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The Education People is very excited to be launching its new TEP Talks series from September 2020. These interactive sessions will take the form of a monthly webinar, followed by questions, answers and discussion. They will be led by leading national and international speakers and link closely to current educational priorities.

This is a unique opportunity for teachers to connect with leading education experts as they share ideas and provide thoughts on how to close the gaps in pupil learning and improve educational outcomes.

The four speakers confirmed for the autumn term are:

You can purchase individually or save money and buy all four together as part of the TEP Talks Autumn Bundle deal.

Marc Rowland

TEP Talks: Putting Your Energy into the Provision for the Forgotten Third

Date: Tuesday 22 September 2020

Time: 3:45pm to 5.15pm

Webinar: A 90 minute webinar with Q&A session

Price: £50 (each individual webinar or £180 for all four webinars)

Marc has worked previously with Kent schools and this session will focus on the things that will make the most difference to our returning pupils, in particular those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

He comes with a wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding; he is currently working with the Education Endowment Foundation’s national Research School Network on the roll out of their national Pupil Premium training programme. He was formerly the Head of Rosendale Research School in Lambeth and has worked with the DfE, numerous Local Authorities and multi-academy trusts in order to support better outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. At the last count he has supported 400 individual schools and 10,000 school leaders.

Alex Quigley

TEP Talks: Closing the Reading Gap

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

Time: 3.45pm to 5.15pm

Webinar: A 90 minute webinar with Q&A session

Price: £50 (each individual webinar or £180 for all four webinars)

Alex’s books and prolific blogs explore how, with the increased demands of an academic curriculum, closing the gap between ‘word rich’ students and ‘word poor’ could provide the vital difference between school failure and success. He expertly weaves academic research with practical classroom observations and suggestions. Even more pertinent currently – as children return to school and the vocabulary and reading gap of the most disadvantaged has undoubtedly increased.

Alex Quigley is a successful author of books for teachers, including 'Closing the Reading Gap' and 'Closing the Vocabulary Gap'. He has been a teacher for over fifteen years and now works as National Content Manager for the Education Endowment Foundation. Alex is also a columnist for TES and Teach Secondary magazine.

Professor Daniel Muijs

TEP Talks: Using Relevant Research and Evidence to Inform Practice in School

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Time: 3.45pm to 5.15pm

Webinar: A 90 minute webinar with Q&A session

Price: £50 (each individual webinar or £180 for all four webinars)

Daniel is Deputy Director of research and evaluation at Ofsted. Previously he was Professor of Education at the University of Southampton and Associate Dean Research and Enterprise of the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences.

Ian Gilbert

TEP Talks: Navigation vs Knowledge - Thinking and Learning in a Post COVID World

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

Time: 3.45pm to 5.15pm

Webinar: A 90 minute webinar with Q&A session

Price: £50 (each individual webinar or £180 for all four webinars)

Since writing, ‘Why Do I Need Teacher When I've got Google?’ over ten years ago, Ian has been encouraging schools to think about the real skills and understandings they need to be teaching children in the 21st century, ones that go beyond the treacherous certainty of testable facts. In this interactive online session, Ian will explore a range of practical ideas for helping children to think deeply, creatively, critically and for themselves as they learn to navigate whatever lies ahead.

Ian Gilbert has been helping teachers make children's brains hurt for nearly 30 years. An award-winning educational writer, editor and speaker and the founder of Independent Thinking, Ian has lived and worked in the UK, the Middle East, South America, Asia and is currently based partly in the Netherlands where his wife is an international school principal and partly in West Wales. He's the man responsible for ‘Thunks’