We are extremely happy to announce the following amazing teachers as workshop leaders for #TLT14 at the University of Southampton on Saturday 18th October 2014.  Further details of workshops (including overviews) will be released soon.

#TLT14 Lead Speakers

Keven Bartle
Progress & Assessment

Keven Bartle is the newly appointed Headteacher at Canons High School in NW London.  Previously a Deputy Headteacher since September 2008, Keven has seen the school grow significantly.  Exam results have improved hugely and they achieved two outstanding judgments from Ofsted inspections. In the latter of these, inspectors concluded that “improving teaching and learning is a constant feature of the school’s work. Leaders do not rush to innovate but carry out research, consult with staff and reflect carefully.”  Since January 2012 the school has been building the capacity to become a Teaching School.  Keven takes on his new role from September 2014.

t: @kevbartle

Tom Sherrington
Progress & Assessment

Tom Sherrington is a Headteacher and  National Leader in Education. He  joined Highbury Grove School in Islington in September 2014 having been Head at KEGS in Chelmsford for six years.   He has been working in schools as a teacher and leader for over 25 years, including London comprehensives and aninternational school.  He is a member of the Headteachers’ Roundtable, an advisor to the Labour Skills Task Force and is co-Chair of the SSAT Vision 2040 Group.  Tom is a regular contributor to CPD events and conferences, talking about teaching and learning.  His blog, headguruteacher.com, has a large following and he is the author of  Teach Now! Science: The Joy of Teaching Science.

t: @headguruteacher

Planning Workshops

Lisa Jane Ashes & Samantha Bainbridge
Planning

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.

t: @lisajaneashes and @beetlebug1

Eric Wareham
Planning

Eric is in his 26th year of teaching. He started when the National Curriculum 5-16 years was being implemented, has seen and worked with a host of changes since. Eric started teaching science in a large 1600 pupil school in the fens of Cambridgeshire, moving as Head of Department to a small rural school in Norfolk, and now an Assistant Head at rural socially deprived school in East Suffolk. In the last three years, he has embraced the principles of TEEP and is now involved in training schools nationally with SSAT.

t: @developingTandL

Martin Said
Planning

In a previous life Martin Said was a professional musician and composer. He started teaching at Cramlington Learning Village in 2003 and after a hiatus working in the industry, returned to the school in 2007. In 2008 Martin took charge of “Create”, a trans-disciplinary subject in Key Stage 3 which combines Music, Media and Drama, and became Head of Music in 2010. The school became a Musical Futures champion school in 2011. He has a specific interest in Enquiry and Project Based Learning and how to use these approaches alongside Musical Futures and informal learning. Martin keeps a blog (http://teachingandlearningmusic.blogspot.com/) which documents his learning in EBL & PBL.  This year Martin has become one the pioneering teachers at XP.school, a personalised, project based free school in Doncaster whose ethos is informed by Ron Berger’s Expeditionary Learning schools’ and High Tech High’s approach.

t: @saidthemac

Mark Miller
Planning

Mark Miller is Research and Development Leader/ Lead Practitioner in English at an Academy in Leeds. He is particularly interested in vocabulary development, memory and the role of feedback. Mark is always keen to develop his practice and continues to be inspired by teachers in his own school and beyond.

t: @GoldfishBowlMM

Questioning

Stephen Lockyer
Questioning

Stephen Lockyer is a Deputy Head in a small school in Tunbridge Wells. He has a keen interest in creativity and technology, and is a passionate advocate in both sharing good practice and banging the drum for Primary Education. He co-founded #batttuk, SLTeachmeet and SLTcamp, and his book ‘100 Ideas for Outstanding Primary Lessons’ is published by Bloomsbury next year.

t: @mrlockyer

Andy Day
Questioning

Head of the Humanities specialism and head of Geography at Withernsea High School – an 11-18 mixed comprehensive in East Yorkshire. Teaching 34 years, 26 of them at my current school. Have seen a lot of changes in that time but have never seen such competence and professional maturity in the way teachers go about the business of teaching as I’m seeing at present. I write for GCSE Wideworld magazine, published by Philip Allan and have also written for the TES and the Geographical Association.

