learning in order to personalise teaching and learning; improve academic performance and support whole school evaluation.

Derek will outline how the data can help schools to:

  • Measure the cognitive ability of each individual, including EAL students
  • Personalise and differentiate teaching within classrooms
  • Identify Gifted and SEN students, as well as underachievers
  • Support wellbeing initiatives

The principles discussed will be illustrated by case study examples from international schools around the world including the high-achieving but insecure student who needs to develop resilience; the EAL student with hidden literacy support needs and the disengaged that don’t have the toolkit to learn.

Mr Akif Naqvi, Deputy Headmaster, Regent Primary School, Abuja will put this into a Nigerian context. He will outline the process he has followed to implement a robust assessment strategy in his school; reveal some of the findings from the data and describe how he engaged with parents to explain this new way of working.

Delegates will then have the opportunity to carry out hands on analysis of sample data from GL Education’s range of assessments. Working individually or in small groups, delegates will be encouraged to identify individual students with specific academic or wellbeing support needs.

By the end of the session participants will recognise the value of combining data on student ability and attitudes to understand what lies behind individual performance in the classroom and will know the next steps they need to take to access the appropriate assessments for their students.


Introduction to assessments – 60 minutes

Regent Primary case study – 30 minutes

Understanding data, hands on activity – 60 minutes

Group discussion and next steps – 30 minutes

What you'll learn...

  • Understand the process of using assessment data
  • Appreciate the value of differentiation in the classroom
  • Recognise the importance of student attitudes