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Michael Chiles
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Michael Chiles

Michael Chiles is a Principal Examiner, Curriculum Development Advisor and an experienced school leader who has successfully headed departments in several challenging secondary schools in the UK. He is an experienced trainer and has delivered training, both nationally and internationally, to support teachers in their approaches to implementing effective assessment practices.

Michael is a Chartered Geographer at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and is an experienced Head of Geography. In recent years, Michael has supported schools in curriculum development, delivering training nationally and internationally to teachers and school leaders, along with authoring several revision materials for schools. He is a passionate practitioner with a keen interest in using research-based evidence to support students in becoming lifelong learners.

Michael is the co-author of ‘The CRAFT of Assessment’, in which he explains the importance of school leaders cultivating the right conditions for teachers to use assessment as a tool to support learning, both in and out of the classroom, to enable pupils to close the knowledge gap. His book has received widespread acclaim and has been praised for containing a wealth of practical ideas with research-informed explanations.

Michael Chiles's Webinars

Secondary Geography: Effective Subject Leadership

This webinar will equip subject leaders for geography at secondary level with knowledge and skills to inspire and empower their team, to ensure confident and consistent delivery of the secondary geography curriculum throughout the school, with a firm focus on improving pupil outcomes.

Secondary Geography: Bespoke Assessment and Feedback to Transform Pupil Outcomes

Webinar Duration: 45 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide headteachers, school leaders, teachers and teaching assistants with practical guidance on strengthening assessment and feedback strategies for geography at secondary level through the deployment of evidence-based practice aligned with government expectations. It is the latest in our subject-specific webinar series on enhancing teaching and learning.

Accessible Assessments: Understanding and Shaping Ofqual Draft Guidance

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 42 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide headteachers, senior leaders and teaching staff with expert insight into draft guidance for awarding organisations on producing accessible assessments in compliance with legal obligations, to inform understanding and engagement in consultation on the guidance.