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Guest Speaker Bio Professor Michael Waters

Professor Michael Waters


We are delighted to announce that Mick Waters will be joining us as a guest speaker at our 3rd Trust Conference and will be delivering a session titled 'Teaching Foundation subjects well' 


Mick has been involved in every level of Education. He began as a primary school teacher in Nottingham, and subsequently was a Head at two schools in the North West. He then worked in teacher training and moved into local government in Birmingham LEA and then the City of Manchester in 2002 as Chief Education Officer. In 2005 he joined the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) as Director of the Curriculum the role he is best known for, and where he gained an heroic reputation amongst teachers while consulting on and explaining the new curriculum, making it relevant and meaningful for professionals working directly with children and young people.  Mick is passionate about the role of education in improving life chances for pupils and is still very much involved with teaching and learning. Mick continues to work with schools in several parts of the UK and abroad. His work as Professor at Wolverhampton University with the Black Country Challenge, extended and developed innovative approaches to learning and initiatives to push the boundaries to make learning better.