So far sixty-eight great educators have offered their time to present at #PedagooHampshire17 on the 16th of September this year at Eggar’s School (@eggars). This year I am also very pleased to announce that Dame Alison Peacock will provide the keynote building on the success of this annual event and providing a clear link to the work of the Chartered College.

Free Tickets are available here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pedagoohampshire17-tickets-31783816250 and if you would like to join the list of volunteer presenters the link is here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pedagoohampshire17presenters-tickets-27799145994 .

The presenter sessions and biographies will be posted here over the next few months but to whet your appetite see the details below and read about #PedagooHampshire and how you can get involved.








Leah Crawford @think_talk_org


Leah has 15 years experience as a Local Authority English Inspector/Adviser, working across the primary and secondary phases, supporting schools at all stages in their journey. In her school career, she held pastoral and subject leader roles. She is now Director of Thinktalk consultancy, is an Associate Tutor for the King’s College Let’s Think in English Cognitive Acceleration programme and is teaching and studying at Winchester University.

Blended reading for mastery at primary

As an LA adviser, I found the amount of time primary colleagues spent planning for and assessing  reading unsustainable.  Teachers would plan 6 guided reading sessions around 6 different texts, and the associated independent ‘carousel’ tasks, on top of daily English/Literacy sessions – not to mention the time then spent marking both English and Guided Reading books/outcomes.  During 2016-17, I have worked with 3 clusters of schools in Hampshire and neighbouring counties rethinking the teaching reading comprehension, so that teachers are in a position to make knowledgeable and principled decisions about provision that are effective and sustainable.  Teacher evaluations, I think,  make the link to workforce reform clear:

‘I have fallen in love with Guided Reading all over again!  Carousels are a thing of the past.’

‘Structured, practical, helpful and inspiring.’

‘I now understand mastery and depth for all. It means less planning, fewer questions, more authentic listening.’

‘Staff now feel they are really teaching reading, not just listening in and assessing.’

Come to gain an insight in to streamlining your planning and assessment of reading.

Niomi Roberts 

Currently I am a Year 5 teacher, SLE and Head of Science, across our academy cluster.

I’m continually determined to develop and share efficient and best practise with colleagues. My passions include emotional intelligence, impact pedagogy, travel, fitness and wellbeing.

I’ve learnt ever so much, in my 6 years of teaching, as I like to challenge myself and find new initiatives to improve teaching and learning. I set myself new challenges, goals and projects, each academic year. My goal and intrinsic motivation is to aid my colleagues and other schools I work alongside, to develop their teaching pedagogy. This in turn aids children and their progress, but most importantly creates confident, worldy and well rounded individuals.

My talk will be focused on ‘Make it Stick’, which links to precision pedagogy. Being efficient, effective and having a remarkable impact!

Victoria Hewett @MrsHumanities


Victoria is currently Head of Geography and Environmental Systems and Societies at an International Grammar School in Kent. She has 5 years of teaching experience, almost 4 years of which have been in Middle Leadership roles.  Formerly Head of Humanities at a free school with high numbers of SEN and low ability students, Victoria made the move to the grammar system in September 2016 going back to her roots in geography and environmental education.

Since becoming a middle leader, Victoria has spent vast amounts of time carrying out action research into marking and feedback. Victoria is on a mission to find the best approaches that ensure and maintain high quality feedback whilst supporting the work/life balance of the teacher. At last year’s PedagooHampshire, Victoria presented a wide range of feedback ideas during her presentation on Less is More Marking.

Since becoming a middle leader, Victoria has spent vast amounts of time carrying out action research into marking and feedback. Victoria is on a mission to find the best approaches that ensure and maintain high quality feedback whilst supporting the work/life balance of the teacher. At last year’s PedagooHampshire, Victoria presented a wide range of feedback ideas during her presentation on Less is More Marking.

Kiran Satti

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Kiran started teaching in September 2010 and has developed a range of teaching experiences from Early Years to Y6. She has led in several areas; PSHE, Pupil Voice, Art, Business Enterprise and Science. She has studied to Masters Level (Teaching Studies), looking at how dialogic spaces facilitate quality and optimum learning environments. Her dream is to be English Lead…one day she will be!

Presentation Kindness in the classroom…sprinkled with celebs and confetti

Presentation will explore how as adults we can be authentically kind to ourselves and others, as well as how we can nurture an environment of kindness through values, activities, classroom management and English/ literature.


Julie Hunter Assistant Headteacher, Bradon Forest School


Julie is an MFL teacher with 17 years’ experience in the state sector and now works as an Assistant Headteacher in Wiltshire with responsibilities for more able and gifted students. During her mentoring work with this cohort of students she has increasingly become concerned with student mental wellbeing and mental strength. In 2014 Julie completed a course on the Science of Happiness with UC Berkeley and has recently completed a Mindfulness Diploma. She is on a mission to improve the happiness of all students at her school and has written her own Positive Psychologies programme. The programme has been implemented across the entire school for both staff and students in 2015/16. The logical development was to rebuild PSHE to ensure all students were equipped for being 21st Century Global Citizenship.

