Date of Event

February 15, 2022

Your Keynote Speaker

James Nottingham

James Nottingham is best-known for creating the Learning Pit, a model for encouraging leaders to step out of their comfort zone. He also works closely with Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford University and author of Growth Mindset. He dropped out of school at 16 and bummed around for a few years, working odd jobs in factories and on farms until some anti-apartheid work in South Africa led to a passion for teaching. Since then, he has been a teacher and leader in pre-K-12 schools across the UK, and then the founder of a multi-million-dollar, award-winning social regeneration project to raise the aspirations and achievements of young people in north east England. In 2006, he created the company Challenging Learning, now employing 25 staff in six countries.

He is author of 11 books for teachers, leaders and parents; is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an award granted for making outstanding achievements to social progress and development; and is included in the Future 500, a “definitive list of the UK’s most forward thinking and creative innovators”. He lives by the beach on the England-Scotland border with his wife, three children and five sausage dogs.

More about James can be found here.

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