Category Archives: Consultancy

Want to set yourself up as a freelancer in education? Blog posts on how to make it happen

I worked in colleges and schools for twenty years and now I work for myself as a sole trader, managing the business side of being a freelancer and also the training/consultancy/coaching delivery into schools and colleges. It is a challenging, … Continue reading

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Classroom Practice Development – A different approach to CPD?

As a freelance trainer and coach in schools and colleges, I am often invited to deliver training on a staff development day. This can give staff access to research insights and expose them to different classroom approaches as well as … Continue reading

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The great things about being a freelancer

I have been a freelance trainer, consultant and coach in education for the last five years and think there are many great things about this way of working, once you have gone through that stressful period of setting up your … Continue reading

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The evolution of the teaching and learning coach: Becoming an internal consultant

As part of my training and consultancy work, I often support schools and colleges with setting up and developing coaching networks. In mature coaching networks, I am noticing an exciting evolution of their role from 1:1 coach to the broader … Continue reading

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Starting up your freelance business

I have been out on my own in business for about five years now as a freelance trainer, consultant and coach in the Further Education sector of the UK and the sole trader life is an addictive blend of excitement, … Continue reading

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Looking for some training/consultancy for your college or school?

I have put together a summary of the kinds of training and consultancy that I am focusing on during 2016 to support schools and colleges with a sustainable approach to development. There is a big emphasis on follow-up and closing … Continue reading

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Developing a social media presence: the journey of a freelance consultant and coach

I have been a freelance trainer, consultant and coach in the post 16 education sector for the last three years and have been edging into the world of social media. Here are some reflections¬†on that journey, in case they are … Continue reading

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