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James Nottingham

“James Nottingham will help you navigate the world of educational concepts and research with a wonderful blend of clarity and good humour.”
Professor CAROL DWECK
“What you get with James is the perfect blend of research analysis, high expectations, good humour, and practical advice. The impact he has had across our Early Years, Primary & Secondary schools has been outstanding.”
Director, Multi-academy Trust
“James Nottingham is on of the clearest and most engaging thought leaders on creating a culture of  deep, engaging, challenging learning in schools.”
MATHILDA JOUBERT, Australian Council for Educational Leaders

James Nottingham, FRSA

James is a teacher, leader, and consultant; creator of the Learning Pit; author of 11 books for teachers, leaders and parents; founder of educational companies in Australia, Japan, the three Scandinavian countries, the UK, and the USA; and co-founder of P4C.com.

He has worked across the 3-19 age range, first as a teaching assistant then as a teacher and leader in schools in the UK. Today, he splits his time between giving keynote speeches, leading his team, writing books, and offering demonstration lessons (give him any class, any age, and he’ll show some of the best ways to move students from surface to deep learning).

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an award granted for making outstanding achievements to social progress and development, and is included in the Future 500, a ‘definitive list of the UK’s most forward thinking and creative innovators’.

Contact James

What to book James for

  • Keynotes
  • All-staff days (pre-K-12)
  • Demonstration lessons
  • Webinars
  • Video presentations (with or without subtitles)
  • Podcasts & interviews

Additional opportunities as part of longer-term support:

  • Presentations to parents
  • Progress reports
  • Leadership coaching
  • Visits (incl. overseas) to high impact schools
  • Lesson resources

Keynotes & Onsite Events

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Online Consultancy

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Bio & Images

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Longer-term Support

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Books & Videos

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Areas of Expertise

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Regional Information About James

Match Your Dates

James is open to invitations from around the world.

If your dates match a time when he is in your country already then costs will be reduced accordingly.

To help you spot opportunities to add extra days to an existing trip, the colour-coding shows the regions James visits most often:

Booked in Europe
Booked in USA & Canada
Booked in Oz, NZ, Japan
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
SU
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27
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29
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England

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VIC, Oz

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NSW, Oz

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NSW, Oz

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NSW, Oz

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ACT, Oz

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VIC, Oz

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Online – BW

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QLD, Oz

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QLD, Oz

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WA, Oz

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WA, Oz

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Finland

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England

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Regional Contacts

Head Office (UK)
engage@learningpit.org
T: +44 1670 330036

USA (CST)
Carmen Bergmann
T: +1 309 245 6885

Australia (AEST)
Emma Robertson
T: +61 457 632 398

Japan
Clare Barnfather
T: +81 90 6434 1256

Head Office Address

Challenging Learning,
2 Linnet Court,
Cawledge Business Park,
Alnwick, Northumberland,
NE66 2GD, UK

The Learning Pit is part of the Challenging Learning group with offices in the UK, Australia, Japan, Scandinavia, USA

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