Kingsbridge Institute of Learning

part of Community First Academy Trust

An Ethic of Excellence

 Date:  25th June 2024
 Time:  9:30am - 11:30am
 Venue:  Virtual Event
 Delivered by:  Sonia Thompson
 Cost:   £30 per delegate

Session Overview:

Kingsbridge Institute of Learning are proud to welcome Sonia Thompson to explore how do you embed excellence into schools' everyday practices, not as an incidental or an accident, but as an actual ethic? This session will offer Ethic of Excellence toolkit strategies, which can be applied across all ages and phases. The strategies will unpick Ron Berger’s strategies and ethics, and how they apply to classroom practice. 


Sonia Thompson is the Headteacher at St Matthew’s C.E. Primary School and the Director of St Matthew’s EEF (Education Endowment Foundation) Research School, in Nechells Birmingham. St Matthew’s is a Sounds Write and Talk for Writing Training Centre and previously held DfE Teaching School status. Her school regularly hosts’ visits for teachers, Head Teachers and MATs, who want to see evidence-informed practice across the curriculum.

Sonia recently published a book called, An Ethic of Excellence in Action; has had articles published and regularly reviews blogs for SchoolsWeek. She has a chapter in, the researchED Guide to the Curriculum and is a contributor to the new WALKTHRUs 3 book. Sonia is a board member of the UKLA National Council and the Birmingham Diocese. She is also a trustee for the Church of England National Society, Classics for All and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). Sonia is regularly asked to deliver keynotes and training at various conferences and events, across the country.

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