Sean Harris is a part-time doctoral student with Teesside University investigating poverty in schools and how we tackle this in classrooms. Sean is also Trust Improvement Lead at Tees Valley Education Trust in the North East of England.
He is a published author in the fields of education, community work and theology. Sean enjoys learning about learning, sharpening his practice with the help of mentees and thinking about the ‘so what?’ of research in relation to our classrooms. Sean is a visiting Fellow with Ambition Institute and has featured in a number of podcasts exploring the science of learning, educational disadvantage and leading curriculum.
When he’s not mentoring, coaching or teaching… he’s usually being coached, watching films, writing for SecEd and spending time with his family. He takes professional pride in being a comic book geek and Star Wars fanatic too. Sean's MA research focused on the ways in which contemporary cinema can be used to deepen Socratic dialogue and philosophy in classrooms (very much an academic excuse to watch more films and claim it was for research purposes!)