CPD Trainers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fran Jones

Francis Jones has extensive experience of teaching and training English, EAL and literacy skills in the UK and across the globe. more

Cherry Hawker

Cherry Hawker is, above all else, excited about children’s learning! She has always been motivated to promote interactive and memorable learning experiences by her conviction that childhood is precious and that we are privileged to be a part of it. Cherry's career has led her from the classroom to working as a Primary Strategy Consultant and to headships in both small/rural and large/urban primary schools. more

Alessio Bernardelli

Alessio Bernardelli was a head of KS3 science for five years in Wales and has taught physics and science for over nine years. During his career Alessio has delivered a range of projects and CPD programmes for schools across Torfaen and Caerphilly, and has successfully led PLCs on developing thinking and technology-rich learning. more