CPD Trainers

Tony Parker

Tony Parker is an award-winning and multi-skilled TV, film and video professional with an unrivalled passion and talent for enabling others. Tony has trained many hundreds of school teachers, opening their eyes to the potential of film and animation in education. more

Neil Ingram

Dr. Neil Ingram is a Senior Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Bristol, UK. Neil is a biologist, interested in practical work in science in secondary schools and is the author of a number of textbooks and articles. He is researching and writing about the impacts of ICT in education and is developing techniques for successfully planning and implementing new technologies in teaching. more

Matthew Venn

Matthew Venn is a freelance engineer and workshop facilitator. As an engineer, he has worked with Arcola Energy, BOC, Sustrans, Rodd and others on various sustainability projects ranging from bicycle powered cinemas to fuel cell theatre lighting. more

Barbara Ainscough

Barbara Ainscough is an Independent ICT trainer working with both teachers and students introducing them to a range of digital creativity projects, including stop-motion animation, digital storytelling, podcasting and the use of iPad to support the whole curriculum. more

Alan Bailey

Alan has been an Apple support professional since 1999 and has gained Apple's ACTC and ACSA certifications. He now specialises in the deployment of iOS devices and is often called in as a contractor on large-scale projects in business, education and media. more

Matt Mapleston

Matt achieved the current Guinness World Record for the largest animated mobile phone mosaic for Sony's launch of their Android phone and tablet at Mobile World Congress 2013. Among his skills are software development for OSX, Android and Linux. He also windsurfs and runs long distances, just never at the same time. more

Fin O'Regan

Fin O'Regan is one of the leading behaviour and learning experts in the UK and Europe He was the Headteacher of the Centre Academy from 1996-2002, the first specialist school in the UK for students between the ages of 7-19 specialising issues related to ADHD, ASD and ODD . He is an associate lecturer for Leicester University, the National Association of Special Needs, the Institute of Education, the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre and vice chairman of the UK ADHD network. more

Ann Bridgland

Challenge and support for pupils and staff in the everyday 'classroom' in all phases and types of schools are at the heart of all Ann does. Research and practical approaches to learning, teaching & leadership underpin and shape her work. more

Tim Dawson

Having worked in advertising, industry and retail, Tim qualified as a teacher in 1992. Later, having been a deputy head teacher for three years, Tim was asked to take up a post working with disaffected pupils in the secondary sector. Tim joined the management team as Literacy Leader and maintained that role as the school transferred to academy status in 2008. more

Lorraine Petersen

Lorraine was the CEO of nasen and prior to that held a number of teaching posts within mainstream schools in Sandwell, West Midlands. She completed her 25 year teaching career as head teacher of two very diverse primary schools. more

Sue Rogers

Sue has extensive and varied experience in education and is now a very successful freelance education trainer, interim manager, inspector and consultant, both in the UK and internationally. Sue has an educational CV with a breadth that is hard to match. more

John Collins

John Collins is a CfBT, Tribal and Serco accredited Additional Inspector. He has held senior management positions in schools, universities, and LEAs and has extensive experience of inspecting both secondary and primary schools in England and Internationally. He has general expertise in both secondary and primary phases with special expertise in Mathematics and Special Educational Needs. more

Helen Battelley

Helen Battelley is an EYFS Dance and Movement Consultant based in the UK and has been working as an EY Professional for 15 years. Helen delivers training, seminars and consultancy to EYFS practitioners, managers and teachers globally, in understanding the importance of dance/movement in play and the cross curricular links associated with dance in Early Childhood. more

Les Pounder

Les Pounder is a freelance author and journalist who works with open source technologies such as the Arduino and Raspberry Pi to create inventions and contraptions for both fun and clients. He has worked for clients such as DWP, Blackpool Tower and Salford University. more

Brian Rossiter

Brian has had 36 years experience of teaching in schools in England.  Working in some of the most impoverished communities he has had a major impact on the lives of young people and their life chances. more

Andrew Yeoh

Andrew Yeoh is the Programme Director of the Bristol Improv Theatre (BIT), a charitable organisation that promotes improvisational theatre across the South-West UK. A professional theatre coach with over 7 years of teaching and performing experience, Andrew teaches introductory adult classes on improvisation for confidence and creativity building. He also provides applied improvisation workshops for business professionals and has led sessions with clients such as the The Environment Agency, Magnox Ltd, Think Creative and The University of Bristol. more

Jeffrey Richard Howson

Jeff is a freelance consultant, trainer and Associate Advisor and has worked in Educational ICT for 30 years plus, in all phases of education. He was an AST and Head of Department - Computing and has more recently been involved with many BSF, Academy and Free School programmes, providing key input into the curriculum, vision, policies and procedures, school design and all aspects of ICT strategy and delivery. more

