PEOPLE

  • Robert Peal

    History Teacher

    West London Free School

    Robert is a history teacher at the West London Free School, and author of the ‘Knowing History’ series of secondary school textbooks for Collins. He is a former ‘Teacher in Residence’ at the Department for Education, where he worked as a speech writer and policy advisor for the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb MP. Having trained as a history teacher in 2011 with Teach First, Robert went on to work for the think tank Civitas as an education research fellow. Whilst there, he wrote ‘Progressively Worse: The Burden of Bad Ideas in British Schools’, a book about the history of teaching methods from the 1960s to today. Robert has written on education for Standpoint magazine, Demos Quarterly, and the Daily Mail.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Harrow 2016/17

DEBATE: Contact sports

Qualifying Round: Harrow 2016/17

DEBATE: Social egg freezing

Regional Final: London Inner 2015/16

DEBATE: Reparations

Qualifying Round: Kensington & Chelsea 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Qualifying Round: Hounslow 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre



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