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Key Influences

Key Influences


At Lound Academy our practice is driven by our knowledge of the learning brain and we pay particular attention to the environment in which we teach and the way we deliver learning. Our curriculum is a vibrant mix of science and the arts, coupled with firm foundations in basic skills of literacy and mathematics.


All of this is underpinned by staff who are committed to delivering the very best education to our children. As part of our strive for excellence, we keep up to date with contemporary educational thinking. Some key educational theorists have informed our practise and we think it would be worth your while to have a look at their websites and maybe even watch some inspirational educational videos.


Ian Gilbert

Ian is an award-winning author and editor, a leading educational speaker and entrepreneur and a man who the IB magazine named as one of its top 15 educational ‘visionaries’. He established Independent Thinking in 1994 as a platform for leading practitioners to share their work in bringing the best out of all children.


Carol Dweck

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success.


Sir Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation’s troubled educational system.


Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Alistair Bryce-Clegg is one of the country’s leading Early Years specialists. We are fortunate enough to have worked closely with Alistair as we look to continuously improve our Foundation Stage facilities. Alistair is an advocate of child-led learning and puts particular emphasis on the learning environment and the quality of teaching.


Guy Claxton

Guy Claxton is the author of more than twenty books including the bestselling Building Learning Power. His practical ideas about how to expand young people’s appetite and capacity for learning have influenced educational theory and practice across the world.


TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. Believinng passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.