Sam Twiselton

Professor Samantha Twiselton is the Director of Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University. She uses her research and practice in the progression of teacher expertise, and curriculum design to improve school embedded approaches to teacher development. Sam has been involved in influencing Government policy on teacher education and was a member of the advisory panel for the DfE Carter Review of ITT and the Expert Behaviour Management Panel. She is currently on the OFSTED curriculum review, the DfE Teacher Recruitment and Retention advisory Group and the specialist NPQs Group. She also serves as an NTA (National Teacher Accreditation) Board Member. Professor Twiselton has recently taken on the roles of Deputy Chair of the Doncaster Opportunity Area Board and Chair of the DfE ITT Framework Group. She is a recipient of an OBE for services to Higher Education. The Times Educational Supplement has also named Sam as one of the top ten most influential people in Education for 2019.

Articles from this author

NQTs and COVID-19 – Challenges and Opportunities

COVID-19 has brought so many different challenges in so many shapes and levels of stress for everyone working in the education sector. Those who are about...

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A Potential Paradigm Shift in the Way Teachers Begin Their Professional Journey

It’s good timing to be writing for Trust as new teachers are very much on my mind right now. I have recently started chairing the DfE expert group that...

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