Lisa Jane Ashes is an experienced and successful English teacher, trainer and AST and takes a leading role in Continued Professional Development at a secondary school in the North East of England where she is assisting in the development of whole school literacy. As well as her daily work in the classroom, Lisa is also an Independent Thinking Associate and leads Pedagoo England. Lisa writes a popular blog covering all things teaching and learning including SOLO taxonomy, planning strategies and innovative ways to engage young minds. http://lisajaneashes.org.uk
Samantha Bainbridge is currently Head of Media at a North East school and soon to be moving on to the role of Key Stage 3 English Co-Ordinator. Passionate about Pedagoo and enthused about exploring the theory behind the practice. I enjoy using art, pictures, music and the clarify-prepare-share-link process to develop thinking communities in the classroom.