Mark Anderson

Mark is an award winning education technology expert, keynote speaker and independent consultant. He is one of the UK’s most in-demand speakers and strategic consultants for schools and is a passionate advocate for the purposeful use of technology. more

Catherine Elliott

Catherine Elliott is the SEND Lead for the Sheffield City Council eLearning Team. She works with primary, secondary and special schools in the city and further afield to improve outcomes for young people through the purposeful use of learning technology. In the past year she has focussed on supporting the introduction of the new Computing Curriculum in SEND settings, providing advice, resources and teaching exemplar lessons to students with a range of learning difficulties. more

Jason Buckley

Jason Buckley is a leading trainer and writer in philosophy for children and classroom dialogue. Over 14,000 teachers in 91 countries get his weekly emails. Jason spends as much time working with pupils as with teachers, ensuring his ideas to get every child talking actually work! more

Kym Scott

Kym Scott heads up the Early Years Advisory Team in the London Borough of Lewisham, where she has been a School Improvement Advisor for Early Years for 15 years, following a successful teaching and senior leadership career in London schools. more

Neil Atkin

An Internationally renowned trainer who challenges conventional 'wisdom' using research and experience. more

Matt Bromley

Matt Bromley is an education journalist and author with over eighteen years’ experience in teaching and leadership. He also works as a consultant, speaker, and trainer. more

Nina Jackson

Nina is an International Education Consultant and is a leading practitioner in outstanding learning and teaching. She has a particular gift of working with SEND, Gifted and Talented, engaging disaffected learners, mental and emotional health and digital technology Her training courses on all aspects of Learning and Teaching always leave educationalists wanting more - she is in high demand for working with teachers, students and educationalists alike. more

Tom Bigglestone

Tom Bigglestone delivers workshops and INSET in Oracy and Philosophy for Children (P4C). A former Head of Department, he has worked at several age levels and in both maintained and independent sectors. Following a degree in Philosophy, History and Theology at Durham University. more

Steve Garnett

Steve Garnett has been a teacher for 24 years. He has delivered INSETs to over 7,000 teachers over the past 10 years in the UK, Ireland and across Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Teachers who have attended Steve's courses have regularly described them as 'inspirational'. more

Bethany Kelly

Bethany is passionate that teachers should make their own learning a priority alongside that of their students. Her approach brings together her philosophical background, experience of a wide variety of independent schools, a creative method and an interest in popular culture. Bethany has worked in education for over 20 years in all, spending all but the first three years in leadership roles. more

Alan Jarvis

Alan has delivered over 1,600 courses to roughly 11,000 teachers. With over 30 years of teaching experience - including seven as an assistant headteacher responsible for teaching, learning and assessment - Alan has extensive experience of employing new teaching and learning strategies. more

Alan O'Donohoe

Through his work in the classroom, Alan has earned an excellent reputation within computer science education and has a wealth of experience in delivering courses which have been consistently graded by teachers and inspectors as "outstanding". more

Aaron Wilkes

Aaron is also one of the leading authors in school publishing as well as being a highly regarded and skilled teacher. His energetic and creative style is reflected in both his teaching and his books, which are loved by teachers and their students all over the country. more

Robert Pike

Robert Pike is an experienced trainer, author and teacher of French. He recently co-authored a new ‘A level’ French textbook for AQA, as well as several products for the new GCSE. He has worked on many other French products such as Allez, Studio and Clic more

Pamela John

Pamela John has over 17 years’ teaching experience, most recently as head of English in a comprehensive school. more

Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor is one of the most experienced and gifted trainers and school leaders in his field. Throughout years in school leadership, Dave has remained focused on the magic of the classroom, and is often cited as an inspiration to his students and his colleagues alike. more

Peter Dawes

Peter Dawes is an engaging and enthusiastic trainer with a broad repertoire of practical ideas. He has 17 years’ experience of teaching MFL in a variety of schools and has taught English abroad. more

Tony Woolstone

Tony Woolstone has been running modern foreign languages and other courses for many years and his dynamic and eccentric style will be familiar to many. more

Thomas Packer

Thomas Packer has been teaching for over 30 years in a variety of settings: Maintained and Independent Schools, Secondary (11 – 19) and all-through (3 – 19) Schools, Day and Boarding, Boys’, Girls’ and Co-educational. His specialist subjects are Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. more

Marta Tomaszewski

Marta has taught Russian in schools for over 13 years and takes every opportunity to extol the virtues of learning this ‘lesser taught language’ – whether to Year 6 pupils at a ‘taster lesson’ or to one of the many of her sixth formers who have continued their Russian studies at university level. more