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Exploring LwL core ideas and principles

It may be possible to organise bespoke opportunities for continuing professional development. If you are interested in exploring this possibility, please contact

Visits, courses and seminars at The Wroxham School

The Wroxham Transformative Alliance was set up in 2011 when the school gained status as a National Teaching School. On its website, you can find current professional development opportunities, and information on research, leadership, initial teacher education and more. The work of the Alliance is founded on Learning without Limits principles. Conferences, on issues such as assessment without national curriculum levels, are organised several times a term. Attendance can be booked online.

Please contact the school if you are interested in arranging a visit, or wish to request a professional learning event tailored for a specific group of colleagues. Please contact

Visiting speakers

It is also possible for one or more Wroxham staff members to come and talk to a professional group at your school or setting about how staff work at Wroxham and how their approaches relate to Learning without Limits. If you would like to arrange a talk or seminar, please contact Alison Peacock in the first instance, at the email address above.  More information about Wroxham can be found on the school website

MEd course at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Since 2009, it has been possible for teachers studying for a Masters in 'Researching Practice' at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, to choose, as part of their programme of studies, a course based around the two books: Learning without Limits and Creating Learning without Limits. Key elements of the course include:

  • Exploring the origins and anti-educational impact of the 'ability' discourse.
  • Identifying the effects of fixed ability thinking on teachers, learners and curriculum.
  • Exploring alternative ways of teaching and learning without recourse to notions of 'ability', and considering the alternative core ideas of transformability and learning capacity, and key pedagogical principles.
  • Discussing the particular kind of professional learning and associated key dispositions on which learning without limits depends.

A key component of the course is a practical, small-scale investigation, in which students undertake and reflect upon a development in their practice, informed by Learning without Limits core ideas and principles.  During the final day's meeting of the course, each student presents to the group an account of what they did and why, what they have learned and how this will inform their practice in the future.