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Haili Hughes

Haili Hughes is Head of Education at IRIS Connect and Senior Lecturer and Teacher Development Mentor Lead at the University of Sunderland. She is also a former English teacher, Head of Department and Senior Leader who has mentored new teachers and ITT students for over fifteen years.

Haili has completed three Masters degrees and is now studying for a Doctorate in Education. She is passionate about keeping experienced staff in the classroom who may feel like they are somewhat jaded with the profession. In addition to delivering mentor CPD across the world, she also delivers workshops in schools across the UK, with the most able learners, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to raise aspirations and train staff to ensure that they are challenging pupils and developing their pedagogy to meet their needs.

In her spare time, Haili writes regular articles for the TES and other education publications and peer reviews submissions for the Chartered College of Teaching's 'Impact' journal. She has written three education books and is currently writing the fourth and fifth for large education publishers.