Dick Brown is a highly successful principal from Masterton in New Zealand. Over the last 7 years, his school has developed an outstanding reputation for excellence by bucking the local trend and increasing their pupil-numbers considerably; receiving the highest praise possible from a government review; and achieving their best exam results ever. Brown has achieved this by growing leadership all around him; staying true to his community's shared vision; avoiding all fads and phases; and ensuring that every decision is a strategic one. In the last 4 years, Brown has also utilised the consultancy services of Nottingham to help maintain momentum within their teaching and learning programme. In his presentation he will share his insights and strategies. Title: The Storms of Leadership. Title: Labels Limit Learning.
James Nottingham has been providing advice and training to schools, businesses and community groups since 2003. Before this, he was a teacher and leader in schools, and then co-founder of an award-winning, multi-million pound social regeneration project in North East England.
His principle interests are Philosophy for Children (P4C), challenge, feedback, mindsets, leadership, and Visible Learning. He is co-founder of www.p4c.com<http://www.p4c.com>, a resource and collaboration cooperative for Philosophy for Children (P4C), and author of Challenging Learning (for teachers), Encouraging Learning (for parents) and Læringsreisen (in Norwegian).
In 2009, he was listed in the Future 500, a ‘definitive list of the UK’s most forward-thinking and brightest innovators.’