Professor David Waugh
David is a Professor of Education at Durham University. Previously a key advisor for National Strategies Primary Teacher Training, David is an expert in primary English, phonics and teacher training, He has published extensively, both academically and as a children’s author, including the recent edition of the core text, ‘Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics in Primary Schools’.
Ruth has worked as an Inspector, School Improvement Advisor, Trainer, Early Years consultant and Moderator in several Local Authorities; supporting leaders and teachers to improve outcomes for pupils. She currently advises 34 LA schools, supports several MATS and TSAs, and is the Lead International Early Years Curriculum consultant