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, and early years practitioners. She tailors all courses and inset to the needs of clients and participants.
The range of training she offers expands constantly in response to demand. These are some of the training topics for which she gets frequent requests across all the sectors in which she works: special educational needs, family learning, provision for teenagers, looked-after children and young people.
Anne’s courses and inset on reading and reader development are very highly valued. She provides training relating to every age group and all aspects of reading, and gives workshops and talks for parents and carers about ways to support their children’s reading skills and enjoyment.
Anne’s training on school and college libraries and public library services for children and young people is extremely popular with delegates and clients. Her courses offer practical help on all aspects of library provision, from the basics to policy and planning.
Anne offers a range of well-regarded courses for staff in museums, galleries, archives and other cultural and heritage organisations, exploring children’s, young people’s and families' needs and expectations and strategies for meeting them supportively.
Currently one of her largest commissions is the delivery of accredited training to library staff throughout Wales for CyMAL (Museums, Libraries and Archives Wales) on provision for babies and children under five, and on rhyme times.
Anne frequently speaks at conferences and literature festivals. She is an experienced panel member and chair.
Anne also provides mentoring and individual tuition.
Anne supplies courses and in-service training for national and regional bodies, local authorities, schools and other organisations throughout Britain and internationally.
UK national bodies for which Anne has provided courses include the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, the National Centre for Language and Literacy, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, the Youth Libraries Group, the School Library Association and the National Maritime Museum.
On the international field, Anne has delivered training for the British Council and Ministry of Education in the Czech Republic, the British Virgin Islands Department of Education, the University of Missouri, 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.
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.
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.