Mentoring and Consultancy

Anne offers mentoring and consultancy sessions on a one-to-one basis and for very small groups. This is a practical option for people who require professional development opportunities but cannot easily attend training courses. In these days when finances and staff time are severely constrained, it can also be a more viable approach for some organisations than sending staff members on external courses or organising in-service training.

Anne tailors all her sessions to the specific needs of the individual or organisation concerned.

She draws on knowledge and experience built up in over twenty years as a trainer working with practitioners in a diverse range of settings, and in many years before that as a practitioner herself and as a manager. Her focus is on developing participants' understanding, skills and confidence and helping them find effective strategies to improve their own and their organisations' provision for children.

She is happy to give one-to-one and small group support on all the issues on which she provides courses. These are the topics on which she is she is most often asked for help:

  • promoting reading for pleasure and building a culture of reading
  • supporting reluctant readers and children who struggle with reading
  • effective school libraries
  • supporting children with special educational needs

All Anne's mentoring and consultancy is interactive and discussion-based. Her approach is very flexible and responsive. She provides extensive back-up material, including practical tips, policy ideas and lists of useful websites and publications.

What people say about Anne’s mentoring and consultancy

I know where I'm going now. I've got targets and a plan.

I feel so lucky to have all your knowledge and expertise.

A wonderful session.

You raised lots of important questions that had not crossed my mind.

This session really helped me. I feel much more confident now.

I was so impressed that you did lots of preparation to make the session just right for me.

This was so useful.