We are extremely happy to announce the following amazing teachers as workshop leaders for #TLT17 at the University of Southampton on Saturday 7th October 2017.  Further details of workshops (including overviews) will be released soon.

Lead Speakers

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Planning Leaders

Debbie Light
Planning

I’m a deputy head now and my second book is Stretch and Challenge from the Bloomsbury CPD Library Series.

@TeacherTweaks

Athena Pitsillis
Planning

Athena has been at Canons High School for five years now and has been in a number of roles including grassroots leader, EPQ co-ordinator as well as KS3 and KS4 coordinator within English. In her current role as head of English & Media her focus and passion is definitely centred on curriculum development and pedagogy: exploring how we can deliver the new and more challenging content in interesting and innovative ways to ensure the success of students whilst still fostering a love of language and literature. @APitsillis

Toby French
Planning

I’ve been teaching history in rural, coastal schools for the past eight years, always fighting the twin-tides of low-aspirations and high-workload. Along the way I realised  that the more time teachers spend learning about their subject the greater children loved those subjects.  I now write at mrhistoire.com about how less is more, talking is paramount and knowledge is everything. @MrHistoire

Ben Newmark
Planning

Ben now works in Initial Teacher Training. Before this he has been a Head of Faculty, Deputy Headmaster of an International School and VSO volunteer. He has been a teacher of one sort or another for over a decade.  @bennewmark

Changing Practice Leaders

Emma Sheppard
Changing Practice

Emma Sheppard is a Lead Practitioner, ITE Co-ordinater, mother and the Founder of The MaternityTeacher PaternityTeacher Project. She currently lives and works in South London but trained through Teach First in Hertfordshire and has previously taught English in central London and The British International School, Vietnam. Emma founded The MTPT Project when on maternity leave with her first son to explore positive and solutions-focused ways of tackling the ‘motherhood penalty’, transforming parental leave into an opportunity for personal and professional development that can be beneficial to parents’ career progression and work-life balance when they return to the classroom. @maternityCPD

Owen Carter and Michael Slavinsky
Changing Practice

Michael Slavinsky is the Teaching and Learning Director at The Brilliant Club. Michael is interested in how research can be used to improve educational outcomes, and how more students can be supported to highly selective universities. Previously Michael was a Head of MFL at a secondary school. @michaelslav

Owen is Impact Toolkit Project Manager at The Brilliant Club, working on a new platform to effectively evaluate the impact of school-based interventions. Previously, he worked as Content Lead at Optimus Education, connecting a network of over 1000 schools with the expertise of leading researchers and trainers. He has also worked for SAGE and Pearson Publishing, developing apps for primary and secondary school pupils. Owen writes for a number of educational publications, mainly on the application of research evidence to school and classroom practice.’

Pete Jones
Changing Practice

Pete Jones is an art loving assistant headteacher from sunny Jersey. Pete is passionate about collaboration between departments to create memorable, rigorous, project based learning with extraordinary, beautiful outcomes. Outcomes which feed into the communities understanding of just how remarkable the young people we work with every day actually are. Pete blogs when he finds the time at http://deeplearning.edublogs.org

t: @Pekabelo

Stephen Lockyer
Changing Practice

Stephen has been teaching for the past seventeen years in a variety of settings and age-groups, and is currently a Senior Leader at a large Primary school in south-west London. He is enthusiastic about exploring and refining teaching, and is both passionate and inventive, especially in Primary. He has written a range of books about different aspects of teaching, and when not working or writing, can be found exploring the country in his campervan with a herd of children in the back. @mrlockyer

Feedback Leaders

Tim Clarke & Francesca Prett
Feedback

Tim is headteacher at Cornerstone CE Primary in Hampshire.  Tim is passionate about investing in and empowering other people (both the young and the young at heart).  After over 20 years of working in education, Tim firmly believes there is more that he doesn’t know and understand about teaching and learning and schools than he does. He also firmly believes he can learn far more from others, than they can from him, which is why networking and continuing a professional learning journey are so vital and so exciting.  @tim_jumpclarke

Debbie Ferrer
Feedback

Debbie Ferrer is an English teacher with over ten years of classroom experience. In her previous school she led on EAL and is currently an Associate Assistant Head, SLE and an English Pixl Associate. @Debsgf

Calum Lacey & David Fawcett
Feedback

David is a secondary school teacher with over 11 years experience. He has held a number of positions over this time including a Learning Innovator and Head of Department. David is interested in developing the core fundamentals of teaching. He is currently writing ‘[Re]learning to Teach’ due out in 2018. @davidfawcett27

