Star of Channel 4 documentary to advise teachers on how to motivate students

Matthew Burton from the popular Channel 4 documentary 'Educating Yorkshire' will be exploring ways in which teachers can better motivate their students at a University conference on 15 January at the Stamford Court Conference Centre.  

Matthew rose to stardom after he was filmed working with GCSE pupil Musharaf (Mushy) Asghar to help lessen his acute stammer - he is also an alumnus of the University of Leicester and face of the Department for Education’s (DfE) new ‘Get into Teaching’ campaign.

At the conference, which has been organised by Dr Sue Dymoke from the School of Education, Matthew will speak on how individual teachers can motivate pupils and how to build a shared vision within the school community.  His speech will demonstrate his on-going commitment to Teacher Education. As well as the talk from Matthew, Alan Newland, senior advisor to the DfE, will speak about the professional and ethical issues which arise in teaching.

A series of workshops facilitated by teachers and head teachers from local schools will also take place during the event. These are designed to explore a range of topical issues in teaching from the perspective of both learners and teachers.

Attendance to the day-long conference costs £75.