Martin Renton has taught in primary and secondary schools, as well as in further and higher education. He has well earned reputation as an outstanding teacher and trainer, and Osiris Educational is delighted to secure his services from September 2009.
With an extensive and varied background in education, Martin has been a teacher, Head of Humanities, Head of ICT, Special Needs co-ordinator and Secondary Strategy Manager, developing pedagogical approaches to support pupils’ independent learning. This led to a secondment as consultant for the DfES, supporting schools with Leading in Learning through the personal, learning and thinking skills (PLTS) programme.
He grew up in Northumberland, and took a number of jobs including pottery making, piano removal and restorations, and au pairing in the French Alps before training to be a teacher, graduating from Lancaster University with honours. His first teaching post was as Head of Music in a middle (9 – 13) school.
Martin has earned his outstanding reputation through his work in schools, further education colleges and universities over the last six years, whilst working in a combined role as teacher and consultant. His approach to pedagogy can be seen in Radical Encouragement (Imaginative Minds; 2006) and Thinking through Music (Chris Kington; due Sept 2009), as well as in regular features and on the Intelligent Learning training DVD.
He then returned to the classroom on a part-time basis, allowing him the opportunity to continue his work as a consultant with BBC Education, Creative Partnerships, Sheffield and Newcastle Universities, the Learning Skills Development Agency (Northern Ireland) and the Northern Regional College (Further Education). He also worked closely with Headteachers and senior leadership teams to develop whole-school visions for improving opportunities for young people.
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