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The Tony Little Centre for Innovation and Research in Learning 

Our flagship new facility, The Tony Little Centre for Innovation and Research in Learning aims to put Eton College at the forefront of global teaching and learning developments.

Increased research into and understanding of neuroscience, new apps and changing technologies, and a desire to improve best teaching skills, are set to transform the way teachers teach and students learn in this country and around the world. 

The Tony Little Centre has been created as a nerve centre to bring all of these exciting developments together under one roof, to develop the best ways of helping young people to learn and develop their skills.

Watch this short film for an introduction to the work of the centre.

Collaboration is key to its success. Staff will work alongside leading universities on projects, with researchers able to base themselves at Eton to help put theory into practice. We shall work alongside other schools in the UK (including our local state partnership schools) and around the world to exchange ideas and share best practice. 

As well as an outstanding set of facilities, the centre is a symbol of Eton’s commitment to excellence. It will help Eton’s teachers to develop their skills still further, through self-assessment and working alongside colleagues across the various disciplines. 

All of this work has one aim – to improve the learning outcomes of our young people. 

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Centre’s Advisory Committee:

Bill Lucas (Chair), Director, Centre for Real-World Learning; Professor of Learning, University of Winchester
Philippa Cordingley, Chief Executive, CUREE
Ben Elliot, Co-Founder, Quintessentially
Julia Harrington, Headmistress, Queen Anne’s School, Caversham and CEO of BrainCanDo
Peter Hyman, Headteacher and co-founder of School 21 and founder of Big Education
Alistair McConville, Director of Learning and Innovation, Bedales School
Professor Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of Chartered College of Teaching
Ian Warwick, Senior Director, London Gifted & Talented