4myconference16banner4myschools are proudly sponsoring the Norfolk Primary Headteachers’ Association (NPHA) and Norfolk Secondary Education Leaders (NSEL) conference this Thursday and Friday 16th – 17th November 2016 at Centre Parcs, Elvedon, Suffolk.

4myschools are sponsoring James Nottingham founder of Challenging Learning an independent consultancy in 2005. Challenging learning provide professional development training and resources for people working with 3-19 year olds,  including specialisms in challenge, creativity, dialogue, feedback, growth mindsets, leadership, progress and teaching thinking.

NPHA and NSEL are committed to the shared ambition of ‘A Good Education for Every Norfolk Leaner’. The vision as senior leader associations is for Norfolk’s education community to achieve and progress without limits.

NPHA and NSEL aim to, develop leadership at all levels, improve teaching & learning, encourage a culture of high expectations for all and increase the quantity of high quality teachers and leaders available to work in Norfolk.

4myschools are proud to attend and sponsor this thought provoking conference, where school leaders will be inspired to help children in Norfolk succeed.


More about James Nottingham*:

James is the founder and executive director of Challenging Learning. His passion is in transforming the most up-to-date research into strategies that really work in the classroom. He has been described by Skolvärlden (Swedish Teaching Union) as “one of the most talked about names in the world of school development.”

His first book, Challenging Learning has been published in 5 languages and has received widespread critical acclaim. His follow-up book, Encouraging Learning, supports his work with parents and community groups, as well as with teachers and leaders. Currently he is writing a series of books to share the best strategies for feedback, challenge, dialogue, progress and metacognition.

Before training to be a teacher, James worked on a pig farm, in the chemical industry, for the American Red Cross and as a teaching assistant in a school for deaf children. At university, he gained a first class honours degree in education. He then worked as a teacher and leader in primary and secondary schools in the UK before co-founding an award-winning, multi-million pound regeneration project supporting education, public and voluntary organisations across north east England.

In 2005, James started JN Partnership Ltd. He later developed this into the group of companies known today as Challenging Learning. The group has offices in the UK, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Australia, and employs 20 full-time and approximately 50 part-time staff. James is well known throughout Scandinavia for his work with John Hattie’s Visible Learning. Internationally he is known for his work on challenge, progress, Philosophy for Children and the Learning Pit.

In 2009, James was listed among the Future 500 – a “definitive list of the UK’s most forward-thinking and brightest innovators.”

You can find out more about James and his work over on his website: https://www.jamesnottingham.co.uk

You’ll also find James on twitter: https://twitter.com/JamesNottinghm and Facebook: https://twitter.com/JamesNottinghm

*source: https://www.jamesnottingham.co.uk