History and Politics Teacher/ Education blogger
Heather Fearn is curriculum director at Thetford Academy in Norfolk and deputy director of the Inspiration Trust’s new teaching school with responsibility for teacher CPD within the trust. The Inspiration Trust plans to build a radically new initial teacher training offer equipping trainees to teach and lead in implementing a ‘knowledge-based curriculum’ that is explicitly designed for dramatic and sustainable impact on the effects of disadvantage, as proven by international research. Heather is a well-known education blogger and writer and was shortlisted for the 2016 TES teacher blogger of the year award. She writes an ‘expert’ column for Schools Week and speaks regularly at education conferences such as ResearchEd.