David Didau works at Swindon Academy as well as being a freelance writer, speaker, trainer and author. He started his award winning blog, The Learning Spy, in 2011 to express the constraints and irritations of ordinary teachers, detail the successes and failures of his classroom and synthesise his years of teaching experienced through the lens of education research and cognitive psychology. Since then he has spoken at various national conferences, directly influenced Ofsted and worked with the DfE on reducing teachers’ workload. He has also written the hugely successful book, The Secret of Literacy, in which he urges teachers to ‘make the implicit explicit’. In his latest book,What If Everything You Knew About Education Was Wrong? he has turned his attention to the myriad unexamined assumptions that underlie education and how we might realign schools with how children actually learn.