Mike Hughes is a well-known and highly acclaimed education trainer/author.

A former secondary head he is currently working freelance and over a period of many years has developed a deserved reputation as an inspirational and innovative trainer/facilitator and is widely regarded as a leader in the field of learning.

Mike has been conducting workshops over a number of years for teachers and school leaders on behalf of NAPD.  He also made keynote presentations at NAPD’s 2013 and 2018 Annual Conferences.

He is best known as the author of The Magenta Principles and this year published the Ireland Edition of this best selling title featuring case studies from a number of schools around Ireland. He is also the author of other influential books such as And The Main Thing…is Learning, Tweak to Transform and Closing the Learning Gap. There are also three Magenta Principles Posters available for display in schools and classrooms to reinforce the ‘Principles’.

More information on Mike Hughes can be found on: www.mikehughes-ets.co.uk

Magenta Principles Posters

About the Author

First and foremost Mike Hughes is a teacher having taught in secondary for 18 years, most recently as a secondary Head. Indeed, anyone who has read his books or attended one of training sessions can immediately see that he has spent a considerable amount of time in the classroom. Not surprisingly, he has a widespread reputation for being both practical and realistic.

In addition to teaching, Mike has also found time to:

  • Work in an advisory capacity for Gloucestershire LEA (teaching and learning)
  • Facilitate on the New Visions programme for recently appointed headteachers
  • Work as an NPQH trainer
  • Be a PGCE course leader
  • Train as an Ofsted inspector
  • Write an extensive range of educational publications and resources
  • Provide training and support to a huge number of teachers and schools both in the UK and abroad