Paul first came to notoriety at the 2003 SHP Conference when he made Ian Dawson’s Saturday evening plenary session a bit more raucous than intended by trying to initiate a toga party in the auditorium. Since then he has quietened down slightly but is still a ‘bad influence’ when opportunity arises as many SHP attendees can attest to. ;-)
Nicola is a science teacher at a secondary school in north London. Her main interests are cognitive science in education and teacher wellbeing. She is a lifelong lover of dogs, indie music and the outdoors. She is a recently discovered lover of baking
Charlie has lived and worked in London since 1996. He has served in both state and independent schools: boys, girls and co-educational. He has been the headmaster of Francis Holland, Regent's Park since 2016. He is married with two children and a dog.
I'm Frances, an EYFS teacher from the South West. Passionate about child centred learning, being outdoors and standing up for what is right. Love the rain and singing loudly. Hate worksheets and meetings. More of my ramblings found
Shannon is a Religious Education/Philosophy teacher and KS3 curriculum lead at a state secondary school in the West Midlands. She has a passion for success for every child and interests in quality teaching and learning.
Julia has been a secondary school teacher for 19 years, teaching Humanities subjects, with a brief time in the FE sector. Outside the classroom, she is a political and environmental campaigner. You will find her on twitter talking about all of these things, as well as acting as the unofficial tourist guide to Hull:
Rob trained as a geography teacher, subsequently moving into the EdTech sector. He has remained passionate about education and is a trustee for a East Midlands MAT. He doesn't write very often but occasionally has opinions on school governance and the impact of technology in the class room.
Jess is History teacher at a school in North East Lincolnshire and a former department head. She firmly believes that every child should have access to a quality education and set up EdGE thinking to help promote a greater discussion around equality, equity and narrowing the attainment gap.
Primary school teacher, relentlessly reflecting in my blog.
I am passionate about facilitating opportunities for chn to develop critical thinking skills and Emotional Intelligence through
Philosophy for Children.
Head of Humanities,
Teacher of History,
Based in County Durham
Christopher Harrison (@MrHtheteacher) is a passionate primary Assistant Headteacher based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. He is interested in experience-led learning, metacognition and wellbeing. His blog is available on
Author of ‘Hattie and friends’, a series of inclusive books. NNEB qualified and the former owner of Stepping Stones Day Care Ltd., 3 Day Nurseries and 2 Kids Clubs.
I believe all children should see positive images of disability every day.
Head of Humanies and teacher of geography.
Geographer and Environmental Scientist.
Teaches on the Holderness Coast (Ask me about Coastal Erosion!)
Andy is currently a governor at a Special School in the north-east of England. He taught for 36 years in two comprehensive schools: one in a city and one on the coast. As head of geography, and head of the humanities faculty he saw more than one generation pass through his classes. He is currently taking on a role of student via his weekly tennis lessons.
Dr Pam Jarvis
Dr Pam Jarvis is an author, chartered psychologist, historian, researcher and grandparent. Originally from London, but based in Leeds since 1986, she taught and researched across community education, schools, colleges and universities between 1994 and 2019, publishing many academic articles, books and chapters. She is currently a researcher, blogger and writer, having just got her first novel into first draft – working title ‘On Time’.
Jane is a highly experienced governor and the Chair of Governors at one local Primary School and recently retired as the Chair of Governors at a Secondary School that is an academy and a teaching school. Jane remains on the board as chair of the Peninsula Trust. She is also chair of the board of a The Oak Trees MAT, a Wirral based Multi Academy Trust comprising of 5 Primary Schools..
Paul is a teacher at a Scottish secondary school, an associate tutor at the University of Glasgow and a doctoral researcher at the University of Strathclyde. His current research is focused on the pedagogy of battlefield tourism. Paul is also a contributor for historical and educational publications and consults on a number of projects.