Pupil Book Study is a window into the lived experience of pupils, as opposed to just the observed experience. It is also a mirror in which to reflect professional practice and identify what helps learning, and what hinders it by outlining clear and coherent structures in which to talk with pupils and look at their books.

Alex Bedford, author of “Pupil Book Study: An Evidence-Informed Guide to Help Quality Assure the Curriculum” will lead this morning session, giving headteacher, senior and middle leaders a systematic toolkit to evaluate the impact of the curriculum through studying teaching and learning. Infused with cognitive science research and evidence-informed practice, the session will offer schools the architecture for excellence, helping remove the risk of making assumptions.


Headteachers, senior leaders, middle leaders.


  • To understand the cognitive and neuroscience research that underpins Pupil Book Study.
  • To know what Pupil Book Study is and how to implement it in school.


  • Participants will have an enhanced understanding of PBS quality assurance methods to work out what helps and what hinders teaching and learning through the curriculum.

Participants will have a toolkit to identify professional growth opportunities that are evidence-led

Bookings now closed please contact association@diverse-ac.org.uk for further information


Diverse Education Centre
Old Hall Drive
DN22 7EA

Date: 21 February 2022


Arrival 08:15 for breakfast with a 09:00 start.  The session will come to a close at 12:30

Delivered by:

Alex Bedford


£150 for non members/1 unit for Associated Partners
Limited places available

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