Effective Learning: How Children Learn

Effective Learning: How Children Learn

Monday 21st January 2019 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter | 09:00 - 12:45

This half day event will bring together three keynotes focussing on various elements of what makes children effective learners. 

The sessions will explore:

  • The external drivers that can impact positively or negatively on children’s day-to-day engagement with learning
  • How schools maximise children’s internal learning approaches through developing metacognitive skills
  • Reflect upon your children’s educational journey and what supports them to be successful learners in further or higher education

Key Reasons to Attend

  • Hear from nationally renowned speakers
  • Consider how to develop metacognitive skills in your classroom
  • Share best practice with colleagues


Who Should Attend?

All Phases:

  • Headteachers
  • Deputy Headteachers
  • Teachers

This event is aimed at anyone in school who is interested in creating an effective learning environment that enables children to achieve their full potential.

About Professor Debra Myhill

Debra Myhill’s interests are in the teaching and research of language and literacy. Debra is Director of the Centre for Research in Writing and her commitment is to the bringing together of teaching, teacher education and research so that children and young people’s experience of learning to be literate enables them to be confident, articulate citizens of the future, able to use language and literature for personal fulfilment and economic well-being.

Debra’s most recent research has looked at the role of grammar in the teaching and learning of writing, with a focus on functionally-oriented grammar making links between language and meaning, and children‘s metalinguistic understanding of writing. She is also very interested in composing processes in writing, and has explored children, young people and adults‘ understanding and management of the writing process.

About Lorwyn Randall

Lorwyn is the Director of Kingsbridge Research School where he is also an Assistant Principal leading on evidence-informed Teaching and Learning.

He is working directly with the Education Endowment Foundation on various projects across the Research School Network as well as leading an evaluation of memory techniques in the classroom. He leads professional learning programmes across the South West for both the EEF and the Institute for Effective Education, working with teachers and leaders across the region to make better use of research to improve outcomes for children.

About Samantha Chapman

Samantha Chapman has been working in education for over 20 years across a wide range of education settings and roles.

Since May 2018 she has taken on a strategic leadership role to develop Babcock LDP’s approach to the social mobility agenda across all phases and consider our collective role in supporting all school staff leaders and governors to identify ways in which we ensure all children, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, achieve their full potential. Supporting schools to improve through highly effective professional development is key to Samantha’s work and her current role focuses on how we can support schools to be the best places for children to thrive and develop. She has a particular interest in early identification and intervention for children who are at risk of underachieving especially linked to improving children’s language and emotional development to empower them to become successful learners.

Masterclass Price

Early bird price: £99+VAT (valid until 30th November 2018)
Full masterclass price: £119+VAT


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It was inspirational and gave me the opportunity to reflect on what we need to do next to make our curriculum even better

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