Prof Sam Twiselton OBE

Prof Sam Twiselton OBE

Chair, DfE ITT Content Group

Professor Samantha Twiselton, OBE is the Director of Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University – a national centre of education research and practice, recognised for its excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. In this role she uses her research and practice in the development of teacher expertise to develop a range of innovative workplace embedded approaches to Initial and Continuing Teacher development.

With experience in teacher education, curriculum development and language and literacy, Sam has been heavily involved in influencing Government policy on teacher education. She was a member of the Advisory Panel for the DfE Carter Review of ITT in England, the DfE Expert Behaviour Management Panel chaired by Tom Bennett and the OFSTED Expert Advisory Group for the OFSTED Curriculum Research Project She currently sits on the DfE Expert Research and Recruitment Advisory Group, the DfE Specialist NPQs Advisory Group and the Harrow International Expert Advisory Group. Sam is a Founding Fellow and Vice President (external) of the Chartered College of Teaching. She has recently taken on the roles of Deputy Chair of the Doncaster Opportunity Area Board and Chair of the DfE Initial Teacher Education content group. She is trustee for Astrea Multi Academy Trust, the Chorus Multi Academy Trust, the Shine Education Charity, the Education Media Centre education Charity, the National Teacher Accreditation and the Learning Unlimited Teaching School Alliance. In June 2018 she was named in the Queen’s birthday honours as a recipient of an OBE for services to Higher Education.

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How to improve schools when no one is really sure what good practice looks like! | Becky Allen The New DfE ITT Framework and its Relationship to Teacher Recruitment and Retention’.  | Prof Sam Twiselton OBE The rise and fall of the EHCP… What are our options?  | Sabrina Hobbs Session overviews How to improve […]

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