Leadership Leader

Amanda Parry
Leadership

Director LEaRN Teaching School Alliance & Deputy Headteacher Thornden School.  @amandaparry10

Chris Moyse
Leadership

Education consultant with over 30 years of experience in education. Former teacher, leader and governor. Most recently a senior leader at a successful all-through 3-16 academy. Managing director of TLC Education Services ltd. Senior Specialist Leader of Education for North Somerset Teaching Alliance. Consultant, trainer, presenter, coach, mentor. Chris has now worked in over 275 schools, academies and colleges nationwide. @ChrisMoyse

Harry Kutty
Leadership

Headteacher of a true comprehensive school in Southampton … and loving it! We are a micro of the macro! Occasional inspector.  @HKUT77

Gaz Needle
Leadership

Primary head teacher. Uke player. Doodler. #PrimaryRocks co-creator  @gazneedle

Literacy Leader

Jack Phillips
Literacy

Jack is a primary school teacher with four years of experience. He currently teaches Y4 in a school near Leicester. Bordering on insane with passion for vocabulary, and developing it in children, he writes a regularly-updated blog at verivore.wordpress.com. He’s particularly in the etymology and morphology of words, and how a deep understanding of that can really help children get to grips with English language.  @Mr_P_Hillips

Fiona Ritson
Literacy

Whole School Literacy Lead, English Teacher at KS3-4 & A-Level. @FKRitson

Matt Pinkett
Literacy

Matt Pinkett, who qualified as a teacher in 2012, is currently Head of English at Kings College, Guildford. Matt writes an education blog (www.allearssite.wordpress.com), and has featured in the TES. Matt is a feminist. Matt is difficult. Matt loves to read. Follow him on Twitter at @Positivteacha

Lisa Jane Ashes and Sam Bainbridge
Literacy

Lisa is an Independent Thinking Associate, Advanced Skills Teacher and author of Manglish. Her new book, Teacher in the Cupboard, is out soon! As well as providing professional development on all things teaching and learning, Lisa has been working with the World Wide Education Project in Ghana and Nepal. There, she is leading teams to develop high quality education for the poorest schools, cutting through caste divides with curriculum design and school collaboration. Lisa also works for Vision for Education as a supply teacher and spends every spare day teaching English in her local school.

Challenge and Differentiation Leader

Jo Facer
Challenge and Differentiation

Jo is a Deputy Head and Head of English at Michaela School, London. She has taught English in London schools since 2010, working as an English teacher, Head of English and Assistant Head. Jo has co-authored two books on education and strongly believes in the importance of great literature and hopes to instil a lifelong love of reading in her pupils. When not teaching, Jo is almost always reading. @jo_facer 

Mark Enser
Challenge and Differentiation

Mark Enser has taught Geography in a range of schools over the last 14 years and has been Head of Geography at Heathfield Community College for the last 4. He regularly contributes to TES and blogs at Teachreal.wordpress.com @EnserMark

Sian Cumming
Challenge and Differentiation

Director of T&L | English AST | Staff Governor | Acting HoD MFL | (love) Working at The Mountbatten School, Hampshire.  @siancumming1

Jenna Lucas
Challenge and Differentiation

Jenna has been a primary teacher for 13 years in schools in Bristol and Bournemouth. She is English Leader, an SLE, and Primary ITT English tutor. Jenna is part of the team behind #PrimaryRocks and author of 100 Ideas for Teachers: Homework, published by Bloomsbury. She can be found on Twitter @Jennalucas81

Progress & Assessment

Nick Wells
Progress & Assessment

Vice Principal responsible for teaching and learning. English teacher. Reader, occasional writer and – most importantly – father and husband.  @NSMWells

Dawn Cox
Progress & Assessment
Dawn is a teacher, currently working in north Essex. She has held a wide variety of roles in schools in her 15 year teaching career. Her current interests in her classroom are looking at memory and how it can be used to help students learn and using low stakes testing as an efficient tool for learning. She blogs at https://missdcoxblog.wordpress.com/
Rebecca Foster
Progress & Assessment

Soon to be Associate Senior Leader (Teaching and Learning).  Head of English.  Whole School Literacy Lead.  Blogger @TLPMsF

