James Nottingham

James Nottingham is the creator of the Learning Pit, one of the most widely used models for teaching to emerge in the last 20 years. He is also the author of 12 books, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and is listed in The Future 500, a definitive list of the UK’s most forward thinking and creative innovators. He is driven by the desire to make education a better experience than the one he encountered as a child. Having attended four primary schools and been expelled from two high schools, James was a student who fell through the gap. Throughout this time, he hated reading – particularly anything that teachers told him he must read. It was only after some voluntary work in South African squatter camps that he saw a different possibility for education; one that could inspire and transform lives. Since then, he has been on a mission to discover and share the very best that education has to offer in the hope that children won’t need to wait until they are adults, as he had to, before discovering the joy of learning!

More about James can be found here.

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James & his team have written 12 books for teachers, leaders, & parents. The books shown below are the most relevant to today’s event.

Why a Growth Mindset makes a difference in Learning
Most in-depth guide with lots of resources
Perfect for your PLC book study

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This is the name of the group of companies founded by James Nottingham (full details shown on the Contact Us page). It is also the name of his first book.

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