Teachers, Middle-Level Leaders → Testimonials "Some snippets of feedback .."
"Great ideas for stretching learners and promoting higher thinking skills"; "Enjoyable and I leave feeling excited about implementing this in school"; "Ann has been brilliant at leading and engaging us. She has made today enjoyable and I have taken away everything I expected and more"; "Very informative, enthusiastic and inspirational. Ann made us all feel comfortable during the sessions and answered all questions well"-Delegates at 'Embedding G&T in Every Classroom' Milton Keynes January 2015
"Fantastic! Best CPD experience I have ever had. I feel really inspired". "Amazing! Very helpful and energetic! The whole day was structured and supportive." "Great ideas and thought-provoking activities." "Superb; practical information presenting useful classroom practice." "Put G&T into context - very much clearer now what G&T is about (not just the top 10%)." "Really good. Motivating, reassuring and encouraging. An excellent presenter/facilitator."-Delegates at 'Embedding G&T in Every Classroom' Manchester June 2014
"The staff really enjoyed the inset and already I have seen your ideas in action! ... The staff are still positively buzzing after the inset ... "-Deborah Clucas, SENCo/G&TCo, St Barnabas and St Paul's, Blackburn. April/May 2014
"A wonderful course, very helpful, given me so much to take away and strategies to implement" Sally, St George's Academy, 'Progress in AG&T 2014', Manchester, March 2014
"Thank you so much for G&T2013 yesterday. I have come back to school with loads of great ideas and have already put together a resource to lead department inset with next week (with a challenge corner!) Many thanks, once again, for your excellent course"
"Many thanks for what was a very thought provoking day." Chris and Jonathan, G&T2013, Leeds, December 2013
"Thank you for inspiring me, today I am doing love/loathe, questions/conundrums because... !" Saira, 'Embedding G&T' course in Dorset, December 2013
"I can honestly say I have never been to such an active inset course and I loved it. It was a nice change from being in one place and spoken to. I definitely got some fantastic ideas and will be feeding back to my department."
"Thank you Ann. Your INSET was one of the very best that I've ever attended! It was so refreshing to have a deliverer actually practise what they preach! A thoroughly stimulating and relevant course...my head was whirling by the end of the day."Jill and Celina, 'Embedding G&T' delegates, London, November 2013
"Very interactive approach with high quality resources and lots of good practice shared; Excellent - clear and precise with an active role for us all day; Very motivational and resourceful, very approachable and clear, excellent delivery; Fantastic - great knowledge of the area relevant to the course, enthusiastic and varied approach, really worthwhile" Delegates at Osiris 'Embedding G&T in Every Classroom', Leeds, November 2013
"Ann has been amazing. She was very clear during each module. Always extremely organised as well. She listened well and was very understanding. I think she was also a fantastic role-model during the course. I feel I have learned a lot from her and I will be making sure I use all the things I have learned in the future! She has changed my outlook on teaching!" Maya, Teacher on the Outstanding Teaching Intervention Programme , Earlsmead Primary School, June - November 2013
"Ann has been very supportive during the course and each F2F module session has been informative and enjoyable. Ann has always kept us informed about things and praised us and steered us in the right direction. Feedback sessions were never negative; she always told us how to improve and helped us to move forward"-Suzanne, Teacher on the Outstanding Teaching Intervention Programme, Bournemouth Park Primary School, February - July 2013
"Ann clearly explained, used examples and fully involved us every step of the way. it has been a journey for all and to have someone like Ann to support, listen and advise makes this journey a more interesting one. I would like to say thank-you for giving my confidence a help in the right direction; this I feel has helped my practice move forward" -Kerry, Teacher and Deputy Head on the Outstanding Teaching Intervention Programme, Newdigate Primary School, February - July 2013
"The session was quite inspiring, with lots of ideas that Ann put in practice with us to demonstrate how these ideas could be used with students in order to challenge their thinking, their imagination, their way of expressing themselves and justifying their statements"
"Thoroughly enjoyed the session - tried one of the activities out to-day and it worked well"
"A well organised, useful and expertly led course; excellent! I really appreciated all the resources provided for us to use and take away and also that Ann was a highly experienced course leader
-Teachers attending 'The Rising Tide Lifts All Ships' workshop at Millais School, Horsham. July 2013
"Thank you . A really useful course with lots of ideas to take away and implement immediately; Brilliant strategies and resources to try and then hopefully implement with my school."
