Throughout our programme we invite guest lecturers to deliver CPD – these are all experts in their fields

Mark Burns, Author of “Teaching Backwards”

Over the last ten years, Mark Burns has developed a proven track record in improving teaching and leadership in education. He’s co-authored two best-selling books in this field.  More recently, he has worked with FTSE100 retailer and third sector organisations, to develop the quality and impact of their learning and development programmes. Through his work, he has developed a deep understanding of learning design and how to overcome the barriers to learning in organisations.

Mark  was a finalist in the prestigious CIPD People Management Awards 2018 for Best Learning & Development initiative in Public/Third Sector.  He has worked extensively delivering and coaching on the TES Training Award shortlisted Osiris Teaching Intervention in schools nationwide.

We are delighted that he can now add PLSCITT trainees to his impressive list and that through his pedagogy workshop delivered as part of our professional development our trainees are benefiting from his expertise.

Jason Bangbala, Education Consultant

Our trainees take part in a session about Behaviour Management with Jason Bangbala.

He has delivered training at Headteacher and Deputy Head Conferences, LEA AST and NQT programmes, sessions for Learning Support staff, Learning Mentors, Lunchtime Organisers and non-teaching staff, PGCE Students and GTP trainees and college tutors. His training has even extended into H M Youth Offenders Institutions.

Before setting up his own training and consultancy business Jason was a highly successful classroom teacher and Senior Manager in Secondary Education. His teaching experience has been based on working in challenging areas, challenging schools and with challenging pupils.

Steven Archer, SLE for Prevent/Trauma/ACEs

Steve currently teaches History, British Values and is presently developing and teaching a new curriculum based on the core principles of DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy) Those principles being Mindfulness, Emotional regulation, Distress tolerance and Interpersonal

A Specialist leader for Education for the East Lancashire Teaching School Alliance,  Steve is particularly involved in the promotion of ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Awareness and trauma informed practice. This important social movement has led to cooperative work with colleagues from local authorities, Lancashire Constabulary, Public Health England, Public Health Wales and many third sector organisations. 

Steve has also played a leading role in developing sophisticated responses to statutory requirements in respect of British Values and the Prevent duty. A developed knowledge of ideology and the rhetoric of extremist groups, working visits to Bosnia and Northern Ireland
alongside a comprehensive knowledge of communities within our region has meant advisory, consultant and creative roles and network development with colleagues in education and in addition local authorities, national third sector organisations, the police, the Home Office, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department of Education. Steve has played a leading role in creating a cohesive and productive environment within a large secondary academy and works alongside teaching colleagues in other schools to replicate that achievement.

Steve works with our trainees to develop their understanding of Prevent and ACEs.