Work with Chris

What’s on offer?

Chris aims to help schools, colleges and teachers translate insightful, inspiring and practical ideas about teaching and learning into effective practice by providing lively and interactive training and pragmatic and focused consultancy.

In these challenging times of teacher recruitment and retention, it is important to ‘love the one you’re with’ and so personalised professional development is key to every school.

Having worked in education for over 30 years; a senior leader for 8 years and a consultant for 15 years, Chris understands what works well and is fully committed to helping schools, colleges and teachers be ‘the very best they can be’.

Chris’ training days are cheaper than sending numerous staff on one-off courses. Your individual school context is taken fully into account as each day is negotiated and fully researched to ensure value for money and a thoroughly bespoke event that has impact.

Chris will support you to keep staff development and professional growth a high priority in these difficult times of reduced funding.

A wide variety of professional development options for individuals, schools, colleges and organisations are on offer. Please do get in touch to discuss something that suits precisely what your organisation needs.IMG_0810

Look forward to working with you!

INSET days

Bespoke to your needs – Chris can offer events that provide your staff with numerous evidence based strategies to implement immediately into the classroom. Practical examples and solutions, interactive sessions, time for reflection and planning.

Longer term consultancy

Regular or frequent ongoing support of a long term project and aspect of your school’s development – teaching and learning, coaching, leadership, revision, staff development, appraisal, policies.

Keynote addresses

One-off inspiring keynote presentation precisely tailored to suit your requirements. Popular presentations include staff development, coaching, behaviour, leadership, learning from organisations outside of education and, of course, teaching and learning.

Twilight workshops

Bespoke workshops for all staff or specifically tailored for smaller small groups of teachers such as NQTs, RQTS, Teach First Participants, trainees, middle leaders and senior leadership teams. Themes to suit your school’s priorities.

In school support

Chris can provide department, phase or project reviews to support quality assurance of ongoing work at your school.

Individual support

Chris is an experienced and highly competent coach and will provide support for individual teachers at all levels of ability and experience.


A tailored presentation to align with your own chosen conference programme and agenda. This may link to subsequent workshops or simply a way to start or end the conference.

Health checks

Health checks of your school’s processes to evaluate an aspect of your school’s work to produce a report and action plan.


To help you successfully introduce, develop and embed a coaching culture across your school. Developmental and grade-less observations, providing feedback, and having coaching conversations to draw the best out of your staff.