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Lyn Sharratt provides Clarity

Updated: Sep 27, 2022


July 4th 2022

On June 13th Ysgol Rhiwabon Staff, Students and Governors were proud to host Dr. Lyn Sharratt, Wrexham Headteachers and senior staff as part of a Teaching and Learning Conference at the school.

Dr. Lyn Sharratt is based at the University of Toronto in Canada and she has been leading a Collaborative Learning Project in Wales, based on her world-wide research and her book ‘Clarity’, What Matters most in Learning, Teaching and Leading, Corwin, 2019.

Her visit to Ysgol Rhiwabon was an opportunity for her to meet Leaders from across Wrexham and the local region, and across all jurisdictions in Wales, to discuss how her work has been implemented in schools during the last three years.

During the day she showcased her ideas around Learning Walks and Talks. She, along with other visitors to the school, visited eight classrooms and looked at how her ideas have been developed in Ysgol Rhiwabon. Detailed discussion followed and schools worked collaboratively to share their work and ideas.

Mrs Melanie Ferron Evans, Headteacher said,

‘’It was a privilege to host Dr. Lyn Sharratt in Ysgol Rhiwabon and for her to work with colleagues in the Wrexham area to celebrate excellent teaching and learning ideas. I was very proud of the welcome Lyn received from our students and staff.

We are also delighted that she plans to use some of the work from our school in her future research presentation and worldwide publications’’.

Pic 1 – Engagement in the classroom setting

Pic 2 – Dr. Lyn Sharratt at Ysgol Rhiwabon

Pic 3 – Listening to learners in practice

Pic 4 – Briefing the staff prior to a learning walk

(More pictures are available at


Notes to Editor

Ysgol Rhiwabon

Media enquiries about Ysgol Rhiwabon should be directed to

Giles Evans, Business Manager on

Ysgol Rhiwabon, is an open entry secondary school, on the Shropshire / Wrexham border, with just over 550 students.

Set in 17 acres of grounds with significant playing fields, tennis courts and a multi-use games area.

The school recently gained the prestigious Princes Teaching Institute Leadership Programme Mark and is the only secondary school in North Wales in the PTi.


Media enquiries should be directed to Madeleine Mann at

The Subject Leadership Programme recognises and facilitates the achievement of excellence in schools and is an expansion of the annual Subject Enrichment Residential run by the PTI.

The PTI was constituted in 2006 as a registered charity (1116224) to provide more systematic support for teachers. It works in strategic partnership with the University of Cambridge.

Lyn Sharratt

Media enquiries and additional information should be directed to

Dr Lyn Sharratt, Sharratt Educational Services Inc.

(416) 271-7668

252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

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