12th June 2018

Academic Research

I am currently a visiting lecturer at the School of Education, University of Hertfordshire and as such work with both doctoral supervisees and partake in research bids and projects. Along with the charity, Beanstalk, our team submitted a bid to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to evaluate a project that enables male prisoners to better engage with their children’s learning.

I also conduct independent research projects with colleagues in schools. One such project is the Learning Boost Project at Longdean School in Hemel Hempstead. This project explored the impact of providing tailored e-support to a number of parents of pupils in Year 10. Would empowering the parents help boost the pupils’ eventual GCSE scores? Our findings will be presented at the ResearchED conference in September 2018.

I regularly engage in the public debate around the role of parents in children’s education:

In 2016, I was invited by the Education Select Committee to their conference on The Quality and Purpose of Education in England as a chair for the panel discussion on parental engagement.

In 2018, I was invited by the Centre for Educational Economics to be a panellist at their event entitled: Parents: the Silent Education stakeholder

I regularly deliver keynote speeches and flagship talks. To book me as a speaker, please click here

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