Anne is a renowned trainer throughout the UK and internationally.
Her courses and training fall into these broad areas:
Anne delivers CPD training to teachers and learning support staff, library, museum and other cultural and heritage staff, early years practitioners, and carers. She tailors all her courses and inset to the needs of clients and participants.
She is passionate about children's and young people's reading, and gives numerous courses, workshops and inset on all aspects of this, with a strong emphasis on embedding reading for pleasure and removing barriers to reading.
Her courses on school and college libraries and public library services for children and young people offer practical help on all aspects of library provision, from the basics to policy and planning.
She offers a variety of courses for museum, gallery and archive staff, exploring children's, young people's, families' and schools' needs and expectations and strategies for meeting them effectively.
Many of Anne’s courses focus on the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable children and families. She often provides training on looked after children. Her courses on supporting children with learning disabilities are in frequent demand.
The range of training Anne provides expands constantly in response to requests and needs.
She often speaks at conferences and literature festivals, and is an experienced panel member and chair.
Anne supplies courses and in-service training for national and regional bodies, local authorities, schools, museums and other organisations throughout Britain and internationally.
UK national bodies for which Anne has provided courses include the Welsh Government, English Heritage, Early Education, the National Centre for Language and Literacy, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the School Library Association.
Internationally, Anne has given training for the British Council and Ministry of Education in the Czech Republic, UCL Qatar, the University of Missouri, the British Virgin Islands Department of Education, the Library Council and the JCSP Demonstration Library Project Ireland, and for international school staff.
Anne publishes a blog on issues relating to children, families and young people.
I have come away from your course with a huge buzz and fabulous ideas to implement. You are truly inspiring!
Lots of information and ideas. Excellent discussions and no constraints. Everyone had a chance to contribute and therefore learn.
An action-packed day for the brain. Anne is amazingly good at both giving and extracting information.
Very participative and opportunities to share good practice.
I feel as though my fire has been re-lit! A very stimulating and thought-provoking course.
The trainer was superb and delegates provided intelligent participation and we shared ideas, resources and support for each other.
Your courses are always jammed packed with the most interesting tips, suggestions, debate and current thinking! I am still buzzing!
I liked the delivery and format and the calm, practical and sensitive approach.
One of the very best days I’ve had for ages. Both challenging and stimulating - also hugely affirming.
Questioning is the key to learning and this was done exceptionally well.
Well-stuctured, balanced, lots of ideas, food for thought, opportunities to share and discuss. Inspiration for our future practice.
Very practical ideas and wonderful use of small group collaboration.
The course was amazing! It made me want to run back and implement all the ideas and concepts we discussed and were suggested throughout the day.
I gained the confidence to go out and put ideas into practice.
The questions were very well worded and motivated the groups to carry out a high level of discussion.
The approach was all the better for being realistic and down-to-earth.
I am truly inspired. I was in the doldrums yesterday. Tomorrow I am planning for the future.