We are very excited to be hosting so many influential and inspirational speakers at our Conference on 25th June:
Professor David Hopkins
David is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Education, University of London, where he also held the inaugural HSBC iNet Chair in International Leadership. He is currently Education Director for multi-academy trust, Bright Tribe. David is also a Trustee of Outward Bound; Executive Director of the charity ‘Adventure Learning Schools’; holds visiting professorships at six national and international universities; and consults internationally on school reform.
Carl is the Executive Headteacher of Hartsholme Academy and St Giles Academy. Hartsholme Academy is a National Teaching School and National Support School and was awarded ‘Innovation School of the Year 2013’. Carls philosophy centres on innovative practices that enable students to be fully interdependent and instilling “a burning desire for a need to know”. Carl’s work draws on global research of meta-cognative development and understand ‘how’ and ‘why’ we learn.
Mark Anderson is a passionate advocate for the use of technology in the classroom to improve and enhance learning. With 16 years classroom experience and an ADE (Apple Distinguished Educator), Mark has a proven track record of outstanding teaching and learning linked to innovative and deliberate use of technology. He has a knack of being able to tie together pedagogy to technology.
Professor Sir George Berwick
George Berwick has been described as a visionary. His inspirational and innovative leadership coupled with his relentless pursuit for excellence continues to thrive through his National and International work with Challenge Partners and Olevi. He is Chief Executive of Challenge Partners.
John has worked in schools across the UK and the United States to support them in curriculum design and school transformation. John also works in school design, curriculum design, and supports schools to develop adult learning communities and REAL Projects.
Prior to working with the Innovation Unit, John taught Humanities at High Tech High Chula Vista, a charter school in California that works to share and develop project based learning around the world. John’s interests and work has focused on project based learning across subject areas, as well as academic support and motivation, individual student inquiry projects, internships, assessment, simulations to understand history, drama and experiential professional development.
Andy is Head of Cornwall Outdoors. With over 60 years’ experience in delivering outdoor activities Cornwall Outdoors can rightfully lay claim to being the most experienced outdoor provider in Cornwall. Established in 1947 as a means to reunite and re-energise the young people of Europe after the Second World War, Cornwall Outdoors began with a set of tents in a field near Restormel Castle in mid Cornwall. Humble beginnings with a hugely ambitious aim our belief remains the same; that outdoor activities and outdoor education offer massive benefits to those who take part so we simply say, “Get out, have fun, get better!”
Ben is Deputy Headteacher at Alverton Primary School. He is passionate about using Mindfulness to direct our attention to what happens moment by moment rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen.