From the moment we first contacted Anne with our request for training, her passion for education shone through. She was able to tailor a bespoke package to our specific needs and deliver it seamlessly, to much acclaim from staff.
The strategies, tips and hints Anne provided my staff with have had a direct impact on outcomes for my children and have enabled them to benefit from better, more thoughtful approaches to classroom practice. Her nuggets of wisdom are invaluable.
Anne is easy to work with and her affable manner won over my staff quickly and afforded us more time to focus on the key messages we wanted to deliver. I would thoroughly recommend Anne to other schools seeking imaginative, informative and just down right useful training.
Wilstead Lower School
Anne’s courses have always been exactly what we were after. The responses from teachers, TAs and librarians have always been overwhelmingly positive and had them looking forward to returning to their work places and implementing the new ideas, concepts and approaches to books and libraries.
The mix of presentation, discussion and activities is well balanced and keeps people interested and motivated to get involved and to reflect on their own practice.
Delegates have commented on how easy Anne is to work with and her positive approach puts them at their ease and doesn’t make them feel nervous about contributing.
Additionally, Anne has always been flexible in her approach to the courses’ content, ensuring that the course matches our requirements and is willing to modify content and to provide a new course to match our remit.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Anne to others looking for excellent training.
Tri-borough Libraries: Children's Services Co-ordinator
City of Westminster, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
You planned a range of teaching methods to challenge and engage the learners, recognising the diversity of their experiences.
All learners were participating in making books with their children, encouraging children with their individual creative ideas. They were clearly having a wonderful time.
The activity was explained at the beginning making sure all learners understood. They worked in small groups and there was positive interaction between all learners and children.
You use active learning methods successfully and promote good working relationships. You established yourself as a very well informed practitioner and demonstrated a flexible approach.
You are very aware of the varied needs within the group and planned accordingly. You have used resources very imaginatively. You encouraged learners to share ideas from different cultures.
You monitored the groups closely, supporting and clarifying when learners had questions. You supported one learner and her autistic child ensuring his contributions were valued not just by you but the whole group. This was telling evidence of your effectiveness in managing inclusive practice successfully.
Clear routes for progression were built into the programme. There is good retention of learners, their comments are evidence of their significant progression. Some learners now felt they had confidence to attend local college.
Family Learning Assessor
London Borough of Enfield