Meet the Experts


One of the great benefits of working with the Lion Alliance is the the opportunity to network with well-known experts in the teaching profession.

We host many leaders from the educational world so that we can deliver inspirational and informative professional development for both alliance and external colleagues at reasonable rates. We do not operate to make masses of profit from these events; all of our fees are reinvested into our CPD programme so that we can offer more exciting opportunities in the future and keep our ethos toward collaboration alive. We really believe in the value of of sharing knowledge to uplift everyone's ability, and our 'Meet the Expert' opportunities are a great way of achieving that.

If you're an individual, school, company or institution who's interested in working with us, please 'Contact Us' to find out more.

You can find some of the fabulous names we've already worked with below.

Mark Roberts

WHO IS MARK ROBERTS?

Mark Roberts is Director of Research at a school in Northern Ireland. Previously, he has worked at schools in Devon and Manchester. Mark writes books and articles about teaching and studying English and is also a frequent contributor to TES on subjects including pedagogy, behaviour, leadership and educational research.

SESSIONS FOR THE LION ALLIANCE INCLUDE:

- "Boys Don’t Try? Rethinking masculinity in schools"

SOCIAL MEDIA

Website: markrobertsteach.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @mr_englishteach

Nina Jackson

WHO IS NINA JACKSON?

Nina Jackson is an International Education Consultant who has a breath-taking grasp of what makes classrooms, children and their teachers- tick. She’s a leading practitioner in all areas of Teaching & Learning with particular expertise in Special Educational Needs, Digital Technology and Mental and Emotional Health.

SESSIONS FOR THE LION ALLIANCE INCLUDE:

- "DigiLearning in action - communication, collaboration and creativity".
- "Impact, Inspiration and positivity for all learners in your classrooms".

SOCIAL MEDIA

Website: www.independentthinking.co.uk/associates/nina-jackson/
Twitter: @musicmind

Oliver Caviglioli

WHO IS OLIVER CAVIGLIOLI?

I used to be a headteacher of a special school, wrote several books on visual teaching strategies and was a trainer in schools and colleges for nearly a decade. After an inspired visit to the 2008 Berlin VizThink conference, I invented the HOW2s — visual step-by-step guides to teaching techniques. Now, I design and illustrate books, produce poster summaries of educational ideas, create visual branding, visualise CPD packages, and make the occasional presentation in the UK and Europe.

SESSIONS FOR THE LION ALLIANCE INCLUDE:

- "Dual Coding"
- "Instruction Coaching"
- "Lesson WalkThrus"

SOCIAL MEDIA

Website: www.olicav.com
Twitter: @olicav

HYWEL ROBERTS

WHO IS HYWEL ROBERTS?

Hywel has been a teacher for over twenty-five years. His reputation has grown hugely since he stepped out of the full-time classroom. 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.

SESSIONS FOR THE LION ALLIANCE INCLUDE:

- "Building Botheredness"

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter: @hywel_roberts
Facebook: Create Learn Inspire Hywel Roberts

DR DEBRA KIDD

WHO IS DR DEBRA KIDD?

Debra is rare in that she has experience in every phase of education from nursery and EYFS all the way through to FE, including her recent appointment as an Associate Lecturer in the PGCE programme at Leeds Beckett University where she supports international students. She combines this vast experience, especially looking at literacy, oracy and the power of the Arts, with a clear view on what education is all about and the willingness to speak truth to power through various platforms including national TV.

SESSIONS FOR THE LION ALLIANCE INCLUDE:

- "Adventures in learning"
- "A curriculum of hope"

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter: @debrakidd

...AND OTHER NOTABLE GUESTS INCLUDING: