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Tom Sherrington

Tom Sherrington

Great teaching: inspiration and informed wisdom for real classrooms

Tom Sherrington is a highly regarded education consultant and CPD provider with 30 years experience working as a teacher and headteacher in a wide range of schools in England and overseas. He writes the well-known blog and is a regular contributor to ResearchEd events, the Festival of Education and other large conferences. He is able to inspire, inform and challenge his audiences, combining ideas from educational research and the latest thinking of leading practitioners with his detailed knowledge of the workings of real classrooms with examples from across the curriculum.

Tom is a founding trustee of the National Baccalaureate Trust and a member of the influential Headteachers' Roundtable think tank. He brings a wealth of knowledge from his work across primary, secondary and FE settings that he can use to tailor his talks and CPD to the needs of any institution.

If you need someone to give your staff a sense of optimism about the future, providing inspiration for their professional development or if you need something more technical about assessment and curriculum design, Tom can provide that for you. If you are looking to develop your thinking around a Baccalaureate-style curriculum model, Tom has the expertise and experience to support you. Very often people ask him to talk about strategies for stretching and challenging young people; with his experience of working in different schools, Tom has a wealth of ideas to share.

Tom has recently published a book named 'Rosenshine's Principles in Action' which is listed in the top 100 of all books - even reaching 17 at one point - and selling 10,000 copies in the first month!

Testimonials from Teachers

"Tom has had great feedback and this was perfect for the RQTs"

– Megan Grieveson, Executive Assistant, Woodwater Academy

"It went very well, thank you. Our headteacher was really happy with Tom's work!"

– Roxanne Adams, Teacher of Psychology, Balcarras School

"Tom Sherrington has spoken at multiple large educational events that I have both organized and attended. He is a bona fide expert who brings to bear both practical wisdom and an array of ideas. He is a hugely popular speaker as he represents a rare thing: a speaker rooted in the minutiae of practice, who maintains a broad, ultimately optimistic vision for education."

– Alex Quigley, Deputy Headteacher, Huntington School

"We asked Tom to challenge us on the theme of contemporary curriculum thinking. He more than met the brief giving us a tour de force of the latest thinking on the curriculum, assessment and learning all underpinned by a thorough evidence base. Tom was engaging, challenging and thought provoking. Highly recommended."

– Simon Faull, Professional Officer, Somerset Association of Secondary Heads

"The Telegraph festival of education at Wellington College has grown from a small gathering to an internationally renowned event over the last 8 years. During that time Tom Sherrington has been invited almost every year and has consistently been one of the biggest draws we have had. His talks are engaging, well informed and generate huge interest in the teaching community and we see him as an integral part of the festival’s success and one of the most important voices on education in the country."

– Carl Hendrick, Assistant Director, Festival of Education, Wellington College

His talk went really well and the feedback from 122 responses was overwhelmingly positive in that Tom challenged and inspired our staff.

– Dr Andrew Bell, Vice Principal (Curriculum), Belfast Royal Academy

"It was brilliant! The staff got so much inspiration from him. Please pass on our thanks to him."

– Jane Davies, Headteacher, Fulfen Primary School

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