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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 Humanities: Teaching Disciplinary Literacy to Enhance Understanding and Attainment

This webinar will provide headteachers, curriculum leaders, subject leaders, teachers and practitioners with advice and practical guidance on teaching disciplinary literacy to help pupils read, write and communicate effectively and appropriately in humanities subjects.

Secondary Geography: Lesson-to-Lesson Sequencing and Adaptive Short-term Planning in Line with Teachers’ Standards

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 48 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide headteachers, school leaders and teachers with practical guidance on lesson-to-lesson sequencing and short-term planning for secondary geography which is adaptive to the learning needs of groups and individuals identified in previous lessons, enhancing academic outcomes.

Secondary Geography: Effective Subject Leadership

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 47 minutes (approx.) 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.