Date of the Event:

5th October 2022

Your Keynote Speaker

James Nottingham

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

He has worked across the 3-19 age range, first as a teaching assistant in Yorkshire then as a teacher and leader in schools in Cumbria and the North East. Two days a week, he can be found running demo lessons (give him any class, any age, and he’ll show you the questioning techniques and thinking moves to best guide pupils from surface to deep learning). The rest of his week is filled with keynotes; working alongside his team to deliver long-term support for schools; book writing; swimming & dog walking.

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