Keynote Speech: Back On Track - Fewer Things, Greater Depth with Mary Myatt
Perfect for: Everyone attending ArborFest!
Join Mary Myatt - education adviser, writer and speaker - as she shares insights and advice from her latest book, “Back on track: Fewer things, greater depth.” Mary will dig into why there might be redundant processes in schools, and uses Greg McKeown’s ‘disciplined pursuit of less’ to help school leaders and teachers create time and space to do deep, satisfying work on the curriculum.
As Mary writes in her book: “This is more than a workload issue, it is about focusing our efforts on the most important agenda item in schools today – the development of an ambitious curriculum for every child, in every school.”
A bit about Mary Myatt:
Mary Myatt is an education adviser, writer and speaker. She trained as an RE teacher and is a former local authority adviser and inspector. She engages with pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum.
Mary has written extensively about leadership, school improvement and the curriculum: ‘High Challenge, Low Threat’, ‘Hopeful Schools’ and ‘The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to Coherence’ and ‘Back on Track’. She has also established ‘The Soak’, an online platform with films for teacher, including teaching assistants and leaders including governors.
Mary has been a governor in three schools, and a trustee for a Multi Academy Trust. She cofounded the RE Quality Mark, is chair of the board for the Centre for Education and Youth and a member of the curriculum advisory group for Oak National Academy.
She maintains that there are no quick fixes and that great outcomes for pupils are not achieved through tick boxes.