We're pitching at St James Palace on the 1st November!

We are delighted to be pitching at the palace on the 1st November. Last Monday and Tuesday we attended [email protected]'s Boot Camp. We received support and guidance on how to develop and hone our Pitch, as well as support with investment, introductions and strategic guidance. All of the Entrepreneurs selected for Boot Camp have been invited to the ...

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Mike Linley films award winning botanists and authors Anne and Simon Harrap

This week our lead scientist Mike Linley paid a visit to Natural Surroundings in North Norfolk. Natural Surroundings is owned and managed by botanists and authors Anne and Simon Harrap.
Their mission is to promote wildlife-friendly gardening and British wildlife.
Natural Surroundings is a small business based in North Norfolk close to the town...

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Eastern Daily Press Business Awards 2017 – Breaking Boundaries sponsored by Lovewell Blake

We are delighted to let you know that we have been selected as a finalist for the Eastern Daily Press Business Awards 2017 - Breaking Boundaries sponsored by Lovewell Blake.
The awards ceremony is on Thursday 2 November 2017 at the Norfolk Showground Arena; we look forward to letting you know how we get on. Its been a busy week with schools fro...

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Developing Experts exhibit at Didac India

Its been an eventful week! Mike Linley our Lead Scientist and Jon Dalton our Accounts Manager have been exhibiting in Mumbai, India. The three-day conference brings together passionate educators, leaders and experts who are committed to expanding the boundaries of education and training while addressing the growing demand for development and gro...

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Developing Experts is off to Bootcamp!

We are delighted to be invited to [email protected]'s bootcamp. As part of the programme we will be attending Boot Camp at Hult Business School, Ashridge on Tuesday 10th October, 2017; and if successful then off the [email protected] 8.0 at St James's Palace on Wednesday 1st November, 2017. We will let you know how we get on!

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Shortlisted for the EDP 2017 Business Awards - 'Future 50 One to Watch' Category

We are delighted to find out that we have been shortlisted for our second EDP award; Future 50 One to Watch!
Sponsors Nwes are looking for a company within the Future50 family of businesses able to demonstrate a pioneering approach to business and with the potential to flourish and deliver impressive results.
This category is about recognising...

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Shortlisted for the EDP 2017 Business Awards - 'Breaking Boundaries' Category

This week as we train customers from schools in Hong Kong, I am delighted to announce that Developing Experts has been shortlisted for the EDP Business Award's 'Breaking Boundaries' Category. 
The Breaking Boundaries category looks for companies who exploit technology, the internet and the digital revolution to transform the nature of our econo...

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Developing Experts are getting ready to launch its CPD resource films which feature films with Dr. E. D. Hirsch and Doug Lemov

Developing Experts are committed to providing the very best teaching resources and training materials possible. At the end of August our community page goes live! Our community page is designed to give all schools access to inspiring thought leaders. We will be publishing a series of films which can be used as discussion starters for CPD staff t...

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Developing Experts pays a visit to Sheepcot Rivers Pottery

Today we paid a visit to the Sheepscot River Pottery. All of their pottery is skillfully made, painted and glazed right there at their Edgecomb studio. Their artistic creations are made from pure porcelain English clay and reduction fired to 2400 degrees. It was a pleasure to watch Bill their potter, throw the clay to be shaped and formed into b...

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Filming Dr. Rhian Waller, a marine biologist and Associate Professor at the Darling Marine Center, Maine

Its been a privelege to film with Dr. Rhian Waller this week. Rhian is based at the Darling Marine Center which is the marine biology centre part of Maine University. Rhian completed her Ph.D. at Southampton Oceanography Center, UK, 2004.
Where she studied invertebrate reproduction and larval development, deep-sea biology, cold-water corals, bi...

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Developing Experts films a series of chemistry films with Iceni Diagnostics

Yesterday we had the pleasure of filming with Dr. Paula Garcia Calavia and Jordan Hindes organic chemists, from Iceni Diagnostics Ltd. who focus on the development of carbohydrate-based therapeutics and point-of-care diagnostics for infectious diseases. We were grateful to have the opportunity to film with Paula and Jordan in their chemistry lab...

