About Us

Rethinking Assessment is a broad coalition of school leaders from the state and independent sectors, researchers, policy-makers and employers working with a sense of urgency to find the best ways of evidencing the full range of young peoples’ strengths.


for Rethinking Assessment


Al McConville

King Alfred School

Alistair oversaw the development of the diversely assessed ‘Bedales Assessed Courses’ which take the place of many GCSEs during his time at Bedales School. He is the co-author of ‘Learning How to Learn’, an inspector, and a TES features writer.

Dr Amelia Peterson

London Interdisciplinary School

Amelia is a social scientist with a background in policy and consulting. As a founding faculty member of LIS, Amelia studies education reforms and their relationship to social, geographic and labour market inequalities.

Ann Padley

Design Thinking Consultant

Ann designs and leads collaborative, embedded learning experiences for innovation. Working across industry and academia, Ann has collected a unique blend of experience in design education, design thinking and strategic marketing consulting. 

Professor Bill Lucas

University of Winchester

Bill is Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester. Bill, an ex school leader and CEO of two national educational charities, is a researcher, writer and educational thought-leader.

Dr Christina Hinton

Harvard University/Research Schools International

Christina is the Founder and CEO of RSI and a Research Affiliate at the Harvard Human Flourishing Program.

David Hatchett

Academies Enterprise Trust 

David is an experienced, highly qualified education executive leader with expertise in school improvement and organisational turnaround in the multi-academy trust (MAT), local authority (LA), private (Plc) and voluntary sectors.

Gemma Goldenberg

Chartered College of Teaching 

Gemma is currently doing PhD research into the impact of nature on children’s wellbeing, cognition and behaviour. She recently worked as a research and learning specialist at the Chartered College of Teaching where she aimed to bridge the gap between research and practice in education.

Gwyn ap Harri

XP School

Gwyn is the CEO and co-founder of XP School Trust in Doncaster, UK. XP delivers a three dimensional curriculum focused on academic performance, beautiful work and character growth.


Dame Alison Peacock

Chartered College of Teaching

Dame Alison Peacock’s research and commitment to ‘Learning without Limits’ has taken place over many years.  Working with colleagues from the University of Cambridge she has participated as an insider-researcher studying the impact of removing national curriculum levels  within primary school settings.

Andrew Matthews

Round Square

Annabel Tuckey

Education Consultant

Chris Jeffery

Bootham School

Chris is the leader of a vibrant Quaker boarding school in the centre of York. He seeks to help talented and committed young people pursue lives of purpose, impact and success. 

Conrad Hughes

International School of Geneva  

Conrad is Campus and Secondary Principal at the International School of Geneva. Conrad led two major projects with UNESCO-IBE to rethink the guiding principles for learning in the 21st Century and preventing violent extremism through education. 

Elena Wilson

Edge Foundation

Elena is the policy manager at the Edge Foundation where she is passionate about the future of young people. At Edge, she works closely with the research and practice team to develop research-based policy statements, grow our policy network, and coordinate policy activities and campaigns across the sector. 

Geoff Barton


Geoff was headteacher of King Edward VI School from 2002 to 2017. He is a Founding Fellow of the English Association and writes for a range of newspapers and journals. He has worked with various organisations, including the Department for Education, on leadership and literacy.

Hazel Batani

Education consultant Wales

Professor Helen Rogers


Helen was formerly Head of Widening Participation and Full Professor with a demonstrated history of teaching and research within higher education. She is skilled in Research Liaison, Program Coordination, and Science Communication