Interested in INSET/CPD?

Each of these in-house sessions can also be run as virtual sessions. They are suitable for primary, secondary and FE settings, and for conference breakouts and keynotes. Click ‘+’ to find out more.

Behaviour 1.0 is my go-to behaviour management training. It can be run as a 90-minute session, a 2-hour session, a half-day training (around 3 hours) or a full-day training. The 90-minute session looks at averting misbehaviour and nipping-it-in-the-bud should it start. It’s packed with theory, evidence and lots and lots of practical approaches and strategies. The longer sessions cover the same material and, in addition, consider teacher self-control and the teacher-student relationship. The training is appropriate for both primary and secondary teachers, NQT through to SLT. If your school has already had Behaviour 1.0, then you should book Behaviour 2.0

Behaviour 2.0 is the follow-up to Behaviour 1.0. Importantly, it recaps Behaviour 1.0 (a very important thing to do!), but also extends and develops teachers’ behaviour management toolkit. It can be run as a 90-minute session, a 2-hour session, a half-day training (around 3 hours). Like Behaviour 1.0, it is packed with theory, evidence and lots and lots of practical approaches and strategies. The longer sessions cover the same material and, in addition, consider teacher self-control and the teacher-student relationship. The training is appropriate for both primary and secondary teachers, NQT through to SLT.

Learning is memory – or to put it another way, if what we teach doesn’t enter the long-term memory of our students then actually we haven’t taught them anything. So, then, how can we hack the memory process so that learning (and progress, achievement and better grades) can happen? Making Learning Sticky will show you how. It will give you the up-to-date neuroscience (in very manageable and memorable chunks) and link that neuroscience to specific teaching approaches and strategies. Whatever you do, don’t forget to book this session. Tie a knot in your hanky if you need to, but don’t forget. This session gets to the very heart (well, the brain) of how to teach effectively. It is crucial CPD!

Mindset Theory unpacks Professor Carol Dweck’s seminal work. It explores and explains this most important of theories, gives the evidence that supports Dweck’s conclusions, and – most importantly of all – shows you how to embed into your classroom practice and school-wide approaches. This fresh, fun and pacey presentation. The session is often described as ‘inspirational’ and a ‘real eye-opener’ by those that see it. It has been delivered across the country and abroad.

There are sessions for staff, for students, and for parents. Each is excellent. Session lengths range from 60 minutes to half a day.

More than any other factor, it is the quality of the teacher-student relationship that underpins the success – or otherwise – of what happens in the classroom. It underpins student learning, student behaviour, student progress, student satisfaction … even the students’ likelihood of taking the subject forward into sixth form, or from sixth form into university connects to the quality of their relationship with the teacher. Not only that, it also links to teacher job satisfaction and teacher retention rates. It is something, then, that needs to be got right. This powerful 60-minute session will tell you how. It is based on robust science and eye-opening research.

This session is for parents, specifically, to show parents how they can help their child get the most out of school. It’s grounded in robust research and cutting-edge science. It looks at the importance of high expectations, academic stretch and tenacity. It explores the necessity of failure to the learning process, and how to help children remove fear from that process. It also looks at the importance of praise, including its use and misuse, and along the way will give good quality strategies for helping children say no to distractions and temptations. In fact, it’s crammed to bursting with positive parenting tips, strategies and approaches. There’s a very good chance that parents will laugh out loud during this presentation, but there might also be a few tears … either way, they will hear what the science says about positive parenting and what they can do to help their child get the most out of school.

There’s so little quality training out there for support staff, hence the need for this session. It’s crammed with material, all aimed at helping TAs/LSAs get the most out of the students they support. It looks at the importance of high expectations, that behaviour moves in the direction of the expectation – so the higher the better! It explains why it is crucial that students are stretched and that lesson difficulty is in fact desirable. It explores how to promote student stickability, impulse control and pro-learning habits. The TA/LSA is a skilled role: part teacher, part parent, part mentor – and so needs all the support that good quality CPD can provide. The session, like all Behaviour Buddy sessions, is grounded in robust research. Oh, it is also based on my own experiences of being a TA. Before I was a teacher, I was a TA for a year so I know very well the difficulties and joys related to the role.

Here’s the most important bit: each session is rooted in robust research and tried-and-tested theory, which means that the strategies and approaches contained within the sessions actually work. Oh, and the presentations are engaging, fun and helpful too. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the testimonials page, bursting with genuine praise.

If you want to book me in, take a look at my availability in calendar form and simply contact me. My price is competitive. For charities, I am happy to present for free (well, a cup of tea and a Garibaldi).