Helen has been PA to James Nottingham since 2003. She works Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm (UK time) She can help you with all enquiries.
James Nottingham is the founder and executive director of Challenging Learning. His passion is in transforming the most up-to-date research into strategies that really work in the classroom. He has been described by Skolvärlden (Swedish Teaching Union) as “one of the most talked about names in the world of school development.”
His first book, Challenging Learning has been published in 5 languages and has received widespread critical acclaim. His follow-up book, Encouraging Learning, supports his work with parents and community groups, as well as with teachers and leaders. Currently he is writing a series of books to share the best strategies for feedback, challenge, dialogue, progress and metacognition.
Before training to be a teacher, James worked on a pig farm, in the chemical industry, for the American Red Cross and as a teaching assistant in a school for deaf children. At university, he gained a first class honours degree in education. He then worked as a teacher and leader in primary and secondary schools in the UK before co-founding an award-winning, multi-million pound regeneration project supporting education, public and voluntary organisations across north east England.
In 2005, James started JN Partnership Ltd. He later developed this into the group of companies known today as Challenging Learning. The group has offices in the UK, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Australia, and employs 20 full-time and approximately 50 part-time staff. James is well known throughout Scandinavia for his work with John Hattie’s Visible Learning. Internationally he is known for his work on challenge, progress, Philosophy for Children and the Learning Pit.
In 2009, James was listed among the Future 500 - a “definitive list of the UK's most forward-thinking and brightest innovators.”
James Nottingham’s work with pre-schools, kindergartens, and nurseries
James is a leader in transforming up-to-date research into strategies that really work in pre-schools. Having been a pedagog and a leader in pre-schools, he understands how to ensure that feedback, praise, challenge, progress, and dialogue can be made to work brilliantly with young children.
Feedback from Pre-School work with James Nottingham
James Nottingham’s work with schools
James has been a teacher and leader in schools in the UK, and is now one of the most sought-after speakers in the world of education. His reputation for translating up-to-date research into practical strategies that are proven to work with students between the aged of 5-18 is outstanding.
Feedback from James Nottingham’s consultancy with Schools
James Nottingham’s work with FE colleges, gymnasiums, and adult education centres
James has worked with FE colleges (gymnasiums) and adult education centres around the world. Offering tailor-made, evidence-based, and practical strategies for all staff working with students over the age of 16, James can help you take the next steps in your professional development journey.
Feedback from James Nottingham’s consultancy with Post 16 colleges
James Nottingham’s keynote speeches
"Nothing short of an AMAZING speaker. Time flew by! Although it was in English, the language was never a problem!” ("Intet mindre end FANTASTISK oplægsholder. Tiden fløj af sted! Selvom dagen foregik på engelsk, blev sproget aldrig på noget tidspunkt et problem!”)
James Nottingham has been described as one of the best professional speakers in the world of education. He has engaged audiences from every phase: pre-school, primary, secondary, FE (gymnasium) and university. He inspires teachers, leaders and pedagogues to reflect and take action.
The conferences he will be speaking at over the coming year include:
Visible Learning conferences alongside Professor John Hattie
Mindset & Motivation conferences alongside Professor Carol Dweck
Challenge and Progress in Pre-School conferences, hosted by Dafolo
Principals' conferences in Australia & New Zealand; Denmark, Norway, & Sweden; the UK; the USA; Argentina, Columbia, & Venezuela; Bahrain, Qatar, and UAE.
Teachers' conferences in 20 different countries (so far)
"James has developed a rare skill for blending arresting anecdotes, hard-edged research and practical advice into a truly compelling narrative. He brings the clarity, humour and powers of synthesis that characterise his presentations to the written word too.” (Professor Barry Hymer, Cumbria University, UK)
"James Nottingham - lärare och skolledare och ett av de mest omtalade namnen inom skolutveckling i världen i dag." (Skolvärlden, 2014) / James Nottingham is a teacher and leader, and one of the most talked about names in the world of school development today (Swedish Teaching Union Magazine)