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Educating for the Future: the Split-Screen Approach
Innovation and Moving Beyond School Improvement

ATTENTION: Leaders, Teachers, Regional Office Staff, Researchers!
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Valerie Hannon (UK Innovation Unit) Keynote Presentation and Workshop

Highly-acclaimed speaker Valerie Hannon specialises in innovation policy and practice; supporting strategic thinking within organisations and policy agencies; leadership development and capacity building and in creativity and culture in learning. She has designed and developed next practice programs for education and government systems in various countries, in schools and districts.

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Key focus areas:

  • The nature of innovation and its significance;
  • School improvement and innovation;
  • Building the innovation culture within schools/preschools and beyond; and
  • Upscaling innovation across regions.



Valerie Hannon, Managing Partner of the Innovation Unit (UK)
Keynote Presentation and Workshop

Valerie Hannon is a Managing Partner of the Innovation Unit, a not-for-profit agency based in London which works in partnership with organisations from the public, private and third sectors to create better outcomes from public services at lower cost.

A former county Director of Education, teacher, and university researcher, Valerie has worked in a wide range of Local Authorities and has been an adviser to the Department for Children, Schools and Families, the Local Government Association, and Creative Partnerships. Her interests include the contribution of other sectors (particularly the creative, cultural and third sectors) to the transformation of public services in the 21st century through social innovation; the role of leadership; and building creative capacity amongst practitioners.