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Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel

Grosvenor Street 
EH12 5EF 
United Kingdom 
Telephone 44 (0)131 226 6001              

Fax 44 (0)131 220 2387


Travelling to the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor hotel by car? On street meter parking is available and but charged at an hourly per hour between 7.30am and 6.30pm or alternatively there is the Central Parking System at Haymarket Yard which costs for a 12 hour period.


About the Conference



0830 – 0930    Registration
0930 – 1050    Opening Plenary Session, with high profile keynotes and focus on defining the landscape
•    Chairman’s Opening
•    SQA Keynote, Dr Gill Stewart, Director of Qualifications Development, SQA delivered by Martyn Ware, SQA
•    Maureen McKenna - Executive Director of Education, Glasgow City Council ‘Improving educational outcomes’

1050 – 1100    Coffee

1115 - 1240    Case studies and experience from the classroom sessions
•    Nevil Hopley, Head of Mathematics, George Watsons College, Edinburgh ‘Learning Mathematics with Handhelds and Tablets’
•    Prof. Phillip John, SCHOLAR Executive Chair, Heriot Watt University and Dr Jim Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Cogbooks Ltd., ‘Mathematics and Educational Technology’
•    Darren McKinnon, Quality Improvement Education Officer for Mathematics, City of Edinburgh Council ‘Developing digital resources for the maths classroom’


1330 – 1445     The challenges faced by Maths Teachers today and in the future
•    Grahame Smart, AST Maths Teacher, Adviser and Consultant ‘The Challenges faced by Maths Teachers today and in the future’
•    Christian Lawson-Perfect, e-Learning Officer, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University ‘The Maths e-assessment experience’
•    Chris Sangwin, Professor of Technology Enhanced Science Education at The University of Edinburgh ‘Future Directions in Educational Technology for

1445 – 1515    Tea break followed by 
Brains Trust with an expert body panel on qualifications and teaching

1525 – 1545    Update on SQA Mathematics and Numeracy developments

•    Martin Brown, Qualification Manager for Mathematics, SQA ‘Changes to National Qualifications in the area of Mathematics’
•    Graeme Clark, SOLAR Manager  Assessment Development and Delivery, SQA ‘SQA’s use of technology to support assessment of our qualifications including Mathematics’

1545        Closing remarks from Chairman

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