Moving on … Creatively – a conference for School Direct, NQT & RQTs

Course Leader(s)

Louise Moore & Jane Thackstone

Inspire 2 Learn Centre, Normanby Road, Redcar & Cleveland, TS6 9AE £75 for Middlesbrough Schools - £95 for out of authority schools Places Available100 7 Apr 2017 09:00 - 15:30

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Our Annual Moving On conference aimed at School Direct students, NQTs and RQTs.


Guest speakers this year include Hwyel Roberts and John Tomsett, as well as a marketplace/exhibition with information and small items to purchase from such vendors as:



Seven Stories

Dorman Museum

Drake the Bookshop

Acorn Antics

Kirkleatham Museum


Hywel Roberts

Hywel’s reputation has grown hugely since he stepped out of the classroom in 2009. He has found an incredible and innovative niche in the world of model teaching contributing to and advising curriculum designers and innovators from Barnsley to Brussels, from Cairo to Cleethorpes. Hywel is as at home in front of hundreds of Headteachers on the conference circuit as he is when working with EAL children on the carpets of their classrooms. Hywel contributes to the national conversation around education at school and university level. He is an experienced teacher in Special, Primary and Secondary settings, nationally and internationally. He is also a well- respected author and contributes regularly to a variety of publications.

As well as contributing to University Education programmes in Sheffield, Leeds, Huddersfield, Liverpool, Durham and Wolverhampton, Hywel still works with children, keeping his insight fresh, current and useful. His work deals with curriculum liberation, creative practice, engagement, leadership, literacy, teacher development and Imagineering – the liberation of the art of teaching.

In addition to working in schools, Hywel is in demand as a conference keynote speaker and a regular contributor to conferences including The Sunday Telegraph Festival of Education, Northern Rocks, Practical Pedagogies in France, and The University of Belfast Thinking Conference.

His award winning book ‘Oops! Getting Children to Learn Accidentally’ is published by Crown House Publishing and has proved very popular with educators around the world and now is a feature on the reading list of many university teacher training courses.

He’s also very, very funny.


John Tomsett

John Tomsett has been a teacher for 28 years and a head teacher for thirteen. He is head teacher at Huntington School, York. He writes a blog called “This much I know…” and is a co-founder of the Headteachers’ Roundtable think-tank. His first book is called, “Love over Fear, This much I know about growing truly great teaching.” His second book, published earlier this year, is called, “Mind Over Matter, This much I know about improving mental health in our schools”. He remains resolutely wedded to teaching and helping colleagues improve their classroom practice.