Rachel Hawke


I have been teaching geography for 5 years and in September 2016 was appointed as Curriculum Leader at Court Moor School in Fleet. My teaching style encourages students to become independent thinkers and enquire about the world around them. I love that my subject is so dynamic and that students are able to relate things we teach to news events and places they visit.

Helen Shapter Wheeler  @teach_resilient


Having taught mostly Drama in mainstream secondary schools for 12 years, I made the leap to SEN teaching in 2013. Alongside my pastoral work in mainstream, I trained to become an Adlerian counsellor; this proved invaluable in my SEN role. I now teach English and Sociology at a small pupil referral unit which is specifically for students with medical and mental health needs.

Anita Devi – Session Title (work in progress):  4Cs, 4Es & Changemakers!


Learning is about growth; it is about change.  So, in effect, as a teacher, first and foremost, I am a #ChangeMaker.  Professionally, I have had the honour of working across the sector from early years to postgraduate level – enabling other agents of change (in the UK and overseas) to galvanise their resources (inner and outer) to contribute to systemic change in education. These agents of change include teachers/lecturers, leaders as well as learners, parents and other individuals/ organisations in the community. My specialism is SEND & Inclusion; breaking down the barriers that prevent learners experiencing the joy of learning.  With a background in school leadership, local authority change management, research and national policy development, I have been a consultant for 8 years!  I am also part-time PhD student exploring sustainable intragenerational social mobility …well that’s the plan! I believe together we can create a system that is truly is fit for purpose, so it excels all children & young people beyond their dreams (#NextGenLeaders), so it fosters hope & transformative dialogues amongst inter-generations and people of all nations. So, it sparks creativity & innovation. My why? I believe in the JOY of learning. www.AnitaDevi.com @Butterflycolour

Jaz Ampaw-Farr


Jaz is passionate about the difference teachers make. Through celebration and provocation she uses the transformative power of her own story to motivate and inspire today’s ordinary heroes – YOU!

Jaz has delivered keynotes internationally for the education, health and business sectors. Her enthusiasm is infectious and hugely motivating. Her background as a stand up comedian and literacy advisor, in-depth knowledge of her subject and commitment to empowering teachers all guarantee Jaz’s sessions to be engaging, motivating and resourceful.

Reading, writing and spelling were Jaz’s tickets out of poverty. This experience led her into teaching, setting up her own literacy consultancy then becoming an international speaker, teaching and learning coach and a catalyst for change. She believes our main role in teaching is to be advocates for learners. Her book, Because of You, looks at reverse engineering her own mindset shift and pinpointing the part that teachers played. It provides a toolkit for teachers to embed a resilience mindset in their learners that is adaptable to their own personal lives.

You may recognise Jaz from the BBC spelling show, Hard Spell Abbey, which she worked on as educational advisor, writer and co-presenter.  More recently she appeared as a candidate on The Apprentice. Fortunately she is more of an expert at delivering inspiring talks than selling lucky Chinese cats!

Joe Burkmar @joeburkmar 


Course Leader of Wessex Schools Teaching Partnership and Teacher of PE. I love to coach and mentor within my school and have this year taken the lead on running our second teachmeet, Staff well being Teacher 5 a day January and Earth Day. I love to try new styles of teaching out and this year have built Flipped learning into my teaching.

Hannah Wilson @TheHopefulHT


Hannah is the Co-Founder of #WomenEd and Headteacher of Aureus School.

She will be curating a #leadmeet to explore & develop the #iwd17 theme #beboldforchange

Be #10%braver & contact her to contribute a 5 min micro presentation on leadership, diversity or equality.

Joe O’Reilly – Deputy SENCo, Skills Centre Lead Teacher

Townhill Junior School, Southampton @edu_wellbeing

With over 15 years’ experience working with the most vulnerable groups in society I have supported the change and adoption of behaviours, I am now using my knowledge and expertise, improving outcomes for school children.


Throughout my professional career, I have supported offenders in prison to overcome addictions and challenge maladaptive behaviours, as well as managing a county-wide drug treatment service for young people. I have also worked for Children Services, implementing the “Integrated Working” strategy across the children and young people’s workforce: including developing induction standards, support for emotional distress and safeguarding.

In 2012, I completed my PGCE and am now plying my trade in a primary school, where I began as a year 6. teacher. After working with Year 6 using, my skills for supporting pupils through the anxiety of events such as SATs and transiton, I developed a Skills Centre. Based as a central part of the school, it supports the holistic needs of a child while progressing through education – an approach I have termed the “BASE approach”. My skills for supporting behaviour has seen me work with colleagues to develop strategies in the more lively classes! Both the LA and OFSTED have been extremely positive about the Skills Centre – but more importantly, so to have the children I have the pleasure of working with.

My skills for developing the workforce in regards to supporting vulnerable groups has seen me commissioned by:

  • Faith based groups
  • Secondary schools
  • Pupil Referral Units
  • Alternative Provisions
  • LA Children Services
  • National Fostering Association

As well as my role within the primary setting, I have also been working with a local university to develop the knowledge of trainee teachers in regards to supporting emotional distress.



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