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What would be the best school ever?

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IKEA Greenwich (The Pavilion Room community space, top floor)

55-57 Bugsby's Way

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SE10 0QJ

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Joint event for Maritime, LEO, REAch2 & Learning in Harmony! A unique event and networking opportunity across a variety of trusts, learning from all of the research and experience of Dr. Becky Allen and Laura McInerney, looking at what would be their Best School Ever! Free event exclusively for staff from our four trusts!

Timings: Registration & Drinks from 17:30, main event from 18:00-20:00

About the venue: The Pavilion Room is the brand-new community space atop the new IKEA Greenwich -- windows and a rooftop garden overlooking London! Free tea and coffee are provided. Please bring along some nibbles/other drinks or leave some time to hit the cafe for meatballs!

Travel: Free parking is available on-site. The nearest tube station is North Greenwich (Jubilee line), a short bus stop away. Nearest rail station is Westcombe Park, a short bus stop away.

It may be possible to arrange transport with other LEO colleagues - if this is of interest, please select this option on the registration form.

About the speakers:

Becky Allen is Chief Analyst and a co-founder of Teacher Tapp, the largest teacher survey and professional development tool in the UK. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Until 2018, she was Professor of Education at UCL Institute of Education and over her academic career she has written extensively on school accountability, admissions, expenditure and teacher careers. An economist by training and former secondary school teacher, she is an expert in the analysis of large datasets. In 2018 she chaired a Government working group to review how data is used in schools. Her book on teacher careers called ‘The Teacher Gap’ was published last year.

Laura McInerney is an education journalist, former teacher, and co-founder of Teacher Tapp, the daily app uncovering teachers’ secret lives. She started her career teaching for six years in east London comprehensives before being taken to court by Michael Gove for asking a difficult question about free schools. (She won the answer, eventually). Following this, Laura became a journalist, writing a monthly column in The Guardian and editing Schools Week, where her team won national awards for their hard-hitting scoops. She is now the co-founder of Teacher Tapp, an app revealing previously unknown insights about teachers’ lives. For example, it recently found that teachers working in Outstanding schools are more likely to go to the pub together on a Friday (though causation is not yet proven!) Known for being blunt, Laura is also known for being fair and equally likely to criticise politicians on either side of the spectrum. She is also a mastermind on past education secretaries – having maintained a database since 2013 detailing the particulars of each one. Laura’s aim in her journalism is to always explain policy trends in clear, concise ways, so that everyone can understand them.

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