A former maths and physics teacher (MEng (Oxon) ALCM PGCE) with nine years experience, a former consultant specialising in data and assessment, and author of textbook materials. He writes and speaks widely in media and at conferences and advises ministers and policy makers around professional development. He founded the Teacher Development Trust in 2012. David.Weston@TDTrust.org
As an accomplished Non-Profit Organisation Leader with an Entrepreneurial Spirit former roles include Interim CEO, Project Director, Finance and Business Development Director, Resources Director of Cambridge House and the Round Chapel Old School Rooms. Completed a Masters in Charity Management at Cass Business School. Previously founded and owned his own businesses in transport, construction, retail, manufacturing, property development and tourism in South Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. firstname.lastname@example.org
I am assistant head teacher with responsibility for eLearning at Cramlington Learning Village. Our school has had a fantastic ICT journey which began well over a decade ago and has led to an international reputation for effective and innovative use of technology for learning. I am lucky enough to have been appointed as the lead teacher for the UK in a EUN led Creative Classrooms and I am a Google Certified teacher. I am excited to have begun a secondment working with the Teacher Development Trust as North East lead for their NTEN program.
Lord Andrew Adonis, served 12 years in government as a Minister and special adviser. He was Secretary of State for Transport, Minister for Schools, Head of the No.10 Policy Unit, and senior No. 10 adviser on education, public services and constitutional reform. After the last general election he became Director of the Institute for Government (2010-12). In government he pioneered key public service reforms including the Academy programme, which established over 200 independent state schools to replace failing secondary schools, the radical university tuition fees and grants reform of 2004, and the plan to develop a high-speed rail line from London to northern England and Scotland. Before entering politics, Andrew was a journalist and academic focusing on public policy and constitutional analysis. He was Public Policy Editor of the Financial Times, and Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, where he gained a PhD in modern political history. Andrew is also author of seven books including “Education, Education, Education” (September 2012) on educational reform. He has been a member of the House of Lords since 2005 and currently sits on the frontbench as Shadow Infrastructure Minister.
- Juliet Brookes, Senior Manager, Research & Development Networks at the National College.
- Professor Rob Coe, Professor in the School of Education and Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM).
- Philippa Cordingley, Chief Executive, Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE).
- Professor Pete Dudley, Associate Director of Children’s Services in the London Borough of Camden and Professor of Education, University of Leicester. Honorary Secretary of the World Association of Lesson Studies. Formerly Director of the National Primary Strategy.
- Liz Francis, Deputy Director, Performance Unit, Department for Education. Formerly director of workforce strategy, standards and qualifications at TDA.
- Laura McInerney, Editor of Schools Week. Fulbright Scholar, journalist, author, former teacher and consultant at LKMco.
- Dr. Jonathan Sharples, Manager of Partnerships at the Institute of Effective Education, currently seconded to the Education Endowment Foundation.
- Jo Palmer-Tweed, Advisor to The National College for Teaching and Leadership and is Strategic Lead for the expert subject advisory groups for the new primary curriculum.
- Professor Daniel Muijs, Professor of Education at the University of Southampton and is acknowledged expert in the fields of Educational and Teacher Effectiveness and quantitative research methods.
- Chair: Sir John Holman, President, Royal Society of Chemistry, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of York and Senior Adviser in Education at the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Foundation, Chair of the Salters Institute, Former Headteacher.
- Andy Buck, Managing Director of Leadership Matters and Dean of the Leadership Faculty at Teaching Leaders. Former Director of Teaching Schools at the National College.
- Sam Freedman, Executive Director of Programmes at TeachFirst, formerly Policy Advisor to Michael Gove at the Department for Education.
- Russell Hobby, General Secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT).
- David Laws, Executive Chairman, CentreForum. Formerly Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, Minister of State for Schools, Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Yeovil.
- Charlotte Leslie MP, representing the constituency of Bristol North West. Formerly researcher/associate at the National Autistic Society, the Young Foundation and Policy Exchange.
- Mark McCourt (Founding Chair), Chief Executive, La Salle Education. Formerly Senior Director at Tribal, Director at NCTEM, school leader, inspector and AST.
- Dame Alison Peacock, Executive Headteacher at The Wroxham School & Educational Research Centre (A National Teaching School). Author, Creating Learning without Limits. Formerly National Network Leader at The Cambridge Primary Review,
- Anna Pedroza, Marketing Director, Baker-Dearing Trust. Formerly an independent communications and marketing consultant who worked with TeachersMedia, Edcoms, O2 Learn and IRIS Connect. Formerly Director of Marketing and Communications at Teachers TV.
- Martin Post, Regional Schools Commissioner for South-Central England and North-West London. Formerly Headmaster of Watford Grammar School for Boys and National Leader of Education.
- Robin Schlinkert, Product Manager at Google, formerly Head of Strategy and Operations – Global Partner Business Solutions , Google and Senior Associate at McKinsey.