t: @Andyphilipday

John Sayers
Questioning

Geographer who loves L&T ideas.  I am part of the Geography Collective who are involved with Mission:Explore.  I am the author of Mission Explore Iceland.  In the classroom I’m best known for questioning, SOLO Taxonomy, collaboration to learn techniques of deeper thinking and Public Critique.  I’ve recently used the SAMR approach to embedding mobile learning across the geography curriculum.

David Doherty
Questioning

Learner and Teacher with a passion for asking abstract questions and making pupils think hard. Interested in SOLO Taxonomy, Collaborative Learning and making learning challenging for pupils. Worked in a variety of roles in both Middle and Secondary schools over the last 17 years and will soon make the leap to Primary – can’t wait!

t: @dockers_hoops

Feedback

David Fawcett
Feedback, Event Organiser

David is a teacher and Learning Innovator at a large secondary school in Southampton.  He is focused on using effective practice in the classroom.  David is involved in developing Teaching and Learning within his own and other schools.  He works as a consultant for a number of organisations and has supported teacher development both in the UK and abroad.

t: @davidfawcett27

Shaun Allison
Feedback

Shaun Allison was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex and attended the local comprehensive before venturing to the Midlands to do a degree in biology. After completing his PGCE he settled on the south coast, where he took up his first teaching post as a science teacher.  He is currently a Deputy Headteacher at a large, successful comprehensive school, still on the south coast, where he leads on CPD and developing teaching and learning.  He has four children, two step children, one cat, one fish, two bikes and a lovely wife. He loves teaching, leading and inspiring.

t: @shaun_allison

David Rogers
Feedback

David Rogers, Assistant Headteacher and multi award winning pedagogic troublemaker.  Fellow of the RGS and OS excellence in geography teacher winner, Microsoft Expert Educator, author and marathon runner.

t: @davidErogers

Leadership

Mary Myatt
Leadership

Mary Myatt leads Ofsted inspections. A former LA adviser she works in schools talking to students, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum.  Mary’s mantra: ‘Running schools for children, not for Ofsted’.  Her education blog has been described as ‘informative curtain-parting’ www.marymyatt.com

t: @MaryMyatt

Paul Banks
Leadership

This year has seen me undertaking my second headship in the mainstream secondary sector and I have been incredibly privileged throughout my career to work with some amazing leaders who have guided and supported me. It is for this reason that I am so committed to the development of leadership skills in all the staff at my school. Leading in a school, regardless of position,is extremely challenging but also incredibly rewarding and I believe that the quality of leadership at all levels in a school will ultimately determine the success of any school.

t: @hibs1974

Colin Goffin
Leadership

Colin Goffin is Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning, Staff Development and Self Evaluation at a secondary school in Suffolk. He is a TEEP trainer and also delivers the National College’s Leadership Curriculum as well as being a keen PuNk Learner. His starting point for everything is ‘I’m OK, You’re OK’ and what Billy Bragg calls ‘a socialism of the heart.’ He can usually be found on the beach with his dog or sharing a few words on his blog, here: onmywaytosomewherecivilised.wordpress.com

t: @ColinGoffin

Literacy

Chris Curtis
Literacy

Chris Curtis has been an English teacher for several years in a number of schools and he has coordinated literacy in one school. Recently, he has taken on the role of Head of English.  As an avid blogger of all things English teaching and literacy related, he likes to ask difficult questions and then solve things with practical solutions. An education scientist.

t: @Xris32

Jo Facer
Literacy

I’m Head of English at an all-girls’ comprehensive school in North London, and blog each week at readingallthebooks.com. I love reading, as well as encouraging children to read more. My decision to enter the teaching profession was driven by my frustration at the apparent inequalities within the system, and I firmly believe that every child, without exception, has the potential to achieve great things.

