Literary Festival 2018

  • Curated by John Catt Educational
  • Hear from leading education authors
  • Meet the authors and share ideas
  • Sessions across both days of the Festival

This year the Festival is delighted to host our inaugural Literary Festival, curated by leading education book publisher John Catt education. The Literary Festival will include personal and honest sessions as JCE authors including Nicky Morgan, Neil Carmichael, Tom Sherrington and Drew Povey discuss their books and host forthright debates about the issues within them. And all will be happy to sign copies of their books afterwards.

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Literary Festival agenda

Thursday 21 June


10:10 – 10:50 | Fiona Miller: The Best For My Child: Did the market really deliver?

11:00 – 11:40 | Neil Carmichael: the post-Brexit education landscape

12:20 – 13:00 | Craig Barton: How I Wish I’d Taught Maths: Lessons learned from research, conversations with experts, and 12 years of mistakes

13:10 – 13:50 | Drew Povey: Educating Drew: The real story of Harrop Fold School

14:30 – 15:10 | Emma Knights: The future of school governance

15:20 – 16:00 | Michelle Haywood: @researchSEND: using research to improve SEND classrooms


Friday 22 June


10:10 – 10:50 | Nicky Morgan: Taught Not Caught: educating for 21st Century character

11:00 – 11:40 | Neil and Jane Hawkes: the Inner Curriculum: how to develop wellbeing, resilience and character

12:20 – 13:00 | Mary Myatt: Curriculum crossroads: coherence, concepts, conversations

14:30 – 15:10 | Jamie Thom: Slow Teaching – on finding calm, clarity and impact in the classroom

 15:20 – 16:00 | Tom Sherrington: – The Learning Rainforest