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Sir Anthony Seldon

Vice-Chancellor
University of Buckinghamshire (Confirmed)

Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham, is a leading contemporary historian, educationalist, commentator and political author. He was Master of Wellington College, one of Britain’s leading independent schools, until 2015. He is author or editor of over 40 books on contemporary history, politics and education, was the co-founder and first director of the Centre for Contemporary British History, is co-founder of Action for Happiness, and is honorary historical adviser to 10 Downing Street. His many other activities include being on the First World War Centenary Culture Committee, established by the Culture Secretary in 2013, and governor of The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Developing Outstanding Leadership in Schools and Embracing the Fourth Educational Revolution 

  • Introducing a cultural change across the independent school sector and driving improvement in educational technology
  • Supporting senior leaders to develop teaching and assessment innovations, increasing pupil engagement and raising their attainment
  • Considering improvements already made by technology in school: roll-calls, lesson enhancement, marking, and assessing
  • Exploring how Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality are helping personalise teaching to the needs of an individual student and increasing levels of interaction with the learners, including SEND learners
  • Examining the role the existing schools system should play in shaping new technology