t: @readingthebooks

Kerry Pulleyn
Literacy

A former AST and now Lead Practitioner, Kerry joins SLT from September 2014.  She has been teaching for 10 years, having had a range of other careers first.  Current responsibilities include Lead Practitioner for A level and joint responsibility for literacy in one of the UK’s fastest improving schools.  Kerry is part of a dynamic teaching and learning team, enjoys teaching writing and being involved in social media.  Her blog is www.theplenary.wordpress.com.

t: @kerrypulleyn

Phil Stock
Literacy

Phil is an assistant headteacher in a large South London mixed comprehensive where he has responsibility for language and pedagogy. He is passionate about developing more personalised research-informed CPD, and embedding literacy across the curriculum and growth mindset throughout the school community. He has taught English in three different secondary schools in the South East and is now in his eleventh year of teaching.

t: @joeybagstock

Challenge & Differentiation

Andrew Warner
Challenge & Differentiation

My background is in Anthropology (hence my interest in behaviour) but I’ve been teaching English for 10 years, 8 of which have been in secondary education. I’m interested in improving teaching and learning and classroom practice through changing habits and behaviour over time.

t: @andrewarnerkms

Sian Carter & Jennifer Ludgate
Challenge & Differentiation

Sian is an AST and English teacher working in Hampshire. Previously she has taught in several different city schools. She currently has responsibility for the development of whole school teaching and learning. She is always trying to find creative teaching and learning strategies that really work and believe in developing a school climate where it is ok to fail and keep on learning until we get it right as teachers

Jennifer is an Assistant Head of Faculty and Head of KS3 English at a school in Hampshire. She enjoys exploring creative teaching and learning strategies. With a  background in learning support,  Jennifer continues to find ways to support students who find it difficult to engage in learning. This year she has focused on how and why it is important to challenge the most able students and with a new KS3 curriculum in mind how best to deepen students’ learning experience over time. @SianCarter and Jennifer have worked together for two years.

t: @siancarter1 & @MissJLud

Andy Tharby
Challenge & Differentiation

Andy has been an English teacher for eight years. He takes a pragmatic approach to the profession, believing that the key answers lie in simple, day-to-day classroom practice rather than high-faluting ideals. He takes the view that as educators we should have the right to teach students as we see best, yet must take responsibility to engage in an informed reflective process. This is the basis for his blog, Reflecting English, in which he records his successes and failures.

t: @atharby

Debbie Light and Mel Aberson
Challenge & Differentiation

We are Debbie and Mel aka @TeacherTweaks and have worked together as ASTs; Debbie is also an AHT responsible for developing teaching and learning. Debbie teaches English and Media and Mel teaches Science; both of us are complete geeks about all things CPD and pedagogy.

t: @TeacherTweaks

Progress & Assessment

Keven Bartle
Progress & Assessment

Keven Bartle is the newly appointed Headteacher at Canons High School in NW London.  Previously a Deputy Headteacher since September 2008, Keven has seen the school grow significantly.  Exam results have improved hugely and they achieved two outstanding judgments from Ofsted inspections. In the latter of these, inspectors concluded that “improving teaching and learning is a constant feature of the school’s work. Leaders do not rush to innovate but carry out research, consult with staff and reflect carefully.”  Since January 2012 the school has been building the capacity to become a Teaching School.  Keven takes on his new role from September 2014.

t: @kevbartle

Tom Sherrington
Progress & Assessment

Tom Sherrington is a Headteacher and  National Leader in Education. He  joined Highbury Grove School in Islington in September 2014 having been Head at KEGS in Chelmsford for six years.   He has been working in schools as a teacher and leader for over 25 years, including London comprehensives and aninternational school.  He is a member of the Headteachers’ Roundtable, an advisor to the Labour Skills Task Force and is co-Chair of the SSAT Vision 2040 Group.  Tom is a regular contributor to CPD events and conferences, talking about teaching and learning.  His blog, headguruteacher.com, has a large following and he is the author of  Teach Now! Science: The Joy of Teaching Science.

