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Webinar: Developing and supporting the teachers and leaders of tomorrow

A panel discussion on how we can develop and support the teachers and leaders of tomorrow

A long term plan for developing and supporting the teachers and leaders of tomorrow.

Professor Dame Alison Peacock chaired a discussion with Viv Grant, Barnaby Lenon CBE , Dan Morrow and Professor Sam Twiselton OBE.

The ‘staffroom sessions’ were run by the Chartered College of Teaching and the Foundation for Education Development (FED) as part of the FED National Education Summit.

The sessions challenge us all to consider a long-term approach for education. Join the discussion and share your views as we consider the #FutureOfTeaching

About the FED National Education Summit

Looking at Education through a long-term lens over a series of events.

An international cast of educators, business leaders and politicians will look at education through a long-term lens over a series of events. It will highlight key issues for the future of education from both a national and international perspective.


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About our speakers

Carl Ward FCCT

Chief Executive, Foundation for Education Development

Carl is Chief Executive of the City Learning Trust; a 3 to 19 MAT in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and Chair of the Foundation for Education Development. He has regional, national and international experience in leadership development and school to school improvement and has supported national and international projects and conferences for a range of organisations.

Professor Dame Alison Peacock

Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching

Prior to becoming CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching, Professor Dame Alison Peacock was Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School in Hertfordshire. Her career to date has spanned primary, secondary and advisory roles. In 2018, she became an Honorary Fellow of Queen’s College, Cambridge, one of the first ever female Fellows admitted. She is also a Visiting Professor of both the University of Hertfordshire and Glyndwr University.

Viv Grant

Executive Coach and Company Director, Integrity Coaching

Viv Grant is an Executive Coach, Author and Public Speaker. She is the Director of Integrity Coaching, London’s leading provider of coaching services for Head teachers and senior school leaders. As an Executive coach, Viv works extensively with Head teachers and school leaders, helping them to overcome the challenges of their roles, so that they are able to maintain their humanity, joy, love for the profession and the communities they serve.

Recognised as an expert in the field, she has contributed to various books and periodicals on the subject. As an expert commentator, her contributions have also been featured in The Guardian, London Live, Sky News, Radio Four, Woman’s Hour and the World at One. Viv is also an Advisory Board member of the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools at The Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University.


Twitter: @Vivgrant

Professor Barnaby Lenon CBE

Dean, University of Buckingham

Barnaby Lenon was brought up in south London and educated at Eltham College and Oxford University. He won the Cambridge University prize for Education, taught at Eton for 12 years, was deputy head of Highgate School, head master of Trinity School Croydon and head of Harrow (12 years). He has been a governor of twenty-two schools and is currently a trustee of the ten independent and state schools in the King Edward’s Birmingham Foundation. .

He is Professor of Education at the University of Buckingham, chairman of the Independent Schools’ Council, a trustee of the Yellow Submarine charity and a member of the Ofqual standards advisory group. He has recently published two books, Much Promise: successful schools in England and Other People’s Children: what happens to the academically least successful 50%? He is one of the most widely quoted educationalists in the media. In 2019 he was awarded a CBE for services to education.

Dan Morrow

CEO and Trust Leader, Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust

Dan Morrow, CEO and Trust Leader, Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust (DMAT). Dan recently took up his role at DMAT, having worked at Woodland Academy Trust. Dan has a proven track record in school improvement and strategic leadership and systems leadership are his passion. His own leadership journey has seen him lead at a senior level in an all through, a secondary and, prior to his appointment to the Trust, a primary school. His main learning has been that leadership vision, values and behaviours are more crucial than context in securing rapid and sustained progress.

By ensuring high expectations, underpinned by accountability structures built on credibility and integrity, Dan has led schools to be outstanding in every category and turned schools from special measures to good in all categories within 12 months. Leading on accountability means ensuring clear goals and targets are set, monitored and underperformance is quickly challenged and addressed, through support and quality assurance.

Professor Sam Twiselton OBE FCCT

Director of Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University; Vice President, Chartered College of Teaching

Professor Samantha Twiselton is the Director of Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University. She uses her research and practice in the development of teacher expertise, and curriculum design to develop approaches to teacher development.

Sam has been involved in influencing Government policy on teacher education and is the Chair of the DfE ITT Core Content Framework Group, a member of the advisory panel for the DfE Teacher Recruitment and Retention advisory group, the specialist NPQs Group, the Carter Review of ITT and Expert Behaviour Management Panel, the OFSTED curriculum review pane. She is a recent recipient of an OBE for services to Higher Education. She is the Vice President of the Chartered College of Teaching.

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