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Neil Almond
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Neil Almond

Neil Almond is an experienced education researcher, teacher and curriculum expert with a strong background in evidence informed practice and assessment. Neil has spoken at several ResearchED events, including presenting on subjects such as the application of Cognitive Load Theory in the primary maths classroom, the importance of a knowledge-explicit curriculum along with principles of curriculum design.

Neil has contributed a chapter to the ResearchED series of books and has written a chapter on curriculum design in the ResearchED Guide to the Curriculum. He has also worked with schools on developing their curriculum provision. Neil’s research interests lie in educational psychology, pedagogical content knowledge, reading, mathematics and developing effective instruction.

He has previously worked as a music, history and geography lead. He tweets regularly at @Mr_AlmondED and also blogs at Mr_AlmondED – Mr Almond: Nuts About Teaching.

Neil Almond's Webinars

Primary Geography: Effective Subject Leadership

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

Primary Geography: Bespoke Assessment and Feedback to Transform Pupil Outcomes

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 1 hour 7 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 primary 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.

Primary History: An Insight into Ofsted's Research Review, Identifying High-quality Curricula, Assessment, Pedagogy and Systems

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 56 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide headteachers, curriculum leaders, subject leaders, teachers and practitioners with insight into Ofsted’s Research review series: history which provides an evidence-based conception of a high-quality history curriculum to support Ofsted’s inspection judgements, and can be used to guide curriculum planning.