t: @headguruteacher

John Tomsett
Progress & Assessment

Headteacher at Huntington School, York and co-founder of the Headteachers’ Roundtable; a HEADteacher rather than a CEO.

t: @johntomsett

Chris Hildrew
Progress & Assessment

Chris Hildrew is Deputy Headteacher at Chew Valley School near Bristol with responsibility for curriculum. He started his career teaching English and Media Studies in the East Midlands before moving to the South West in 2010. Chris is passionately committed to state education and is a self-confessed data and assessment geek as well as a growth mindset fanatic. You find his blog at http://chrishildrew.wordpress.com/.

t: @chrishildrew

Teachmeet Workshop

Kirsten Prescott
Teachmeet Workshop

Kirsten Prescott is Deputy Head (Teaching and Learning) at Severn Vale School in Gloucester. She has a passion for collaborative development, knowing students as people and learners and is a research geek. She is also a wife, mother of three and her hobbies include sleeping.

t: @klprescott

Debbie Ferrer & Nicole Worthey
Teachmeet Workshop
Debbie Ferrer is an English teacher with ten years of teaching experience. In her previous school she led on EAL, and is currently an English SLE and Strategic Leader, focusing on pedagogy at Bentley Wood High School in North West London.
Nicole Worthey is a Maths teacher with over eight years of teaching experience. Previously she was Head of Maths in a school in Ealing, London. Presently, Nicole is a Strategic Leader and Maths SLE at Bentley Wood High School in Harrow, North West London.
Mark Healy
Teachmeet Workshop

Mark is a Deputy Headteacher and Teacher of Psychology. He has taught as a class teacher, middle leader and senior leader in schools in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and most recently as Deputy Principal at a large international school in Hong Kong. He is currently teaching in a secondary school in Glasgow. He has a deep passion for all things psychology, and of course, for his family and football.

t: @cijane02

Rachel Jones
Teachmeet Workshop

Rachel Jones is a Google Certified Teacher interested in creativity and innovation in the classroom. She thrives on trying new things and engaging and empowering students. Her blog was a finalist in the 2013 EduBlog awards and was recommended by The Guardian as a must-read for 2014. Her book ‘Don’t change the Lightbulbs’ is out in September.

t: @rlj1981

Iris Connect
Supporter of #TLT14

Did you know that one of the most effective ways for teachers to learn is from each other?

It’s knowledge like this that’s helped us to develop IRIS Connect; a CPD tool that allows teachers to reflect personally on their lessons when they want to, share ideas and techniques in order to improve their teaching practice, and contribute to the continuous development of colleagues.

Research shows that 94% of teachers actively using IRIS Connect say their teaching has improved and 88% feel their confidence has risen.

t: @iris_connect

University of Southampton
Supporter of #TLT14

Working in partnership with a range of organisations in the UK and overseas, the Southampton Education School is advancing policy and practice in education, teaching and learning around the world. Through research we aim to respond to some of today’s key issues; how people will work, the health of future generations, the issue of social equality and how to ensure a flow of people with the science, technology, engineering and maths skills to help address environmental and other challenges.

Dragonfly Training Ltd
Supporter of #TLT14

Dragonfly Training is a worldwide teacher training company committed to delivering inspirational, practical and realistic training. We were established in 1999 and have since grown to become one of the UK’s market leaders in delivering inset, hotel-based and host-school training courses. Our hand-picked selection of dedicated trainers are each genuine experts in their field and possess some of the greatest experience, ideas and subject knowledge teacher training has to offer. Their training directly corresponds with Dragonfly’s commitment to the fundamental principle of ensuring all our courses are practical from start to finish. Our trainers provide a unique hands-on experience in their area of expertise and back this up with classroom strategies to engage, inspire and motivate.

t: @Dragonfly_Edu

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