#BrewEdFindYourVoice – post 2


As I hope you now know, the first ever #BrewEdFindYourVoice will be on:

Saturday August 29th from 9am – 4.30pm

You don’t need a ticket – just find my pinned tweet, click on it and start watching! There will be twenty speakers over the next few weeks, in the run up to the big day, I will be introducing each of them through ‘#BrewEdFindYourVoice’ posts (this is the second). So, without further adieu, I am really pleased to introduce our second six speakers –


Shelly Cozens – @andthoughshebe1

Shelly is an English teacher based in the South West of England. About to enter her 13th year in education, she has previously been a Head of Psychology, Pupil Premium Champion and Literacy lead. Having taught Media, Drama, History and RS her passion for learning is fantastic. Her new role sees her becoming Head of Careers and Cultural Capital. Shelly hopes that this role will enable her to prompt further discussions around equality and diversity in schools. As a military wife and mother Shelly is also keen to support forces children to navigate the challenges of their education, utilising both her professional and personal experiences. The opportunity to share this on such a platform as #BrewEdFindYourVoice is a massive honour. 

Richard Simpson – @richreadalot

Richard is currently a Y6 teacher working at a small primary on the Isle of Wight as English lead and a member of the SLT.  Currently completing an NPQH, he has worked in a number of schools over the last 20 years, in roles ranging from  Lower School Leader to Deputy Headteacher.  He is passionate about sharing good books and kindness in school and online through blogs, book reviews and the #kindnessripple message on Twitter. Away from education, he lives with his wife, two children and two naughty cats by the seaside. He loves spy novels, cooking, and the odd glass of a nice red wine!

Claire Jones – @DepHead_Jones

Claire is a Teacher and Deputy Headteacher at Layton Primary School in Blackpool, which is in an area of significant deprivation. She classes herself as an all-round geek who has a love of learning and also in using technology to enhance learning. As an Evidence Lead in Education, she uses evidence-informed practice to inform school improvement decisions and has supported her colleagues in this, more recently when re-designing their school curriculum. She is passionate about every child having the right to read and prioritising literacy in their lives in giving them the skills they need to succeed. Her blog is available on: https://clairejonesteacher.wordpress.com/

Evo Hannan – @Evo_Hannan

Evo Hannan is passionate about design and innovation in education. Innately driven by his desire to create positive change and a passion for design, Evo has utilised his 19 years of educational experience to channel into passion projects which have made an impact across the globe. His Innovation X model curriculum helps institutions develop a sustainable culture of innovation, and is often referred to during conference talks and mentoring sessions. Through his experience in education and his network, Evo is working with teachers around the world to promote student agency under his project called The Agency which has over 150 global members. Together with Lead Agents, Evo will be delivering sessions to promote how to be an AGENT for agency over the next 12 months. Evo is a global speaker on education reform, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the importance of developing education communities. He recently launched a YouTube channel called Ed Talks which engages in hot education topics from around the globe. He is also a TEDx speaker and the blogger and vlogger behind ‘The Innovative Teacher’ and Project.   

Pippa McKeown – @Ms_McK_says

Pippa McKeown is a Deputy Head of English at an all-through school in Cheshire. During her eleven years’ experience in education, she was the whole-school lead for More Able and Talented and Literacy, and is an experienced PGCE and NQT mentor. Pippa has presented for Lit-Drive CPD and writes content for the TES and The Quotation Bank. In 2019, she became a member of the MTPT project. Pippa is passionate about Teaching and Learning and professional development, attending and speaking at events locally and nationally. Her blog can be found at https://wordpress.com/home/msmcksays.wordpress.com and she runs English education Instagram account @Ms_McK_says.

Liam Ambrose – @ambrose_l

Liam is currently a deputy headteacher in a Norfolk village primary school, where he is responsible, among other things, for teaching & learning, literacy, assessment and professional development and is currently undertaking the NPQH. A relative newcomer to Norfolk, he has previously held teaching and leadership posts in large, urban primaries in Essex. Before this, Liam was a secondary head of music, has worked as a strategic lead within a music education hub, directed orchestras and other ensembles and contributed to various cultural education projects. Liam is passionate about providing young people from all backgrounds with the opportunities to benefit from a rich cultural education and learn through the arts. He is also committed to understanding the evidence behind effective learning, and these dual passions have led him to become a fellow of the RSA and a member of their Evidence Champions Network. Liam sees no tension between evidence-based instructional teaching and the hands-on practice of learning by doing and believes that, with the right guidance, a depth and breadth of powerful knowledge can empower us to exercise our creativity and fulfil our potential.

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