I am an education journalist, public speaker, and co-founder of Teacher Tapp I am on the pulse of what teachers think, want and need
As a former teacher and editor of Schools Week, I have spent over 12 years on the frontline of education policy and interviewed over 60 top education names – from Dylan Wiliam to Carol Dweck to Amanda Spielman.
Last year I co-founded Teacher Tapp, the daily survey tool with over 5,000 users. Each day it reveals new insights into teachers’ lives and their needs, wants and desires.
My experience with schools, politicians, the media, and academic researchers has given me the expertise to deliver keynote speeches, host events, chair panels, and write on topics across the schools sector.
I have keynoted at events such as The Education Festival, the Headteachers Roundtable Summit and the Mike Baker Annual Lecture.
I regularly appear on radio and television, including BBC Radio 4, News 24, Sky News, and Newsnight.
Brave, Bold, Yet Sensible
Laura taught for six year in challenging inner-city London schools before attempting a PhD and finding herself taken to court by Michael Gove’s education department for asking a question.
The experience led to her becoming a columnist at The Guardian and, eventually, taking the role of editor at Schools Week.
However, Laura’s working career actually began in McDonalds….
Example Keynote Topics:
- Education Trends 2018: Now, and upcoming
- Secret Life Of Teachers: What they really want, need and do
- Great Edu Secs: Leadership lessons from education ministers
- Perfectionism: What it is & how teachers can resolve it
Recent Journalism Upcoming Talks
Latest Guardian Articles
19th May – Northern Rocks, Leeds
23rd May – Strong Arts, Strong Schools, RSA Event, London