Alf Wilkinson is a former Head of History and ICT Co-ordinator. Since then he has worked for the Historical Association as their Education Manager and as National Subject Lead History for the New Secondary Curriculum.
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Andy Griffith is a highly acclaimed writer and trainer who specialises in Learning to Learn, thinking skills, creativity, diversity and learning. He is also the Director of Motivated and Loving It (MALIT) and, in addition, he’s the man who put the fun back into education as a writer for Comic Relief.
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Ann Bridgland works extensively with all types/phases of schools. Her training includes both G&T and also stretch & challenge for all pupils everyday, leadership & management, monitoring support and more. Her training is practical, down-to-earth, well-paced and involving.
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Dr Bill Rogers: Bill is a world-renowned authority on behaviour management and this is a rare opportunity to hear him speak in the UK. He is an inspirational speaker who uses humour and practical anecdotes to illustrate his core strategies. He offers practical solutions to managing difficult classes.
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Bob Cox has supported over 200 schools and Local Authorities to improve G&T provision. Bob has published international G&T resources as well as Local Authority G&T policies. He is also the managing director of Searching for Excellence.
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Bob Francis is a long-standing teacher, trainer and author. He has worked with the Further Maths Network since 2005 providing training and enrichment activities for students. He has piloted and delivered on-line courses for students preparing for the Oxford University Maths Entrance Test and has led international workshops for his use of technology within the maths curriculum.
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Brian Maydew is a former Local Authority School Improvement Adviser and Ofsted registered inspector. He has previously held posts as a head of physical education and local authority Physical Education inspector. He is now an independent trainer and consultant.
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Caroline Bentley-Davies is a local authority adviser with a focus on raising standards and literacy. She has been Ofsted trained and runs training on all aspects of teaching and learning around the country. She has lead a successful pilot project on raising the number of A*-C grades in GCSE. Caroline is always an inspiring and energetic speaker.
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Charlie Gilderdale is an experienced mathematics classroom teacher and teacher educator. He is a member of the Millennium Mathematics Project where he contributes to the NRICH website whilst continuing to work in schools with students and teachers. Charlie is enthusiastic about creating opportunities for learning through exploration and discussion, making his training highly interactive.
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Christine MacIntyre is a fellow of Edinburgh University, Christine is one of Britain's leading specialists in the diverse range of needs of younger children. Her highly practical books and extensive research have inspired thousands of Early Years teachers.
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Dave Stott is a highly experienced teacher and trainer in both corporate, school and further education environments. He has a proven and successful management track record and first class communication skills. His unique professional background has included working with local government, private enterprise and as a self-employed entertainer.
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David King is an educational consultant with extensive senior leadership experience, including two associate headship roles in schools in special measures. He is a fully trained Section 5 inspector with experience inspecting secondary, primary and special schools in England, New York and the United Arab Emirates.
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Dee Reid is a literacy expert and qualified teacher. She is consultant to Catch Up - a highly successful literacy intervention programme for struggling readers in Y2–Y8. Dee will offer achievable, practical solutions to help children develop their writing ability.
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Dylan Wiliam is the Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education, author of Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment, Dylan is exquisitely placed at the forefront of assessment to deliver knowledge and practical guidance to all educational practitioners.
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Gary Wilson is the country's leading expert on raising boys' achievement. His international research and extensive work with UK schools ensures that you will leave his course with clear direction and masses of practical ideas that will motivate boys to improve.
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Gavin Kewley has been developing programmes to raise attainment and improve pupils approaches to learning skills for over 20 years. He is a performance coach with training accreditation in coaching, NLP and counselling. He also works as a coach cross-phase, coaching staff and pupils, Primary through to Further Education.
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Geoff Dean provides training that challenges current assumptions and practices in English, by requiring teachers to consider what will be the vital future learning needs of their students. This course will offer opportunities to review curriculum content and resources in an increasingly textualised age, to engage students of all abilities.
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Geoff Moss is an internationally known keynote speaker, author and trainer in Assertive Discipline®. With over 30 years’ experience, Dr Moss has written numerous books and articles and developed new approaches to managing behaviour and learning environments in the classroom.
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Graham Watts works with teachers around the world developing strategies for independent learning and skilful thinking. He has worked in 16 countries, advised 3 national education departments and published books and articles globally. He is the Associate Director for the Institute for the Habits of Mind, co-creator of HOT Tools and founder of Tomorrows Learning consultancy.
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Helen Atkinson is an inspirational speaker with expertise in Years 1 and 2. Helen brings her sessions to life with a huge range of practical ideas and activities that can be implemented immediately. Helen is a local authority teacher advisor for Lancashire and was previously KS1 leader in a Lancashire Primary school with responsibility for Student mentoring and Literacy. Her training is always exciting, informative and direct.
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Ian Patience has an MA in Fine Art and Education and has worked closely with teachers and students at all phases both here in the UK and abroad. With his own unique practical hands-on presenting style his course promises to be insightful and invaluable.
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James Nottingham has been supporting schools to achieve outstanding status since 1999. He has worked with some of the top names in the world of education and has won an award for outstanding contribution in raising the aspirations and achievement of young people.
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Jaz Ampaw-Farr is an inspiring, dynamic and grounded trainer. She has worked at the front edge of synthetic phonics, with the Rose Review and examined phonics schemes and programmes produced on the DCSF website. As well as being a teacher, Jaz is a spelling adviser and presenter for the BBC.
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Jim Smith the author of best-selling book 'The Lazy Teacher's Handbook', is currently a teacher, senior leader and educational consultant. Having been awarded a Distinction in the National Teaching Awards he excels at training non-teachers to be effective in the classroom. Jim’s powerful, motivating and practical delivery is ideally placed to help those with or without teaching experience.
