St Albans School Forum on Education 2017

January 30, 2017

We are delighted to announce the date for this year’s Forum on Education as Saturday 20th May. The format will follow the same template as the inaugural conference 

Refreshingly non-corporate and intentionally smaller in scale, there is a real emphasis on sharing and discussing ideas between speakers and delegates alike. To enable this intimate and collaborative atmosphere tickets are in limited supply, so be sure to make a date for this not to be missed event! 

We have gathered together a variety of speakers from the state and independent sectors to present on and discuss ideas on building and managing effective learning-relationships. The three fabulous keynote speakers are confirmed as:

Dr Jill Berry, former Headteacher, author and leadership consultant.

Mike Grenier, English teacher and housemaster, co-founder of the Slow Education movement.

Professor Sophie Scott, deputy director of UCL’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, standup scientist and TED 2015 Speaker.

Confirmed seminar leaders include:

  • James Bown, Head of Geography, Testing the pedagogy – a year of action research…
  • Elizabeth Carr, Head of History, Modelling history, making historians
  • Dawn Cox, Head of Religious Education, Another whole school initiative: Where’s the learning?
  • Nick Dennis, History / Politics teacher and leader, TBC
  • Andy Ford, Deputy Head, Creating Learning Environments – Action Research into the 21st Century Classroom
  • Greg Hacksley, Head of Sixth Form, and students of St Albans School, How do I learn?
  • Adam Lawrence, Acting Head of Theology and Philosophy, Video observation and learning relationships
  • Cameron Palmer, Head of MFL, TBC
  • Matt Pinkett, TBC
  • David Rogers, Assistant Headteacher, #GrowingGrit: developing qualities and qualifications
  • Drew Thomson, Head of Science, How can we support the building and maintaining of effective learning-relationships?
  • Bukky Yusuf, Science teacher and consultant, Challenging classes and the key lessons I learnt

The conference is strictly not-for-profit, with a ridiculously low price of just £30 for one ticket. This includes on-site parking, refreshments and lunch, as well as the high quality CPD from active classroom teachers and school leaders. Should you prefer to be emailed an invoice for your school bursary, please email

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