What works in learning and teaching

Mark Fenton (King Edward’s School, Birmingham)

It is becoming widely accepted that excellent academic results are no longer sufficient for the next generation to prosper in an increasingly competitive and globalised environment. 

In this workshop, Mark Fenton will discuss the challenges facing school leaders who want to place wider 'learning skills' at the heart of pupils' development, and how to manage the tensions which can arise from applying such a strategy within a predominantly 'outcomes driven' school system. 

Prior to becoming Chief Master of King Edward’s School, Birmingham, Dr Fenton was Headmaster of Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, a leading state grammar school in Buckinghamshire.

Educated at Brentwood School, Dr Fenton is a graduate from Peterhouse, Cambridge with First Class Honours in History.  He has been awarded a PhD in Education Management from Anglia Ruskin University, and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education Law from the University of Buckingham.

He is a governor of a leading HMC school group, a Free School and a Multi Academy Trust, and is currently serving as one of the two UK Trustees of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition.

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