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‘Things are changing in this world because of the people in this room.’Val Hall – HertsCam TLDW Annual Conference, 25 April 2015.

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Today I took a group of teacher colleagues, Aniela, Katie, Evie, Shila and Carrin, to the TLDW annual conference. Most people outside Herts and Cambridgeshire I have spoken to haven’t heard of it, so, in brief, this stands for Teacher Led Development Work. The principal, the brainchild of David Frost and Val Hill, is that in every teacher there is a leader; that it is the teachers in the classroom, not the policy-makers at government level, who are the experts on what is best for our young people. The Neo-Liberal Agenda is called directly into question in favour of a ‘flipped’ model, and the initiative is mushrooming, with links with an increasing number of countries, including Palestine, The Netherlands and Serbia. At teacher-level, the brief is just…

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English and Media Studies teacher in the wilds of Coventry, about to start my tenth year, which in itself is frankly terrifying. In the small pockets of free time I have have been known to do things like Tough Guy, circuit classes and swim often, very often. It is what keeps sanity near and insanity at bay.
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