About Us

The Let’s Think approach develops the intelligence of pupils by improving their thinking processes. It is a Piagetian programme that draws on the research of Vygotsky and focuses on questioning, collaborative work, problem solving, independent learning, metacognition and challenge.

The Let’s Think Forum is a registered charity led by a group of academics, teachers and tutors. We work with teachers through professional development programmes and the provision of exemplar lessons in English, maths and science.


Name Area of work for Let’s Think Work outside of Let’s Think
Alan Edmiston Primary and secondary maths. ACTS, school accreditation, website, conference.
  • Maths/Science consultant across KS 1 – 3
  • SEND support in maths and science
  • SEND lead for the Solent Maths Hub
  • Editor of Equals for the Math’s Association
  • Stem Consultant for the Science Learning Partnerships
  • Part-time PhD student @ Brunel University
Alex Black Primary and secondary science. Research on LT effectiveness, ACTS, conference, twitter, blog and newsletter
  • Biology teacher guidance, curriculum and lesson writing for Cambridge International and AP College Board curriculum.
  • Science consultant primary and secondary
  • Theory of Knowledge consultant
David Bailey Secondary science
  • Director of Research & Development at Carmel Education Trust, based in the North East of England.
  • Director of Carmel Research School, part of the Research School Network.
  • Programme Director ‘Leadership Lite’, currently undergoing efficacy trial with Wellcome Trust/EEF.
  • Senior Facilitator for STEM Learning, supporting a number of Science Learning Partnerships.
  • Consultant supporting a large Multi-Academy Trust in science.
  • Governor at a Federation of Primary Schools.
Helen Lewis Primary maths, conference
  • Senior Lecturer, Swansea University School of Education 
  • Associate Early Education
  • Inspector – Estyn
  • Thinking Matters Hub member
  • Research – eg metacognition/ wellbeing/ curriculum
  • MA/PhD/ EdD supervision
Jeremy Hodgen Trustee, Maths
  • Professor of Mathematics Education at UCL Institute of Education
  • Research: teaching and learning in mathematics at both primary and secondary, formative assessment, evaluation of interventions in large scale trials and RCTs, analysing large scale datasets, systematic reviews, the effects of grouping students, understanding low attainment, CAME.
Kate Davis Primary maths, Let’s Think mentor and tutor
  • Masters in Education
  • Primary school teacher
Leah Crawford Primary and secondary English, ACTs, conference
  • Previously LA inspector/adviser in Hampshire, now independent consultant English and literacy.
  • Consultant and writer for Bob Cox’s Opening Doors series.  
  • Primary school governor.
  • Masters in Teacher Education
Lynda Maple Primary/lower secondary maths
  • Masters in Maths education.
  • Consultancy for individual schools.
Martina Lecky Trustee, secondary science
  • Doctorate in Education in teachers’ professional development with the CASE methodology
  • Experienced CASE practitioner trained at King’s College in 1990s by Philip Adey and Michael Shayer
  • Executive headteacher – Vanguard Learning Trust
  • Headteacher  – Ruislip High School
Mary Oliver Trustee, Science Lead Tutor
  • Associate Professor of Science Education, School of Education, University of Nottingham
  • Research field: secondary analysis of large datasets, CASE, evaluation of interventions
  • Doctoral and master’s level thesis supervision, teaching research integrity and ethics at doctoral level and teaching PGCEi;
  • CASE support in schools through PD
Michael Walsh Trustee, co-developer of Let’s Think in English programme, English Lead Tutor

Primary and secondary English, ACTs, conference, finance committee

  • Project director for Futurezone, a voluntary collaborative of 19 schools in Islington aiming for excellence for children through: enhancing teaching and learning, developing inspiring leaders, collaboration between children and Innovative business management.
  • Lead Art Projects in partnership with English Heritage and poetry courses for schools in London.
Sarah Seleznyov Trustee, Maths Lead Tutor

Primary mathematics with a focus on Early Years and Key Stage 1

  • Director, Southwark Teaching School Alliance and formerly Programme Leader at UCL Institute of Education
  • Research field: teacher professional development, particularly Japanese lesson study
Shirley Larkin Trustee
  • Senior lecturer, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter
  • Research field: metacognition across ages and subjects
  • Doctoral supervision, teaching MSc research methods, MA metacognition and self regulated learning
Stuart Twiss Co-author of Let’s Think through Maths 6-9, Collaborator on ESRC funded RCPCM project.

Chair of LTF Finance Committee and Project Manager for ACTS.

  • Formerly Chief Adviser of Schools in Poole and Head of School Improvement in Bournemouth. Currently an education consultant and tutor on projects such as Thinking, Doing, Talking Science (EEF project).

Charity No: 1150648

Company No: 7736467

Registered address: Second Floor, Kestrel House, Falconry Court, Bakers Lane, Epping, Essex, CM16 5BD
Administrator: Lynda Maple, 8 Albert House, Pittville Place, Cheltenham. GL52 3HZ

Telephone: 01242 244815

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