Over the past 15 years, David Didau has worked with hundreds of schools in the UK and overseas. He leads bespoke training and provides consultancy on a wide range of topics including:

  • Implementing findings from cognitive psychology in teaching

  • Behaviour management

  • Understanding education research and evidence

  • Whole-school literacy

  • Feedback, assessment & marking

  • Curriculum design

As a specialist English teacher, he also works regularly with English departments in a variety of capacities.

If you would like David to speak at a conference, lead some staff training, or discuss how to implement any of the ideas discussed on his blog, please contact Katie via email or call on 01522 708897.

Please be aware that if you do book David for an event there will be no fidget spinners, no emojis, no sugar paper and no group work. If that’s the sort of thing you’re after we can recommend plenty of folk who’ll be happy to provide it.

Below are some examples of conference talks he has given:

researchED Haninge 2019

David talks about his newest book, Making Kids Cleverer.

researchED Scandinavia 2016

What can science tell us about how students learn?

David Didau speaking at NTEN February Conference 2014

For an example of some of the consultancy work he has done, read this blog post by Dan Brinton, Deputy Head at Belmont Community School in Durham.

Some feedback from schools and teachers

Thank you for delivering a fantastic series of very thought-provoking and genuinely stimulating sessions. Feedback has been universally positive and it is undoubtedly the best teaching-focused INSET we have had here. The meetings afterwards produced a slew of excellent ideas inspired by what you said, and you have engaged staff in a manner that is really exciting for future teaching and the learning prospects for our students.

Sean Dunne, Deputy Head (Academic) Wycliffe College

Thank you for such a great CPD event at our school. The footprint you left behind in the staffroom talk is already changing practice.

Chris Sammons, Headteacher, St Katherine’s School, North Somerset

It was a real ‘coup’ for us to have you and the staff were unanimous in their praise of you. It’s the best feedback I’ve ever had (both anecdotally and on formal feedback forms); staff described it as the best morning’s CPD they had ever had.

Gillian Fergusson, Deputy Rector, Hutcheson’s Grammar School, Glasgow

Very informative and useful. Lots of easy to use strategies – thoroughly beneficial.

Samantha Morris, The Priory, Shropshire

Great practical strategies wrapped up with relevant and rich examples. Liked the realistic approach and lack of emphasis on Ofsted.

Clare Thorpe, Langley Secondary School

Very valuable, helpful tips but also useful theory. Engaging and dynamic.

Jane Thompson, Abbey College, Manchester

Reignited my passion for teaching!

Anna Bartlett, St Joseph’s RC High School, Newport


Dee Dee Bookless, John Cabot Academy, Bristol

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