Teachers, Middle-Level Leaders → Testimonials "Some snippets of feedback .."
"I enjoyed the sessions and they have definitely made an important contribution to our work here at Fitzharrys. I appreciate your support and the work you have done with us" -Senior Leader, Fitzharrys School Spring/Summer terms 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
"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
"Thank you so much for the session yesterday. Many staff commented on how energised they felt and how they appreciated the 'hands-on' nature of the session. We would like to embed key areas of focus arising from your session into whole school development, so we will definitely be in contact again soon!"-North Bridge House Senior School 2011
"You have enabled me to celebrate what we've achieved so far (I didn't realise it was so much!), focus on what I need to do next in sustaining our staff's professional development and how it sits alongside our school improvement priorities." - Workforce Development Lead, Kent 2010
"I didn't know what today was going to be about and I wasn't sure about it at all before I came. But I have learned so much and am really enthused about doing G&T in my classroom now!" "I have been teaching for over 20 years and this is the best INSET I have ever been on." - Teachers, Cleves School 2010
"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
"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
"Thanks very much for your support before and during the event. Feedback from parents and students and staff has been very positive and I am grateful for the long journey that you had to make and back. The session served to meet our objectives and we can now use this as a platform for further support in the new year."- Durham Secondary Schools Group 2010
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
"Very energetic and informative. Inspiring!"- Linda Puckering, Giles Academy : Osiris Educational Course 2011
" ... 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
"Thank you so much for the day. The informal feedback I have had is that colleagues found the workshop both thought provoking and enjoyable. Thank you again for all your hard work and flexibility" (INSET Coordinator)
"Many thanks to you for all the input on and prior to the day. I really enjoyed it and the feedback was very good. I have received lots of interesting and detailed plans from the HODs which suggest that some excellent progress was made last week" (Teaching & Learning Lead)- Senior Colleagues at Shrewsbury High School 2011
"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
"Both D and I greatly enjoyed (the coaching session) today and really did get a lot from it." "Thankyou for yesterday, Ann. Really positive feedback from D and S."- Senior Leaders and Headteacher, Primary School, Portsmouth 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
"I thought I'll let you know, we were inspected a few weeks back under the new framework (short notice!). We came out outstanding in all areas! The report mentions effective questioning techniques in the classroom. Many thanks" - Headteacher, London Primary School after 'Outstanding Teaching' INSET Day 2012
"The feedback I have had from both the Junior and Senior school staff has been excellent. We are now in the process of discussing/implementing the material you provided; both at Academic Board and Department level. Many thanks again for all your help, knowledge, ideas and professionalism" - Assistant Head, Teaching & Learning, Sutton High School after 'Challenge in the Everyday Classroom' INSET Day 2013