Professor Dame Alison Peacock 

Professor Dame Alison Peacock is Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching. The Chartered College opened membership in January 2017 and aims to provide a professional body ‘by teachers, for teachers’. Prior to joining the Chartered College, Dame Alison was Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School in Hertfordshire. Her career to date has spanned primary, secondary and advisory roles. She is a member of the Royal Society’s Education Committee, a trustee of Teach First, a Visiting Professor of the University of Hertfordshire and a columnist for TES. In March 2015, Alison was appointed by the Department for Education as a member of the Commission on Assessment Without Levels and she is author of Assessment for Learning without Limits.

 

 

 

Alison’s presentation will be titled ‘Professional Learning without Limits’

Dame Alison will talk about her research into Learning without Limits and her leadership as a headteacher and now as Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching. She will discuss her leadership priorities when taking her school out of special measures towards sustained achievement as an outstanding school over many years. She will apply her inclusive theory of change to the challenges faced currently by our profession at a time of hyper-accountability. She will discuss the role she believes a new professional body for all teachers will have to connect, inform and inspire. Alison believes it is time to celebrate and enhance our expertise through evidence-informed practice so that each of us can say we are proud to say we are a teacher.

Professor Dame Alison Peacock