"Fantastic,interesting and informative with support of questions raised; Positive, expertise shown. Good pace and well organised. Great resources." -Osiris delegates at 'G&T2013', Manchester March 2013
Brill day; best and most useful G&T course I have been on; already ordered a few of the books/ resources you mentioned"- Amanda C, Specialist Language College, Bolton 2012
" ... Ann gave useful, practical strategies; Learning logs- to remind/action key ideas and inspirations; Differentiation checklist valuable for ongoing work; Loved HOTs practical ideas- interesting and workable things; Good interaction in a non-threatening way; Lots of good ideas to take back to the classroom; Loved the think, pair share activity; Made me 'thunk' ; Came away with a clear serve of what my school needs to do ... "- Heads and Teachers at the Yorkshire & Humber Network Meeting 2012
"Very inspiring day! Lots of new ideas to put into place."
"Very effective balance between being tailored to practical activities, thinking alone/in pairs/in groups. It encouraged me to have several very useful conversations with others."
"Fun; kept a good pace. Got us doing things and playing at being a pupil again - best way to find out how to teach!"
"Interesting - covered both primary and secondary. Range of delivery techniques."
"Useful, practical - good balance of theory/strategies."
"Excellent, very helpful; great ideas to implement in my school."
"Absolutely super course. Ann passed on her knowledge through interesting and informative session."
- Osiris Educational: Embedding G&T into Every Classroom 2012
"Thank you SO much for this reply. It's lovely to find someone who faces the question at last and answers it!" "Many, many thanks to Ann for all her words of wisdom, ideas, food for thought and the multiple links" "I agree. Ann's responses have been very informative and helpful" "The responses and debate were fascinating. Thank you Ann - I really enjoyed this week and I've learned loads" - Practitioners and Facilitators in online 'Ask the Expert' 2012
"Found the session very useful .. lots for me to play around with now ... it was a great help. Many thanks, Ann"- Performance Management Coordinator, London 2012
"Very educational. Exellent handout. Super practical examples" ... "Very useful and relevant. Left the event feeling very empowered and ready to begin my task. All practical solutions that can be achieved" .... Highly enthusiastic + inspiring - Thankyou Ann!"
"Brilliant - very knowledgeable, reassuring and down to earth. Good to have insight/links with up to date OfSTED experience. Really useful to know what has worked well in other schools. Very generous in sharing ideas and resources. The best training in a long while." - Teachers at Embedding G&T Training, London and Dorset 2012
"Performance Management was a burden before but now I know how to sort it out, hopefully without the hassle I'd anticipated"
"As always, practical and sensible strategies. Thanks!"
"Really helpful, Ann, thankyou. Effective objectives in the new system? No worries!"- Teachers and headteachers at 2 south-east region PM INSET courses 2011
"Many thanks to you for all your thought-sorting and support on Friday for my NPQH application. It was very productive and helpful." "Passed my NPQH in May (2011), so thanks for your support there!"- Assistant Head, Bourne Community College 2011
"Thankyou for all your support and guidance in our MLL Programme." "I didn't want to do it at the start but it's been great and I'm glad I did!" "I am so much more confident now." "You have certainly kept us on our toes!" -Middle Level Leaders, south-east Primary School 2011...and subsequently...
"Thank you so much for all your advice regarding my interview. It obviously worked as I GOT THE JOB! :) I start in September as Head of Year 7 at Dxx Middle School - very excited!" - March 2012 A teacher on the Middle Level Leader programme 2012
"Thankyou for all the help you have given me with the G&T training days at the Academy. I especially appreciate the information and advice you have provided, and the resources you have shared with me. Your assistance has been invaluable to me during this process. "- Assistant Vice Principal, City of London Academy, Islington 2011
"Very energetic and informative. Inspiring!"- Linda Puckering, Giles Academy : Osiris Educational Course 2011
"The impact of today on me is huge! I will implement a challenge corner. Plan some high thinking questions for my lessons. Have verbal and visual questions in my classroom. Ask children how they are learning, as well as what they are learning." - Teacher, Thames Ditton Junior School 2010
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