Becky Allen who is Professor of Education at the University of Brighton and Chief Analyst and a co-founder of Teacher Tapp. Becky is the author of 'The Teacher Gap' and 'The Next Big Thing in School Improvement' and will be talking about and answering questions regarding both of these popular books.
Toby Greany, Chair in Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham will be discussing his ‘Leading in Lockdown’ report which was first issued in November 2021. Toby will share findings from the first two phases and will then deliver an interactive session around the issues and potential ways forward for TS Hubs, teachers and leaders across the five counties region.
Tom Rees is Executive Director for Programmes at Ambition Institute. Tom's afternoon session will focus on Ambition as an organisation and their purpose, mission and aspirations in the PD landscape and will incorporate reflections on the ECT and NPQ programmes to date.
Matt Stevenson and Richard Gill
We are delighted that our Joining the Dots conference will be opened by Matt Stevenson, Deputy Director to the Regional Schools Commissioner SW and Richard Gill CBE, Chair of Teaching School Hubs Council and CEO of Arthur Terry Learning Partnership.
Professor Jane Andrews
Professor Jane Andrews, University West of England, teaches and researches in a range of areas with a particular interest in multilingualism and learning.
Jane will be hosting a workshop at Joining the Dots based upon her recent extremely interesting research project, funded by the AHRC, entitled "Creating Welcoming Learning Environments: Disseminating arts-based approaches to including all learners in their education". Jane is the co-author of the recently published book 'Creating Welcome Learning Environments, Using Creative Arts Methods in Language Classrooms'.