We are delighted to announce that Sarah Cottingham is joining the A Learner’s Toolkit project as a Critical Friend. Sarah is an emerging voice at the intersection of cognitive science and education. Her work on how we learn, the forgetting process and memory, and schema development impact the design of our student training continuum and the nature of professional learning for teachers.

More about Sarah

Sarah has 10 years of experience in education, she currently oversees the development of the specialist NPQ programmes at Ambition Institute. Sarah’s focus is developing an ambitious, evidence-led suite of programmes that supports leaders and aspiring leaders to build the mental models they need to be highly effective and confident leaders.

Sarah completed an MA in Educational Neuroscience with a focus on memory. She currently works with schools and businesses on the learning and development of their staff, harnessing evidence-based best practices from psychology and neuroscience