Phil Stock
Progress & Assessment

Phil is Assistant Headteacher at Greenshaw High School in Sutton. His main areas of responsibility are staff professional growth and the development of literacy across the curriculum. Phil has been teaching for 13 years and worked in three different schools in a variety of different roles, including Head of English. His passion is for helping teachers to continue to improve their ability to teach their students in a way that best reflects their circumstances, and to ensure that language development is an intrinsic part of learning.  @joeybagstock

Teacher Development Leader

Emma Kell
Teacher Development

I am a practising teacher of two decades, with middle and senior leadership experience. Most of my career has been London-based, and I am currently leading English and MFL at a North London School. I recently completed a Doctorate in Education on the experiences of teachers who are also parents at Middlesex University. For the last year, I have been writing a book for Bloomsbury Education entitled How to Survive and Thrive in Teaching. My book, due for publication in January 2018, addresses the current crisis in teacher recruitment and retention and takes a pragmatic and positive approach to ways forward. My book represents the voices of almost 4,000 teachers, former teachers and education professionals.  @thosethatcan

Andy Tharby & Shaun Allison
Teacher Development

Andy has been an English teacher for eleven years, has worked as a ‘research lead’ and is now working as part of the Durrington Research School team. He co-wrote Making every lesson count with Shaun Alison and has recently published his first solo book, Making Every English Lesson Count. He also writes a blog, Reflecting English. Andy’s main interest lies in encouraging a gimmick-free, evidence-informed approach to teaching. @atharby

Shaun Allison is currently a Deputy Headteacher at a large, successful comprehensive school on the south coast in West Sussex, where he leads on CPD and developing evidence informed teaching. He is the author of three books – the most recent, ‘Making Every Lesson Count’, was co-authored with Andy Tharby and examines six principles that support great teaching.  @shaun_allison

Candida Javaid
Teacher Development

Candida Javaid now living in Oxford, teaching languages and working with SCITT trainees at The Royal Latin School in Buckingham. Formerly Assistant Head in charge of Teaching and Learning, supporting Teach First trainees and NQTs at Bridgwater College Trust. Candida focuses in her work on evidence-based teaching strategies and how teachers can engage in research.  @candidajavaid

Debbie Inglis
Teacher Development

Debbie is an experienced Performance Coach & Trainer, with an education background in a range of roles including Deputy Head and Local Authority Consultant.

A director at Square Two, Debbie now coaches leaders in schools across all sectors, in the UK and internationally. She also trains teachers and school leaders in Coaching Skills, and runs CPD & Wellbeing groups for DHTs/AHTs and Heads.

Debbie enjoys sharing her knowledge on Leadership and Coaching via Twitter and her blog. She has also been featured in the #Teacher5aday Wellbeing Journal & NAHT magazine – Leadership Focus. Find out more about Debbie here: www.squaretwo.co.uk  @HTcoach

5th Anniversary Special!

Jennifer Ludgate
5th Anniversary

Head of English. Research Lead. @MissJLud

Helene Galdin-O’Shea
5th Anniversary

Helene Galdin-O’Shea has been a teacher, primarily of English, for 20 years and has led the teaching of media studies for the last 8. Helene is an SLE in CPD for the Canons Park Teaching Alliance and Director of Teaching School, and as such, very much involved in the design and delivery of the ITT programme for School Direct trainees. As part of the DfE Expert group on Professional Development of Teachers, she contributed to the CPD Standard for Professional Learning. Outside of school, she is part of the CEBE advisory panel. Helene also works alongside Tom Bennett to organise researchED events.  @hgaldinoshea

Chris Curtis
5th Anniversary

Chris Curtis has taught for over ten years. He is currently Head of English and part of his school’s leadership team. In his free time, he blogs at: http://learningfrommymistakesenglish.blogspot.co.uk/

@Xris32

Kev Bartle
5th Anniversary

Keven Bartle has been the Headteacher of Canons High School, a vibrant comprehensive in the Borough of Harrow, NW London since September 2014. Previously Deputy Head at the school for six years, Keven has held responsibility for data, assessment, pedagogy and building system leadership capacity: Canons has recently been designated a lead Teaching School within the Canons Park TSA. Keven regularly pollutes the blogosphere (pretentiously known as dailygenius.wordpress.com) with his thoughts on teaching and school leadership. Keven’s views, which are best summarised using the Latin phrase “Nil Magnum, Nisi Bonum”, are entirely his own, although he hopes that in publishing them for all to see, colleagues at his school and elsewhere will challenge him in the expectation that he matches the reality to the rhetoric. @kevbartle

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