Please find below testimonials from a selection of the providers with whom we will be working this year.


Lesley Hunter

Understanding what Inspectors are Looking For, Effective school self-evaluation, Authentic Leadership

The feedback we received was nothing less than fantastic! – David Stewart, Associate Director, The Education Network.

From being a middle-ranking Authority nationally we became amongst the top 10 nationally, and top regionally, for pupil achievement in English and Maths. Lesley’s contribution to this was significant, especially through her coaching work with the Authority team, and direct work with management teams in schools. – Lawrence Killian, Former Senior Manager for School Improvement, Calderdale Local Authority.

Lesley’s input has been invaluable and had an immediate impact.  My middle leaders have stepped up to the mark and are now taking an active role in supporting me to monitor, evaluate and develop the school. – M. Gosling, Executive Headteacher brought in to support a school in special measures.


Richard Churches

Coaching and Mentoring, Lesson Observation Skills, The Inspirational Teacher, Experimental Research Design for Teachers

Richard is wholly committed to what he does – and has a brilliant way of getting it across. Lesley Rickard, School Cluster Director, Al Gharbia, Abu Dhabi

An innovative and exciting opportunity to put power back into the hands of the teachers. Andy Rothwell, Deputy Head, Mount Pleasant School, Newport, United Kingdom

One of the most useful and motivational INSET days I’ve attended in 6 years


Arnie Skelton

Key Skills for the Modern Head: Bite-sized workshops, Heads UP: Learning from the Best

Arnie Skelton is a training and development phenomenon.  Energetic and insightful to a fault, there are few leadership and training challenges he will not take on and overcome with considerable style.  His preparation, focus and delivery in training provision are second to none and his brand of mentoring is as supportive as it is direct and utterly to the point.  Dr Nick Winterbotham, Director, BTC and Programme Co-Director, MRL Chair, RNLI Heritage Board


Barry Stay

Motivation, Expectations and Engagement, Outstanding Recruitment for International Schools, Safeguarding in International Schools

This was the best INSET ever. Something you can really understand and use. Barry was great to listen to, easy to associate with and easy to understand. I thought the day was brilliant. It was great to be given realistic strategies. Cindy Mackenzie, Science Coordinator, Westergate Community School

Barry is the best person that has ever come into school to work with staff. It was all spot-on. Sue Dyke, Baycroft School

 


Helen Battelley 

EYFS Dance and Movement

‘Helen’s passion, enthusiasm, knowledge and dedication in her field demonstrate her commitment to dance and children’s learning journeys’. Helen Moylett, President of British Association or Early Years Childhood

I feel inspired to be able to deliver dance and movement confidently, and also to get more physically active myself. A perfect blend of Theory and Practical, Thank You.


Gill Kelly

Optimising Your Curriculum, Assessment and Learning Spaces in the 21st Century, Well-being and Resilience in Education (Staff and Students), A Level reform and Maximising Progress in Sixth Form Learners, Developing a Successful Career in Senior Leadership up to Principal Level

Gill Kelly has that rare quality of a leader: the ability to balance the rational with the intuitive. Her ability to assess, very quickly, the dynamics of a given situation and then act in a manner that creates the greatest value in the shortest time is inspiring. However, it is her vision to create an education system that is fit for purpose that drives her and she, in turn, inspires passion in others though this consistent pursuit of excellence. Her past achievements, although significant, are merely a solid foundation for future success. Roy Leighton, Speaker, trainer and author of the Butterfly Model

Gill is knowledgeable and keeps her understanding of research and best practice up to date. Her positivity and passion engage and motivate. Gill’s good sense and practicality support and challenge appropriately. Anne Burrell, Principal of Merchants’ Academy, an all through Academy in Bristol


Brendan Routledge

Embedding Technology in Teaching and Learning, Teaching Programming with and without computer

Fantastic day, very inspiring. We will be re-thinking our action plans in the light of today’s input.  Tim Groves, Sheringham Primary, Norfolk

Hugely inspirational and empowering  Jan Seaborne, Gorseland Primary, Suffolk

Brendan has a real passion for the work he does, his enthusiastic manner is infectious  Rob Bradshaw, ICT Coordinator, El Alsson, Giza, Cairo


Sarah Pavey

Librarian’s courses: Get Inspired with Technology/Think Different!, Helping Students Create the Perfect Essay

 So inspirational packed with ideas, I wondered if you would consider working with some other European Schools Monique Plomp, International School Eerde, Netherlands

I found your course to be extremely informative, very interesting and above all, far from feeling like a fish out of water, I came away feeling much more confident than I could ever have expected.”   Pat Jones, George Green School, London, UK (IB School)

It was great to meet you yesterday at the Big Day Out in Newcastle. I’ve been really inspired. I’ve already been putting bits into practise with my class today! Tom Jones, Teacher, West Jesmond Primary School, Newcastle, UK