TeachMeet Midlands: 7th July 2016

TeachMeet Midlands

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 Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused. This is an informal gathering of those curious about teaching and learning. Anyone can share great ideas they’ve trialled in their classrooms, ask important questions or simply sign up to take part in learning conversations. Education professionals from all sectors are welcome to take part.

The main part of TeachMeet is hearing stories about learning, from teachers. This is not an event to present about a product or theory – this is a chance for teachers from all types of establishments to hear ideas from each other. Real narratives of practice that make a difference. It is about being engaged and inspired by our immediate colleagues and a whole bucket load of networking to boot!

Remember, this is an informal gathering of educational professionals. The event is casual in nature; with free food, paid drinks at a late bar and free parking. It also offers you a chance to meet other teachers in a fun and welcoming environment. 

The free finger buffet will be provided at 6.00pm, courtesy of the NLT. The bar will be open to purchase drinks throughout the event. After we’ve finished the National College Bar will stay open for more networking opportunities.

Visit the Learning and Conference Centre website for further details.

Also, here is more information about getting there.

Venue, date and time

  The National College, Learning & Conference Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU

  • Thursday 7th July 2016

  • 5.30pm till 9:00pm
  • Parking at The National College is free for this event when quoting you are attending the TeachMeet Midlands at the barrier gate.


Twitter & Tags

#TMM16 is the hashtag for the event. Tweets from the night will be displayed on the screens around the room.

Tags (for everything else … flickr, YouTube, facebook etc)

Let’s keep it all together and use the following tag for all posts, images, tweets and presentations to do with TeachMeet Midlands: TMM16

To see highlights from a previous TeachMeet, visit Marc’s blog

This year we would really appreciate help on the evening with the following tasks:

  • Photographing each speaker during their presentation

  • Writing a blurb about each presentation to be included in a blog post afterwards
  • Committing to tweeting along with the event using the hashtag
  • Running the timers for each presentation and spinning the wheel

If you can offer your support with any of these please email marc.faulder@burtonjoyce.notts.sch.uk to be involved in the planning committee.


5.30pm – Registration

Sign in and badge collection. Bar open.

6.00pm – TeachEat

Free food and soft drinks. Informal networking.

6.15pm – Introductions from Pete and Marc

Housekeeping at the National College. A brief history of TeachMeet. Internet and Twitter set up.

6.20pm – Keynote Presentation – Carl Jarvis

Carl is the CEO of The New Dawn Educational Trust and is the Executive Headteacher of Hartsholme Academy (‘Innovation School of the Year 2013’), which he led from ‘Special Measures’ to ‘Outstanding’ in two years.  As well as including a growing number of primary schools, The New Dawn Trust also includes The East of England Teacher Training Centre (SCITT) and Eos Education (TSA).  Eos is best described as a network of schools, organisations and people that believe in a shared vision for students and for education.  Eos support schools all around the UK, and indeed all over the world, with embedding its principles, relevant to each school’s and each child’s unique wants and needs.

Carl has always risen with the challenge of school and educational reform by focusing on what reallyworks and why.  He continually explores the implications that current neuro-science has on learning (and teaching) in 2016 and beyond, challenging the meaning and purpose of learning and developing thinking around what constitutes world-class education.  Carl has a proven track record of securing rapid improvement in a wide range of schools and settings, from those determined to be ‘failing’ to those which are hugely successful. With a strong foundation in business and the experience and skills in change management, Carl has a unique talent in empowering all educators to overcome barriers to change in schools and truly switch the attention back to the student and their learning, relevant to a life in the rapidly-progressing 21st century. 

7.00pm – Rolling presentations 

The first mix of 2 min and 5 min presentations – picked from a random name generator.

8.00pm – Half Time Break

Prize draw entries collected and opportunity to buy drinks from the bar. More informal networking.

8.10pm – Rolling presentations

The second mix of 2 min and 5 min presentations – picked from a random name generator. 

8.55pm – Prize Draw and Close

Prize givings from sponsors. Summary of the night. Further chance to network (at the bar, cash only).

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2 minute micro-presentations  

Presentations should focus on lesson ideas and learning experiences in your own classroom.

5 minute nano presentations 

Presentations should focus on lesson ideas and learning experiences in your own classroom.


Peter Bevington (@PeteBevington) petewhitemoor@gmail.com

Marc Faulder (@MarcWithersey) marc.faulder@burtonjoyce.notts.sch.uk


TeachMeet Midlands wouldn’t be possible without the kind support of the companies & organisations below:

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