Who provides this professional development?
All of our consultants have extensive experience in raising standards of teaching and learning across all types of schools and at all levels of the schooling system. We are committed to improving outcomes for children, everywhere we can.
The importance of the work done by Reach Out 2 Schools is reflected in the profile and calibre of the trainers and consultants who are prepared to freely donate their time and energies to carrying out this project. They include names which are recognised not only nationally but also internationally. All of them are professionals with a proven track record of making a real difference in schools. Here are some of them:
Isabella is co-author of the best-selling teaching guide, “Pimp Your Lesson!” and an award-winning teacher and AST. She is consultant and contributor for the Oxford Dictionary of Education and presents nationally and internationally on outstanding learning and teaching. She has published academic research papers on practical strategies for motivating disaffected learners; and her co-authored second book, “Talk-Less Teaching”, will be published by Crown House in 2014.
Isabella’s training is practical in nature and cutting edge in content. She has worked at Senior Curriculum and School Governance levels, and is passionate about making a difference for underprivileged youngsters through the power of education.
Barry is a world-class trainer and Professor of Psychology in Education at the University of Cumbria. He is an experienced secondary and primary school teacher and chartered educational psychologist, and the author of seven books and numerous papers and articles in the field of learning and teaching. He is Consultant Editor for the SAGE journal Gifted Education International. As the Director of Still Thinking UK Ltd, Barry has been a freelance trainer and education consultant for many years, and has made keynote and workshop presentations for over 500 national and international conferences. He has worked in a training and consultancy capacity with many thousands of teachers, students, parents, governors, teaching assistants and inspector-advisers.
Will is an inspiring and thought-provoking trainer with expertise in primary leadership, pupil creativity and curriculum design. He has over 30 years’ experience as a teacher, headteacher and LA adviser. As a head teacher he led a school that prized itself on genuine pupil creativity and was described by OFSTED as “outstanding”. His most recent book, Inspirational Teachers Inspirational Learners was given a 10/10 review in the Times Educational Supplement and described as ‘the inspirational text that should be on the reading list of all educational administrators and on the bedside table of all school leaders and classroom teachers.
Leah is the co-author of the best-selling teaching guide “Pimp Your Lesson” and has worked as an AST for many years. She is now an education consultant and has delivered training to thousands of in-service teachers both nationally and internationally. She has extensive experience of coaching and mentoring teachers in a variety of contexts. Her co-authored second book, “Talk-Less Teaching”, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2014.
Kim is an education consultant and senior leader in the secondary sector. His passion is to help children to think for themselves and to give them the tools to stand on their own two feet through their learning. A graduate of Cambridge University, he spent three years working in the Financial Services Industry before deciding to join the teaching profession in 1996. He has led training not only in the field of education but has also worked with the NHS, the Foreign Office, Magistrates and the Insurance industry in developing their thinking tools. In 2011, Kim won the ISA Award for “Education Initiative of the Year”. Kim speaks at conferences and delivers superb training in schools
Andy is author of the best-selling book for teachers, “Engaging Learners” and a highly sought after consultant and trainer on motivational learning and innovative teaching and learning. He has been recognised in the prestigious TES School Awards for his range of innovative education training courses.
Andy’s passion is improving youngsters’ lives through the power of education and exploring how teachers and schools can develop more effective ways of engaging and structuring the learning of young people. Andy is driven by the mission to enable young people from whatever background to gain knowledge and develop study skills, attitudes and habits that empower them to achieve their full potential.
Will has trained teachers in over a thousand primary & secondary schools during the last 11 years. He has gained an enormous amount from his extensive work abroad and his training in India, Thailand, Bahrain, Norway, Dubai, Colombia, Mexico, China, America, Ghana, India and Sri Lanka. Will is a sought-after keynote speaker at national and international conferences on many aspects of teaching & learning, school development, and education in the 21st century.