​Jean-Louis Dutaut

Jean-Louis Dutaut is a teacher of Media, Citizenship and Government and Politics. A graduate in Journalism with an MA in Philosophy, he has taught for 13 years across primary, secondary and Further Education, and been a school governor for three years.


In that time, Jean-Louis has been Aimhigher Coordinator, a Head of Department, a lead practitioner on competency-led learning, and Director of Digital Learning and of Parental Engagement.  He has taken a step back from full-time teaching to explore further his first love of writing, and broaden his experience of students, classrooms and schools across the country.

He tweets as @dutaut and his thoughts on education can be read on his Elemental Principles blog.

Expert on: Playing drama games in a three-piece suit, finding the best in every child.

Lucy Rycroft-Smith


Lucy Rycroft-Smith is a maths teacher now working as a writer. She has a BSc in Maths and LInguistics, a PGCE in Secondary Maths and an MEd in Educational Leadership and Management. She has worked across a variety of schools from primary through secondary to FE, including managing a busy maths department at a challenging comprehensive.  


Lucy is a member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics and has spoken at WomenED.  She writes freelance for the Guardian, the TES and other esteemed publications, and tutors privately. She has two charming daughters and four wayward cats. 


She tweets at @honeypisquared and writes at www.introvertedteacher.co.uk.


Expert on: Board gaming in the classroom, introverted teaching/learning.