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Kathy Bigio is one of the country’s leading authorities on Early Years environments, Kathy brings her sessions alive with a huge range of practical ideas and activities that you can implement immediately. Her training is always enthusiastic, informative and honest.
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Kim Wells has taught A-Level languages for 15 years and his lessons have consistently been graded outstanding by inspectors. In 2011 Kim and his school won the Independent Schools award for Education Initiative of the Year. His passion is to help children to think for themselves and to give them the tools to stand on their own two feet in their learning. Kim’s training style is innovative, interactive and informative.
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Kirstine Beeley: Kirstine is an experienced and innovative speaker. After many years of being a teacher she set up as an independent trainer to provide training packages especially for Early Years professionals. She strongly believes training should be fun, enthusiastic and creative.
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Linda Tallent is a School Improvement Officer and a prolific author specialising in Early Years issues. She is responsible for much innovative work in Gateshead, creating effective learning environments.
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Margaret Travers holds a master's degree in early childcare and education. With 25 years' experience as a teacher, nursery owner, Ofsted inspector, writer and early years trainer and consultant, Margaret's passion and particular interests are in promoting high-quality early years practice through play and purposeful activities.
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Mark Burns has 11 years experience teaching Business Studies and Enterprise, whilst consistently achieving outstanding results. He has regularly coached staff with several of his articles being published in the "Business Review". In addition, Mark brings his insatiable enthusiasm and a keen sense of humour to his training.
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Michelle Carter is a motivational trainer whose courses are packed full of useful ideas grounded in more than 25 years of experience as a teacher, senior manager, LEA consultant, mentor and trainer.
She has a proven track record of supporting staff to create outstanding teaching and learning environments.
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Mike Hughes is widely regarded as a leader in the field of learning. He is an inspirational and highly reputable trainer who offers innovative, stimulating resolutions to education challenges. As a former Secondary Head, Mike injects a wealth of experience into his training to offer you real, practical solutions for change.
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Nigel Mellor is an experienced educational psychologist, teacher and lecturer. He is the leading writer on attention seeking behaviour. His approach is down-to-earth, encouraging and challenging.
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Pat O'Brien is an educational consultant concentrating on developing curriculum and support materials for schools. He has a specialist interest in science and has acted as a consultant to NAGTY. You will leave Pat's course with great ideas and new techniques.
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Peter Barnard is the country’s leading expert in vertical tutoring having led two schools through this process. He believes that the future is vertical. His schools have received outstanding Ofsted reports and Peter was one of the UK's leading Headteachers.
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Pippa Leslie is an inspirational trainer. She works closely with schools, nurseries and communtiy organisations to develop and embed innovative programmes that support high quality emotionally resilient approaches to leadership and learning in all settings.
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Richard Marsden has over 20 years experience as a language teacher and Head of Department. As chair of GCSE Examiners he has responsibilities in the setting of examination papers, the overseeing of marking and the setting of grade boundaries. He was lead consultant to the QCA during the production of the 2009 training DVD on Controlled Assessment in MFL.
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Robert Powell is a former Headteacher who has a reputation for stimulating, humorous and practical courses on the 'craft of the classroom'. His books, 'Raising Achievement', 'Active Whole-Class Teaching' and 'Personalised Learning in the Classroom', are widely used along with his software for interactive learning and teaching.
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Rodger Pyrah brings over 20 years experience as an educator and a headteacher to his training courses. His warm and intelligent style will inspire you to achieve outstanding project results.
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Roisin Chambers is a highly experienced teacher and trainer. Her expertise is in the area of behaviour, social and emotional development. She has taught in both mainstream and special provision and led and managed a Local Authority Behaviour Support Team.
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Ruth Jackson is a dynamic and innovative trainer focusing on Early Years. Using hands-on knowledge to run courses for teachers, parents and children, she brings a calm, confident delivery to her courses and a practical use of the activities.
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Sam Littlemore is a child psychologist who has been involved in a variety of research projects for 15 years. She is a registered therapist, Regional Advisor for the Anti-Bullying Alliance and in 2008, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for her work with children and young people. Sam has also worked with a number of leading children’s research charities on safeguarding and welfare issues.
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Simon Cooper-Hind has been in education for over 22 years and is a consultant leader for the National College of School Leadership. He has OFSTED training and is working with a number of LEAs and schools.
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Sue Kelly is assistant Headteacher with responsibility for CPD. She has written articles for CPD Update (April 2005) and Professional Development Today magazine (autumn 2005) and is on the editorial board of PDT.
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Terry Handley previously worked for the QCA and was involved in the development of the new programmes of study for ICT. He has led a team of consultants developing Assessing Pupils' Progress for ICT as part of Assessment for Learning.
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Tom Pyne trained as a primary school teacher and has worked at leadership level in BESD special schooling for 15 years. As Strategic Director of Catchpoint Adoptive Family Support, he has been involved in research and working with a range of attachment and trauma disorders for many years and throughout all age groups. Tom’s training is praised for being enabling, practical and supportive.
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Tracy Fox (from Which Phonics) is an excellent teacher and trainer with in-depth knowledge and experience in organising phonics teaching. She has extensive experience with EAL, SEN and gifted children.
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Tricia Murphy 2003's "Woman of Achievement in the Public Sector", Tricia is an eminent author, former head of SEN Support Services in North Lincolnshire and a former president of NASEN. She is an international consultant in Mumbai, Kolkata and Dubai and is renowned for her inspirational and highly practical training style.
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Will Ord is an experienced, inspiring and enthusiastic speaker. His training is always responsive and very practical. Will has been a Head of RE, Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Chairman of SAPERE, a writer for the TES and has worked with the DCSF.
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