Landau Forte College Derby will be hosting another national conference in October, where a panel of guest speakers and 200 students will be debating this year’s topic; “Are schools getting in the way of a good education?”.
Students attending the conference or watching the live stream on our website can engage with the debate using the hashtag #AllAtC2015. They will also have the opportunity to direct their questions and comments to this year’s guest speakers:
Professor Guy Claxton
Guy Claxton is Visiting Professor of Learning Science and Director of Development of the research initiative on Culture and Learning in Organisations (CLIO), at the Graduate School of Education. Professor Claxton is also an internationally renowned writer, consultant and academic specialising in creativity, education and the mind. He has a double first in Natural Science from Cambridge, a doctorate in cognitive psychology from Oxford and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Dr Debra Kidd
Teacher, Doctor, Trainer, ITL Associate, RSA Associate, ISTA Associate & Author
Through her experience teaching from reception to university-level, through her research culminating in her recent doctorate, through her work teaching creativity to teachers across the world and her new role as an advocate fighting the ‘deprofessionalising’ of the teaching profession, Debbie knows that teaching and learning is a far more complex business than some would have us believe.
Along with her growing media presence and reputation nationally and her book Teaching: notes from the front line, Debbie is very much a down-to-earth practitioner and has the knack of helping teachers understand in an uncomplicated way how complex what goes on in the classroom really is – and how this understanding makes what they do so much more rewarding.
Ray’s career in the Games industry started with Virgin Mastertronic in the late 1980’s. When SEGA (UK) was formed he became a Sales Manager and had the pleasure and privilege of introducing the Mega Drive and the world of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ to UK gamers.
Ray joined Sony Electronic Publishing Limited in 1993 as Director of Sales for Europe. Sony Computer Entertainment was formed in 1994, and in1995 Ray was promoted to Managing Director of SCE UK to manage the launch of PlayStation. In 1997 Ray was again promoted to Vice President/Managing Director and, in August 2002, he was appointed Senior Vice President/Managing Director of SCE UK. In addition to the UK, Ray oversaw all the sales and marketing activities for the regions of Ireland, Nordic and Benelux. With a passion for education, Ray was actively involved in the Byron Report, Next Gen Skills Livingstone Hope Report, and the foundation of Business & Universities Games Syndicate.
Ray acted as a Trustee and Board Member of BAFTA 2008 – 2011 and is currently a Games Committee member.
Ray is now CEO of Digital Learning Delivery producing products and services for the Education sector.
CEO Flying High Trust, Cotgrave Candleby Lane School
As an experienced Headteacher, Chris has led on a number of ground breaking initiatives in education. His experience in leadership is extensive and he understands how to develop effective learners.