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Dan Buckley

Director, Research and Development, Cambridge Education, UK

As winner of the BECTA Secondary Leadership award and the UK National Teacher of the Year award for Innovation and Creativity, Dan Buckley has considerable experience of innovation in learning and teaching. He established one of the first 1:1 laptop projects and the first learner-led competency based curriculum model to use web based peer assessment.

In his current capacity as Director of Research and Development at Cambridge Education he has developed the PbyP (Personalisation by Pieces) framework which is used by learners of all ages internationally and inspired David Worlock founder of EPS to write "At last personalisation has a national and identifiable pedagogy". Carole Whitty Deputy president of the NAHT described it as "a revolutionary tool which opens the door to a new pedagogical paradigm".

Dan has been commissioned by Microsoft to write their future school visions for the UK ‘Building Schools for the Future' initiative and In his capacity as a fellow of ‘Education Impact' has developed and delivered envisioning workshops to ministers in numerous countries, the most recent being Latvia, Kazakhstan, Morocco and Colombia.

It is evident from his numerous key note presentations nationally and internationally that Dan is a passionate advocate of empowering young people. He has advised on school design, curriculum reform and personalisation and is currently developing new assessment systems that can enable more systemic change management by engaging learners and their parents as co-innovators.