Training, INSET & Workshop Providers
Sue Atkins is an internationally recognised Parenting Expert, Broadcaster, Speaker and Author of the Amazon best-selling books “Parenting Made Easy – How to Raise Happy Children’ & ‘Raising Happy Children for Dummies’ one in the famous black and yellow series, as well as the ‘Can Do Kid’s Journal: Discover your Confidence Superpower’ & ‘The Divorce Journal for Kids’
Sue is the Parenting Expert for Disney Family and records monthly podcasts and Facebook Live Tea Parties around ‘Parenting Hacks,’ and regularly appears on the award-winning flagship ITV show ‘This Morning,’ Good Morning Britain and ‘Sky News.’ She is also the parenting expert for BBC Radio Stations around the UK.
Dr. Pooky Knightsmith
An internationally respected face of child and adolescent mental health, Pooky works tirelessly to ‘be the change she wants to see’. A prolific keynote speaker, lecturer, trainer and author, she develops and shares practical, evidence-informed approaches to promoting mental health – arming health, social care and education staff with the skills, understanding and knowledge they need to support the children in their care.
Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, is the author of many books, is the research and development director at Creative Education and is a former chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition.
A multiple award-winning fantasy author published in 26 languages, Cliff’s ghost novel Breathe was voted in May 2013 by The Schools Network of British Librarians as one of the top adult and children’s novels of all time. Cliff’s sparkling talks and workshops cover ALL key stages. He teaches humour, animal story and descriptive writing for youngsters, as well as the essential structural steps to great story writing, fantasy, ghost story and thriller writing for upper juniors and secondary students. Based in London, Cliff is happy to teach virtually as well as visit schools across the country. He also delivers highly effective INSET sessions for literacy leads.
Amanda Seyderhelm is a Certified Play Therapist, BACP and author of the books Isaac and the Red Jumper, and Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change: a guide for professionals and parents published by Routledge. She trains schools, organisations, therapists and parents how to help children talk about bereavement, loss and grief using a play and creative arts toolkit. She is a partner agency with Barnardos, and hosts a podcast Helping Children Smile Again after Loss and Change where she interviews authors, therapists, doctors and professionals about how they coped creatively with their grief. She is based in the Midlands, and offers talks and trainings both in-person, and on Zoom. All her clinical work is supervised. She has an enhanced DBS, and professional indemnity insurance.
Sophie has been a professional singer her entire adult life, touring internationally, recording 4 studio albums, writing music for films and becoming the very first artist to play the main stage at London’s O2 Arena, are just some of her achievements. She has been teaching singing and songwriting since 2005 and this led to undertaking an MA degree specialising in singing and wellbeing for which she finished in 2019 with a distinction. Her teaching career has always been dedicated to building confidence in those she works with, enabling them to express themselves and learn through the medium of singing and creative songwriting. She held the post of artist in residence for 2-and-a-half years at a primary school in Corby. This was a completely unique position; teaching music to every single child from preschool to year 6. She has taught in primary and secondary schools as well as running training courses for students at MA level. As a performer, she is a natural and engaging public speaker. She runs a number of choirs, provides therapeutic music sessions for brain injury and dementia groups and since graduating, she has written and published 2 books, both of which are underpinned by her research in the area of singing for wellbeing; The Creative Songwriting Journal and If You Can’t Say It, Sing It!
Nerys is one of the world’s leading sensory impairment Occupational Therapy specialists. Having worked in all areas of paediatric practice across the private and charity sectors and the NHS, she now runs a social enterprise clinic ‘Whole Child Therapy’ which she founded. Nerys is an experienced and advanced clinical consultant. She provides consultation to schools, local authorities, sensory impairment services and associated professionals across the world. Her training curriculum for health and education professionals, as well as parents, is widely valued and sought-after. Nerys believes strongly in a ‘strengths and connection’ intervention process. She develops tools that enable children. Nerys is an experienced, knowledgeable and inspirational speaker and trainer who can cover an enormous number of topics with skill and confidence.
Former Children’s Laureate (2007-2009) Michael Rosen (PhD) is Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. His CPD sessions explore a rich mixture of text-based classroom activities with the purpose of creating ‘Reading for Pleasure’ cultures in schools and the wider community. Michael bases much of his professional training on his widely available booklets for teachers. Michael is in constant high demand and therefore we do hold a waiting list of Michael’s invitations.
Zohab Zee Khan
Zohab Khan is an educator, spoken word poet, motivational speaker, didgeridoo player and hip-hop artist. Zohab won the title ‘Australian Poetry Slam Champion’ in 2014. That same year he was also runner-up in the International Poetry Slam championship held in Madrid. Zohab has performed and conducted poetry workshops in over 30 countries across the world and is the co-founder of The Pakistan Poetry Slam. As an educator, Zohab’s poetry and self-development workshops are in high demand. His workshops aim to inspire change and confidence in young people through spoken word poetry and brain hacks. With the incorporation of self-development techniques, spoken-word poetry becomes not just a platform for self- expression but also one to inspire change, acceptance and increase creativity.