focus relentlessly on what works best in improving Teaching
and Learning. We bring an in depth understanding of current
pedagogical research and best practice together with a
depth of experience gained from over 20 years of working
with senior leaders and teachers in schools and classrooms
across the sectors to provide solutions that work.
work with schools who understand that outstanding teaching
provides a foundation for good learning and want to explore
ways of moving beyond the transmission mode of teaching
towards a learning centred focus in which learners take
increasingly more control over their own progress.
don’t deliver training packages: we help professionals
learn, change mind sets, improve their pedagogical practice
and help them make a significant difference to pupil learning
work flexibly and collaboratively with schools and consortia to
tailor a programme of training, coaching and/or developmental
activity which effectively meets the needs and direction.
immerse teachers in practical experiences where they can gain
new skills and understanding and apply them to their own classroom
practice to ensure learning is embedded. As new capabilities
develop and are proved to enhance pupils’ learning so
too do new attitudes, beliefs and values. Participants will
see and experience teaching and learning and the dynamics of
the classroom differently through the development of these changes
to their mind set, enabling ongoing development and significant
and sustainable improvement of pupils’ learning and progress.
training is challenging, innovative, active and inquiry led
– and thus models what outstanding pedagogy should feel
like. Delegates are encouraged to build on each training day
back in their classrooms, take creative risks and work as peer
coaches with colleagues in collaborative lesson study with a
clear focus on improving pupils’ learning and performance
help schools become learning communities and teachers to become
leaders of learning. Our working methods model the best of CPD
practice and provide schools with a framework for sustaining
high quality professional development once our involvement is
GREENHALGH, B.Ed (HONS), M.Ed
Peter is an independent educational trainer
and consultant with over 20 years’ experience of teaching,
leadership and management within primary, special, secondary
schools and colleges. He has also worked as an Ofsted Inspector
and as senior school improvement officer in Cheshire LA with
particular responsibility for leading policy and practice within
the areas of special needs, inclusion and learning to learn.
is recognised as an inspirational trainer and consultant whose
ideas and approaches are grounded in reality and best practice.
His clear focus on school improvement through innovative learning
and teaching is underpinned by breadth and depth of professional
knowledge and expertise which includes leadership for learning,
coaching skills, strategies for inclusion, accelerated learning,
thinking skills, co-operative learning, assessment for learning
and teaching for creativity.
the past eleven years Peter has worked with individual schools,
local authorities, education action zones, school consortia,
colleges and universities across the UK and the Arts Council
Creative Partnerships initiative, supporting teachers and
school leaders in developing innovative and practical approaches
to improving motivation, creativity, learning and achievement
for young people. The success of Peter’s “mind
friendly” principles and strategies has been documented
in Arts Council research and publications, and is recognised
by the Manchester University CEL evaluations, the DfES Innovations
Unit and Ofsted.
the UK, Peter has worked on classroom research projects in
Chicago, Illinois, USA; contributed to the BSME CPD programme;
worked with the SOROS Foundation in Latvia, bringing creative
ideas and strategies to the transformation of the Latvian
school system and with Nord Anglia, supporting an innovative
pilot programme with Arab speaking schools and colleges in
the United Arab Emirates.
SCOTT, BSc, PhD, NPQH
Pam Scott is an Independent educational trainer and consultant
with over twenty years’ experience of senior management
in schools in the North West.Her most recent post was as Headteacher
at Coppenhall High School, an 11-16 school incorporating a 60
place resource for children with MLD, a recognised strength
of the school. The school served two of the most socially deprived
wards in the country. Raising aspirations, achievement and educational
standards within this community were the major challenges that
Pam successfully addressed, significantly raising standards
in all aspects.
expertise covers all aspects of school leadership and management.
These qualities are underpinned by excellent interpersonal and
skills as a consultant and trainer. She has a reputation as
someone with a clear vision about the future of education, the
ability to provide a coherent strategy and a strong commitment
to improving the outcomes for all pupils. Her pragmatic and
realistic strategies are founded on a relentless and clear focus
on learning and a commitment to provide an inclusive and personalised
approach to every aspect of school life.
Five years ago Pam joined the team at Mind
Friendly Learning and has undertaken a variety of consultancy
roles both in leadership and management as well as teaching
and learning which remains her passion. She has worked in Liverpool,
Wigan and Denbighshire but the last three years has seen her
being intensely involved in transforming learning in the new
Knowsley Learning Centres.
recent years Pam has provided training sessions for the National
College and she is also a qualified School Improvement Partner
( SIP ).