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Developing Experts founder attends Y Combinator's Female Founders Conference

This year's line up of inspiring speakers included: Laura Behrens-Wu · Co-Founder & CEO, Shippo, Morgan DeBaun · Co-Founder & CEO, Blavity, Diane Greene · Senior Vice President, Google Cloud, Elizabeth Iorns · Co-Founder & CEO, Science Exchange, Erika Jensen · Co-Founder, The Flex Company, Aileen Lee · Founder & Partner, Cowboy V...

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Filming with Nottingham Trent University

It was a pleasure filming today with Dr. Theodore Hughes-Riley; one of my former pupils from Flegg High School. I recall Theodore's passion for science, when as a year 9 pupil, he shared his space research project with me. It was evident then he was destined for great things! Mr Bird and Mr Ohja (who is now the Director of the National Space Cen...

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Developing Experts adds 14 lessons to its Reception and Key Stage 1 programmes

To map against the International Primary Curriculum, we have just added 14 lessons to our Reception and Key Stage 1 programmes. We have created lessons which cover the IPC's topic based approach including lessons such as, 'Know all about transport' and 'Learn about the Olympics and how to get moving!'
We particularly enjoyed creating the lesson...

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Developing Experts exhibits at the 'Inspiring Leadership Conference'

Thank you to everyone yesterday who came to our stand wanting to sign up or say hello as a customer. It's great to hear about the warmth, enthusiasm and impact our primary science curriculum is having on your schools! We value your custom! 
If you have not yet come along to stand D48, pop by and say "hello"!

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The Life Cycle of a Cow

It was a pleasure to spend another day at Norton's Dairy with Emily Norton and her dairy cows.
We learnt all about the life cycle of the cow. In order for cows to produce milk they need to give birth to a calf. In commercial units, pregnant cows will be separated from the milking herd about 2 months before they are due to give birth (classed as...

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How Norton's Dairy use Thermometers

Nortons Dairy use thermometers to measure the temperature of their milk throughout their making processes. are devices used to measure temperature. There are a wide variety of thermometer designs, from electric and mercury to heat-sensitive strips, which are used for everything from medical and domestic use to industrial control.Mercury thermome...

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Exploring chemical reaction when making cheese with Norton's Dairy

What another lovely day spent at Nortons Dairy. The key to great cheese is the quality of the milk, which is where Nortons Dairy comes into its own with its own closed herd of cows. Their cheese as a result has a fuller, richer flavour.
No one knows exactly when cheese was first made, but it is believed to have happened at about the same time a...

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Workload

When teachers were asked about workload, 44,000 responded. Teachers work 50-to-60 hour weeks, often starting at 7am, often leaving after 6pm, and often working weekends. 90% of teachers have considered giving up teaching because of excessive workload, and 40% leave the profession within 5 years. There are teachers out there working 90 hour weeks...

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Norton's Dairy Filming Day

Many thanks to Emily Norton and Ruth Norton from Nortons Dairy for allowing me to film their cheese and pasteurisation process! I learnt all about homogenized milk today which was absolutely fascinating. Their milk pasteurisation process quickly stirred up a childhood memory when I recall being issued a daily bottle of milk to drink at school. O...

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The Bett Show Launch

We were delighted to attend this year’s BETT Show in January to launch Developing Experts’ platform.
Our primary science and mathematics curriculum was greeted by hundreds of schools with great enthusiasm. One teacher commented, ‘This sorts the teacher workload issue’ and another headteacher asked, ‘how soon can you sort the rest of the curricu...

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Tips for using spaced repetition

To start with, what is spaced repetition?
Put simply, spaced repetition is a method of learning which involves repeating previously learned materials with increasing intervals of time between each subsequent review.
The idea was first proposed as a solution to improve learning by Cecil A Mace in 1932 in the book Psychology of Study (1932). In ...

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