Hywel is a teacher, author and educationalist working with many educational organisations across the UK and beyond. Hywel was a senior leader and Advanced Skills Teacher at a secondary school in the North of England until 2009. He is a visiting practitioner to Leeds Metropolitan University, Manchester Metropolitan University, an associate consultant for the University of Wolverhampton and a member of the National Executive for the National Association for the Teaching of Drama.
From basic but great classroom pedagogy to developing a ‘blended brave curriculum’ to teacher coaching, leadership development and mentoring (also including TA, AST, NQT development and cover supervisor training) to wonderfully innovative and life-changing strategies such as ‘Mantle of the Expert’, Hywel covers – and practices – a whole variety of approaches that make learning real for young people and delivers his work with an energy and a humour that is quite, quite infectious. Recently Hywel has support curriculum innovation in special settings where his contributions have been recognised as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Hywel has most recently worked with Mick Waters, Roy Leighton, Karen Ardley, Phil Beadle, Alistair Smith and is an associate of Ian Gilbert’s Independent Thinking. He is currently supporting school improvement in across the UK through longer-term partnership arrangements and is a regular on the Keynote circuit where he offers his own cutting edge view of education, curriculum and learning.
Hywel was recently described as ‘a world leader in enthusiasm’. Hywel’s book ‘Oops! Getting Children to Learn Accidentally’ is published by Crown House Publishing