Mr David WESTON
David WESTON is the founder and Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust, the UK’s leading NGO for effective professional development in schools and colleges. He founded the Trust in 2012 after graduating from Oxford University and completing ten years teaching in England’s state school system. Since the TDT’s launch, David has steered it to be one of the foremost voices in education on the subject of professional development. In 2015, he was appointed by the UK Secretary of State for Education as Chair of the Teachers’ Professional Development Expert Group and he continues to advise UK government on policy. David helped to set up the UK’s new Chartered College of which he is now a Founding Fellow.
David is a high-profile writer and speaker around teacher development, including on BBC TV, Sky News and a TEDx in the USA. He works extensively across the UK, with government, schools and system leaders, and has also worked in the USA, Canada, UAE and India. His work on LGBT+ diversity in education has seen him featured in media around the world. Alongside co-author Bridget Clay, David wrote Unleashing Great Teaching: the secrets to the most effective teacher development (published May 2018, Routledge).
The Rt Hon Gordon BROWN
UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr CHI Yufeng
Founder and Chairman of Hongen Education and Technology Co., Founder and Chairman of Perfect World Group
Professor Larry HEDGES
Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2018; Chair of the Department of Statistics, Northwestern University
Dr Dennis LITTKY
Co-founder and Co-director, Big Picture Company, The Met School and College Unbound
Dr NG Pak Tee
Author, Learning from Singapore: The Power of Paradoxes; Member, the Global Education Innovation (GEI) Lab