Teaching and Learning Summit

Along with Eton College, InnerDrive asked some of the leading experts in education to give us their thoughts on how schools can become more research-informed and evidence based. Each of them were given just 22 minutes to share their thoughts. 
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Dr Iro Konstantinou
"Embedding character research into school culture"

Iro is Head of Research Programmes at the Tony Little CIRL and edits the Eton Journal for Research and Innovation in Education.
She is a Visiting Researcher and Tutor at University of Warwick, and Staff Development Lead and Tutor at Pearson Business School. Iro conducts research into character education, developing transferrable skills, inclusion and diversity in education.

Jonnie Noakes
"Embedding character research into school culture"

Jonnie is Director of Teaching and Learning at Eton College and the director of the Tony Little CIRL.
He is a director of BrainCanDo, and editorial board member of the Chartered College of Teaching's journal Impact, and a member of the global research committee of the International Boys' Schools Coalition.

Lekha Sharma
"The Overview effect and curriculum Kaizen"

Lekha is the author of Curriculum to Classroom.
She is an Evidence Lead in Education for the Greenshaw Research School, a Postgraduate student at the University of Oxford studying Learning and Teaching and an experienced Vice Principal leading on Quality of Education.

Edward Watson
"The science of learning underpinning Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction"

After leaving the Army, Edward worked in management consultancy and computer games.
He is the founder of InnerDrive and has designed and delivered student workshops and CPD to hundreds of schools around the world. Edward co-wrote Release Your Inner Drive and The Science of Learning: 99 studies that every teacher needs to know with Bradley Busch.

Sam Freedman
"How to think about policy from an SLT perspective"

Sam was a Senior Policy Advisor to the DfE from 2010 to 2013, where he helped develop policies including the pupil premium, teaching schools, the expansion of academies/free schools and the creation of the Education Endowment Foundation.
He was Executive Director at Teach First and CEO of Education Partnerships Group. He has written on education and other policy issues for many publications.

John Tomsett
"Huh? Endless curriculum conversations"

John is Headteacher at Huntington School and Research School, writes the blog "This much I know.." and co-founded the Headteachers' Roundtable Think Tank.
He is author and co-author of many books, most recently Huh? Endless curriculum conversations.

Dr Kulvarn Atwal
"Developing a dynamic learning community"

Kulvarn is a Headteacher at Highlands Primary School, recognised as one of the highest performing primary schools in London for pupil progress for the last 4 years.
He is also Interim Headteacher at Uphall Primary School, as well as a passionate advocate of teacher engagement in research. He recently published his first book, The Thinking School: Developing a dynamic learning community.

Jade Pearce
"Embedding a research-informed culture"

Jade has been teaching Economics and Business for 12 years, and is Assistant Headteacher leading on Teaching & Learning and CPD.
She is an Evidence Lead in Education with Staffordshire Research School and a member of the Education Endowment Foundation Expert Voices Group. She is a primary school governor and regularly writes for education media.

Philippa Cordingley
"Leading T&L and CPDL to teach metacognition"

Philippa is Chief Executive at CUREE and a renowned expert in CPDL and the use of research for school improvement.
She leads two coaching and training projects for Ipswich Opportunity Area, is a member of OECD's Expert Group for Country Reviews of ITE, a trustee of Big Education, the School 21 MAT and CPDL charity, and chairs the COT/ASCL/NAHT Research Advisory Group.

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What our delegates thought of the day

I was so impressed. It is hands down the best CPD I have attended and I cannot wait until the next one ... I came away with so many ideas and genuinely feeling so invigorated about how to implement so many things over the next couple of years.
One of, if not the best event I have attended! Every speaker was amazing and gave such ‘food for thought’ for delegates to take back to their schools.  Most impressive was not just the academic research within T&L but the practical, actionable and applied pedagogy which teachers can use in the classroom.
I came away inspired and re-energised (which is wonderful at the end of an exhausting year).