Martin Robinson

Biography

Martin spent twenty years as a teacher in London state schools, as an Assistant Headteacher, an Advanced Skills Teacher, A Head of Faculty, a Head of Department, and a teacher of Drama and English. He was seen by Ofsted five times and his teaching and leadership was classed as 'outstanding' on each occasion. HMI described his work as 'highly effective' and the Good Schools Guide reported his work to be 'exceptional'. Currently Martin is a critically acclaimed author and consultant.

Some Presentations, Talks and Workshops delivered by Martin

  • Consultancy: Turton School, Bolton 2015
  • Consultancy: Bay House School, Gosport 2015
  • What is Education For? Keynote: Royal Borough of Greenwich Teaching Alliance 2015
  • “The Trivium”, Keynote: Eton College, Berkshire 2015
  • “The Trivium”, Keynote: Wellington College, Berkshire 2015
  • Mindset, Keynote: Wirral Primary Head-teachers, Liverpool 2015
  • What is Education For? Keynote, Hertfordshire Head-teachers 2015
  • Consultancy: Highbury Grove School, Islington 2015
  • Panelist, Character Education: London Festival of Education - February 2015
  • What is Education For? Keynote, Headmasters’ Conference (HMC) – January 2015
  • ‘What Do We Want From our Schools?’ Consultation: Comino Foundation and the Gordon Cook Foundation, Windsor Castle, January, 2015
  • Creativity Inset, St Bernard’s Catholic School Rotherham: January 2015
  • Panelist, Mind the Gap debate and a talk on the Trivium: SSAT National Conference December 2014
  • The Trivium: Addey and Stanhope School School, Lewisham November 2014
  • Delegate: SSAT Reform Dinner, November 2014
  • ‘Teaching Character is a Waste of Time’, Panelist: Policy Exchange Debate , November 2014
  • Athena and the Machine: West Sussex Deputies’ Network: Annual Leadership Conference, Keynote, November 2014
  • Talk on Getting Pupils Talking: Teachology, November 2014
  • The Trivium: iNet Wales Conference, Cardiff, Keynote, October 2014
  • Outstanding Curriculum Design: Walhampton School, London, 2014
  • The Trivium: Haileybury School, Hertfordshire, 2014
  • The Trivium: Uppingham School, Rutland, 2014
  • Outstanding Curriculum Design: International School Monaco, 2014
  • ‘The Trivium’, Port Eliot Literature and Arts Festival, Cornwall, July 2014
  • ‘Teacher Talk: how to use Story-telling, Dialogue and Rhetoric in your teaching’: London July 2014
  • ‘Socratic Dialogue on What is Education For?’ Sunday Times Festival of Education, Wellington, 2014
  • ‘The Trivium’: Sunday Times Festival of Education, Wellington, June 2014
  • ‘Enriching the KS3 English Curriculum’: Manchester, June 2014
  • ‘Enriching the KS3 English Curriculum’: London, June 2014
  • ‘Is Teaching Conservative’? Talk at Northern Rocks Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, June 2014
  • ‘The Trivium’: Oundle School, at the launch of their ‘Trivium Course’, June 2014
  • ‘The Trivium’: A talk to the Directors of Study from the Rugby Group of Schools, June 2014
  • 'Engaging With a Humane Education': ResearchEd/NTEN Conference, York, May 2014. Footage available here: NTEN Research ED York
  • ‘Outstanding Curriculum Design’: London May 2014
  • ‘Outstanding Schools of the Future’: London, May 2014
  • ‘Outstanding Curriculum Design’: Birmingham, May 2014
  • ‘Creative Curriculum’: Avondale Prep School, April 2014
  • ‘Outstanding Curriculum Design’: Bristol, March 2014
  • Session on ‘Organising Group Work’ for Independent Thinking ‘Big Day Out’: March 2014 **
  • ‘How to be a great Teaching Assistant’: Cardinal Heenan School, Leeds, Feb. 2014
  • ‘Letting Go Gradually’, Independent Learning through the Trivium: Cardinal Heenan School, Leeds. Feb 2014
  • ‘Teaching the new curriculum through the Trivium’: Jubilee Primary School, Thamesmead. Feb 2014
  • ‘The Trivium’: Idler Academy, Notting Hill, London. Feb 2014
  • ‘The New Ofsted. Suffolk 2014’
  • ‘The importance of Creativity and the Renaissance Person. Battersea 2014’
  • ‘Independent Learning, Gordonstoun 2014’
  • ‘Trivium 21c: Sunday Times Education Festival 2013’
  • ‘Trivium 21c: Inspiration Trust, Norwich, 2013’
  • ‘Trivium 21c: Primary Schools, Tower Hamlets, 2013’
  • ‘Commedia dell’Arte’ Pineapple Studios, Covent Garden, London.’
  • ‘Planning for Progression’,
  • ‘Teaching for Stretch and Challenge’
  • ‘Assessment’,
  • ‘From Good to Outstanding, Teaching and Learning at Key Stage 5’,
  • ‘Creative Teaching’, University of Middlesex, May ’10, ’09, ’07, ’06, ’05, ’04, ’03,’02
  • ‘Classroom Management and Presence’, ‘Voice Projection and Protection’ (numerous occasions and schools)
  • ‘Drama and the National Curriculum’, keynote speech, for National Drama, May 2009
  • ‘Winter/Spring tour of the Hyphenator’ with Ken Campbell 2007-8
  • ‘PLTS Assessment’, QCA, March ‘08
  • ‘PLTS Assessment’, QCA, Nov. ‘07
  • ‘Creativity Palette and improvisational drama’, Redbridge Drama Centre, Jan. ‘08
  • I organised a conference and presented with Guy Claxton and Ken Campbell on Creativity for the London Borough of Redbridge June 2007
  • ‘Building Learning Power,’ London Borough of Haringey, June/July ‘07
  • ‘The Creativity Palette’, St. Paul’s, Milton Keynes, May ‘07
  • ‘Can Creativity be Taught?’ London Borough of Redbridge, May ‘06
  • ‘Can Creativity be Taught?’ Barbican Centre, July ‘05
  • ‘Can Creativity be Taught?’ Custard Factory, Birmingham, May ‘05

Some other projects with which I have been involved

  • New Assessment Scenarios, Futurelab 2010
  • Building a Culture of Learning in Schools, Roundtable discussion, Demos Sept. 2010
  • National Civic Service Debate, Policy Forum, June 2010
  • Tackling Educational Disengagement, Roundtable discussion, Demos June 2010
  • Launch of the Nuffield Review of Education, RSA, Oct. 2009
  • Launch of the new National Curriculum, Lords Cricket Ground, June 2008
  • I led 13 secondary schools in an Action Research Project for the QCA about Assessing Creativity from January to March 2008
  • I wrote ‘New forms of assessment: exemplification of innovative assessment practice and skills assessment’ in March 2008 for the QCA
  • I wrote ‘New Forms of Assessment, A focus on the development of a mapping system and exemplification: to support the assessment of progression in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, within and across subjects. In Sept. 2007 for the QCA