Realising Potential - Digital - Speakers

Thursday 17 Mar 2022 - Wednesday 23 Mar 2022
Online modules and on-demand content

Claire Gadsby, Educational Consultant and Author 

Claire is an educational consultant and widely-selling author. Her extensive experience of school improvement was gained from working with hundreds of schools globally to help raise achievement. Claire regularly coaches teachers in the classroom and is a leading expert on formative assessment, time efficient feedback and literacy. When Claire is not working with teachers, you will find her delivering her Radical Revision Workshops © to pupils and parents. Find out more about Claire at 

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Caroline Bentley-Davies, Teaching, Learning and Leadership Consultant and Author

Caroline Bentley-Davies is a teaching, learning and leadership consultant with over 20 years’ experience in education. She is the author of 6 best-selling books on education. Her most recent book, Sticky Teaching & Learning: How to make your students remember what you teach them, focuses on how to inspire and motivate pupils to be better learners. Caroline’s training is noted for being both inspiring and practical and is centred on helping educators ensure that their pupils meet their potential. You can find out further information about her at:  and on twitter as @realcbd

Bradley Busch, Registered Psychologist and Director, InnerDrive

Bradley Busch is a registered Psychologist and Director at InnerDrive. Having worked with over 300 schools, he is one of the leading experts on how to use psychological research to help improve learning, memory, motivation and performance. He has written two blogs for The Guardian and The Telegraph and is the co-author of the best selling book ‘The Science of Learning’. Outside of education, Bradley also works with international and Premiership footballers, along with olympians and paralympians who won medals for Team GB at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Bob Cox, Education Consultant and Author

Bob Cox, a teacher for 23 years, has presented ideas about high quality learning and English for many years at regional, national and international conferences in his role as education consultant. He is the award-winning author of the ‘Opening Doors’ series of books, used in thousands of schools. There is now an active and growing UK network of ‘Opening Doors’ schools. Bob’s work explores inclusion and excellence for all and how a challenging curriculum can be accessed and enjoyed by every pupil. Bob has now supported about 500 schools, cross-phase and cross-curricular, encouraging approaches using quality texts to quality writing routes. Find out more about Bob and his work at and connect on Twitter @BobCox_SFE

Kate Jones, Teaching and Learning Lead, InnerDrive

Kate Jones is Teaching and Learning Lead with InnerDrive and a former teacher of history and Head of Department. In addition to her teaching and leadership roles, Kate is the author of six books published with John Catt Educational, including the Retrieval Practice series. Kate is also a regular writer for the TES and HWRK magazines. Kate has spoken at various educational events and conferences around the world including in Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Middle East and Europe. Kate is very proud to be an ambassador for Winston's Wish. Winston's Wish is a bereavement charity that supports grieving children, families and schools.

Anoara Mughal, Founder, Inspire Metacognition

Anoara is an experienced school leader and teacher, who is passionate about closing the disadvantage gap. She has worked in primary schools in East London for 15 years, leading a number of whole school areas and she passed the NPQH in 2020. Passionate about women leading in education, Anoara is a Regional Leader @WomenEdLondon. She has written online articles for a number of organisations including The Chartered College of Teaching. Anoara has spoken at a number of conferences including The Festival of Education where she presented and contributed to a panel discussion entitled What is a broad and balanced curriculum? Author of Think!: Metacognition-powered Primary Teaching, Anoara is the Founder of Inspire Metacognition. You can follow her on @IMetacognition where she holds monthly chats on metacognition or @anoara_a where she tweets about various topics.

Paul Trainor, Managing Director, Positive Synergy

Paul has a consultancy business, Positive Synergy, which works with organisations across education, business and elite sport to develop their performance through developing their people. He is an experienced senior leader, having held senior roles at 4 secondary schools in different contexts across the North West.

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