Specialist Course Providers 2017-2018

  • Claire Osbourne

    Claire has 30 + years of experience in education. A teacher and behaviour consultant for many years specialising in the area of SEMH in mainstream school settings. 

    Claire has also worked as a Team Leader of the Behaviour Support Advisory Team, Telford and Wrekin supporting schools to meet the needs of young people with SEMH in mainstream and special schools. Claire is also a keen solution focused practitioner and LEGO Education Academy Trainer, working to engage and motivate teachers, support staff and learners to use LEGO education in a creative curriculum to meet Ofsted and Estyn curriculum guidelines. 
  • Steve Lewis

    Steve Lewis is an experienced teacher working for over ten years in both the Foundation Phase and Key Stage Two. He is the Senior Student Mentor at Tondu Primary School and has been supporting students for over five years. He has delivered talks to PGCE students at the University of Wales, Trinity St David (UWTSD) on managing workload, taking ideas from industry and entrepreneurship and applying them to an education context. Steve has a keen interest in IT, experimenting in flipped and blended learning at Key Stage Two. He is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator and is the Lead Educator at Sony UK, running the Digital Competence Programme and supporting the Central South Consortium’s Learn to Code project. He is keen to develop children’s thinking skills and has considerable experience in this area, conducting action research to support the Making Thinking Visible project at UWTSD. He has shared his research at Thinking Schools International conferences in Cardiff and Swansea. He is a Critical Skills trained teacher and has developed effective project-based learning approaches across the Foundation Phase and Key Stage Two.

    Steve is passionate about educating the whole child and utilising technology to have the greatest impact on children’s learning.  
  • Don Trueman

    As a former LEA adviser, I have been supporting primary schools with History and planning for skills development since the early 1990s, so I’ve seen the National Curriculum in all its various guises. In more recent years, I’ve also offered support for Geography at primary level.

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