Debra Kidd has worked in education for 25 years, teaching children from the ages of four right through to post-graduate Master’s students. She trained initially as an English and drama teacher in secondary schools, has been an AST, head of department, assistant head and senior lecturer along that way. She has worked in both mainstream and special settings.
Debra is an Associate for the Royal Society of Arts and for Independent Thinking Ltd. She is the author of two books: ‘Teaching: Notes from the Frontline’ and ‘Becoming Mobius’ and is currently working on a third with Hywel Roberts called: “Unchartered Territories: Great Adventures in Learning”. She is a columnist for Teach Primary, a regular writer for Teach Secondary and is the co-founder and organiser of Northern Rocks – one of the largest teaching and learning conferences in the UK. She has a doctorate in education, blogs regularly and believes more than anything else that the secret to great teaching is to: “Make it Matter”.