Shahina is a SMART certified trainer known for her experience of the SMART Board interactive whiteboard and Response voting system. She has 13 years of teaching experience and six years of creating and delivering interactive technologies training for Steljes (the UK distributor for SMART). She has worked with a variety of clients from schools, universities, MOD, Police, Health and Prison service to Carol Vorderman. Always on the lookout for new training opportunities she is interested in developing training for new products.
BEd Hons, SMART Certified Trainer, ECDL, RSA DipIT
ICT Co-ordinator NOF provider (mPowerNet) Educational Development Consultant (Steljes) Training Delivery Manager (Steljes)
ICT as a teaching & learning tool - SMART portfolio of products
A former faculty head, local authority adviser, senior examiner and inspector, John now leads learning quality audits and training across the UK, the Channel Islands, Spain, the Middle East and the Far East. He was involved in the KS3 Development programme as a Regional Trainer, and in the roll-out of the new secondary curriculum as a Regional Subject Adviser. More recently he has helped four local authorities develop their primary languages initiatives, delivering both pedagogical and language upskilling training to colleagues in the primary sector. He also has an interest in how new technologies can support language learning. He is an Assessor for the AST and ET programme. He is also a successful author of learning materials in Spanish and French.
BA (Hons) Spanish & Latin American Studies PGCE MA Hispanic Studies
KS3, KS4, Post-16
Head of Department / Subject Leader Local Authority / Regional Adviser
Modern Foreign Languages
Teaching & Learning
Gifted & Talented
65 Four Acres Worcester Road Stourport-on-Severn Worcestershire DY13 9PB
Jayne Lowe is Director and Consultant at Bright Green Learning, an experienced strategic leader and practitioner, who has successfully developed and implemented strategy and leading practice with local authorities, schools, colleges, independent and alternative providers. Jayne has worked as a practitioner, manager and strategic leader in the following roles:
Secondary, Special and PRU Teacher
Local Authority Lead Teacher
Science Advisor across Local Authorities
Behaviour and Attendance Consultant serving primary, secondary and special schools
Head of Positive Behaviour managing behaviour support across the local authority
Head teacher of REACH Pupil Referral Unit an ‘Ofsted Outstanding PRU’
Strategic Manager Participation leading on Education Welfare Services, Behaviour Support, Nurture Groups, Alternative Provision and PRU’s across the local authority
Jayne delivers consultancy support and advice to leaders and managers, whole school/institution training events and programmes, faculty or department initiatives and coaching support for small groups and individuals.
BEd Hons Science & Special Education MSC Education Management NPQH
SEC SEBDA Nurture Group Network Belmas
KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Head of Department / Subject Leader Headteacher Local Authority / Regional Adviser
Special Educational Needs
Pupil Referral Units
Unit G2 Great Fenton Business Park Grove Road Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire ST4 4LZ
Rosalind Venables is now an independent consultant having been a secondary Head of MFL in Birmingham for 15 years, a primary languages teacher and a Local Authority Consultant. For 6 years she was Secondary Teaching & Learning Consultant in Worcestershire delivering training and in-class coaching support to teachers and consultancy to senior leaders of middle and high schools. She is committed to developing pupils as independent learners. As Primary Languages Consultant in Herefordshire she has trained over 320 primary school teachers in 74 schools. She creates resources for and with teachers which are uploaded to www.herefordlearning.org.uk. She has also delivered a range of workshops at regional and national conferences. She is a Networks for Languages Trainer and a CILT regional trainer. Rosalind is passionate about promoting primary languages and supporting primary school teachers to teach MFL. She is a published author for secondary MFL (LCP, MGP, Stanley Thornes).
BA Hons French, NPQH Postgrad. Cert. Mentoring & Coaching Postgrad. Cert. Management of Education TEFL Diploma
KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Post-16
Head of Department / Subject Leader Senior Leader Local Authority Adviser
Daniel was born and raised in Newcastle-under-Lyme and now since 2000 lives in Shrewsbury. Educated at the University of Wolverhampton, he has received one or two engagements in schools developing ICT to support curriculum and therapies. A highly able linguist, Daniel is passionate about languages and has worked as a learning specialist for six years and has been President of Shropshire Languages Society since February 2010. He has applied personal experience to a localised language strategy which raised the profile of languages post 14 in the area. He also creates interactive resources for MFL and strives to combine languages with other areas such as Expressive Arts. Notably he produced at least one foreign languages musical and often devises interactive language games to liven language learning effectively. Additionally, Daniel has an interest in Learning Support and ensuring that sufficient reasonable adjustments are in place for individuals with Additional Learning Needs (ALN).