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BERA update and AGM 2020

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Due to the cancellation of this year’s BERA Annual Conference, we have also postponed our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The 45th BERA AGM will take place online, via the BERA website, on Monday 7th December 2020 at 14:00.

All members are invited to attend and registration is free.

The agenda can be seen below and the papers will be published ahead of the meeting and communicated with all members.

The meeting will look back on BERA’s activities over the 2019/20 academic year and allow members a chance to hear from BERA’s officers, chief executive and committee chairs as well as ask questions on their reports. Members will also be able to hear an update on how BERA is responding to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and some of the latest developments in recent months as well as the exciting future projects and opportunities to come in 2021. At this time of change, engagement with our members is vital and we look forward to this opportunity to do that and hope to see you there.

This year, the AGM includes a member vote on a one-off proposal to extend the current BERA presidency for one additional year.

Should any BERA member be unable to attend the AGM, but wish to vote, a proxy may be appointed to vote on their behalf. Please email outlining your full name and the full name of your proxy. The proxy must attend the meeting. The proxy notice may specify how the proxy is to vote (or that they are to abstain) on the proposed resolution. BERA’s officers and chairs are all attending the meeting and they may be appointed as proxy voters.
Notices of proxy must be received by midday GMT on 7th December 2020

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Dominic Wyse, Professor

Professor of Early Childhood & Primary Education at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society

Dominic has made a leading contribution to research on curriculum and pedagogy, including national curricula, for more than 25 years. He has led multiple research projects and has published many books and research papers. Dominic’s main...

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Mhairi Beaton, Professor

Professor at Leeds Beckett University

Mhairi Beaton is Professor at the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University. After completing a Bachelor of Education at University of Edinburgh, Mhairi worked as a primary school teacher in Highland Region in the north of Scotland....

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Gerry Czerniawski, Professor

Professor of Education/Research Degrees Leader at University of East London

Gerry Czerniawski runs the Professional Doctorate in Education at UEL and teaches on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses. In addition to his role as a researcher, author and teacher educator he is the Lead Editor of the BERA Blog and a...

Sean Hayes, Mr

Education Consultant and Educational Researcher (Retired) at University of Durham

Sean Hayes is a longstanding senior local government manager and team leader as well as being an educational researcher, data analyst and statistician. Up until recently, he managed a large team of more than 20 data analysts and researchers in...

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Vivienne Baumfield, Professor

Professor of Professional Learning at University of Exeter

Vivienne Baumfield is Professor of Professional Learning in the Graduate School of Education and co-leader of the Centre for Research in Professional Learning. She is interested in the interaction of research, policy and practice when...

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Ros McLellan, Dr

Associate Professor at University of Cambridge

Ros McLellan taught psychology and mathematics in the secondary schooling sector for a number of years before joining the Faculty. Her background is in psychology and she is a graduate member of the British Psychology Society. She has always been...

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Nick Johnson, Mr

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Nick has been the Chief Executive Officer at BERA since April 2012. He has a considerable background of management and advising on strategic direction in organisations concerned with public policy. Between 2004-7, he was the Director of Policy...

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