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Haili Hughes
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Haili Hughes

Haili Hughes is Head of Education at IRIS Connect and Senior Lecturer and Teacher Development Mentor Lead at the University of Sunderland. She is also a former English teacher, Head of Department and Senior Leader who has mentored new teachers and ITT students for over fifteen years.

Haili has completed three Masters degrees and is now studying for a Doctorate in Education. She is passionate about keeping experienced staff in the classroom who may feel like they are somewhat jaded with the profession. In addition to delivering mentor CPD across the world, she also delivers workshops in schools across the UK, with the most able learners, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to raise aspirations and train staff to ensure that they are challenging pupils and developing their pedagogy to meet their needs.

In her spare time, Haili writes regular articles for the TES and other education publications and peer reviews submissions for the Chartered College of Teaching's 'Impact' journal. She has written three education books and is currently writing the fourth and fifth for large education publishers.

Haili Hughes's Webinars

Managing Teacher Workload to Enhance Staff Wellbeing and Improve Pupil Outcomes | Secondary

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes (approx.) In this webinar, Haili Hughes, head of education, senior lecturer, mentor and author, and former English teacher and senior leader, explores the common causes of excessive workload and suggests ways in which they can be addressed in the best interests of both staff and pupils.

Managing Teacher Workload to Enhance Staff Wellbeing and Improve Pupil Outcomes | Primary

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 55 minutes (approx.) In this webinar, Haili Hughes, head of education, senior lecturer, mentor and author, and former English teacher and senior leader, explores the common causes of excessive workload and suggests ways in which they can be addressed in the best interests of both staff and pupils.

How to Design and Deliver an Effective Staff Retention Strategy

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 59 minutes (approx.) In this webinar, Haili Hughes, head of education, senior lecturer, mentor, author, and former English teacher and senior leader, provides practical advice on developing a staff retention strategy which tackles teachers’ most common grievances and causes for leaving the profession.