I consider myself to be a reflective practitioner.  I pay attention to all evaluative comments and use them to help me improve my offering to schools.  Here is some feedback from recent courses:

-Introduction to Outdoor Learning and Forest School (Chiltern Learning Trust – Luton) June 2021
“I thought this session was excellent. I really liked the idea of ‘non-judgement’. I felt this really encapsulated what Forest School should be about. I felt the activities were excellent and highlighted how the Forest School principles could be implemented. I also enjoyed that we could do this as a cohort. I think it helped to lift everyone’s spirits and have an impact on our wellbeing” (participant)

-Leading Primary Geography (Brook Weston Teaching School Alliance – Corby) February 2020
“Thank you SO much. I had such a wonderful day and enjoyed every second” (Vice Principal)

-Leading Primary Geography (Croydon) February 2020
“I have already received rave reviews from two schools about the training. Thank you for the excellent training” (Improvement and Development Adviser)

“Fantastic course. Nell was well prepared, knowledgeable and enthusiastic”

“Informative and useful. Nell was very well prepared, clear and enthusiastic”

“Fantastic day and would highly recommend, thank you!”

-Leading Primary Geography (Euston) February 2020
“Absolutely perfectly pitched. Would love to have done more!”

“Loved how practical and engaging the course was”

“Nell’s delivery was truly excellent – really thorough, pacey and open to questions/points of clarification”

-Leading Primary Geography (Leicestershire Catholic Teaching School Alliance) January 2020
“I was so impressed by the Geography training you led on Wednesday in Leicester. Following your course, I feel enthused and inspired – so many great ideas; quick fixes and long-term aims were delivered with such clarity. It is certainly one of the best courses – for any subject – that I have attended. Thank you again for an educational, but also thoroughly enjoyable day!”

“I loved every aspect of your course. I was able to relay some of your ideas to management. The ideas are already being planned for the different year groups.”

“Thank you for such a fantastic day-it was incredibly enjoyable and I left feeling enthused about being the geography lead for school!”

“Thank you so much for the course on Wednesday. I found the whole day very informative and practical. I left the course buzzing with a renewed enthusiasm and a full list of resources, ideas and practical things to implement!”

-Deep Dive Readiness for Geography Subject Leads (Connected TSA in Bury St Edmunds) January 2020
“Ideas and enthusiasm really energised me: it was very well presented and good fun. I have a much stronger idea of what OFSTED will be looking for.”

“It was very thought provoking and reflective”

“Very engaging and motivating”

-Primary Geography (Learning Partnership at Sacrewell farm, Peterborough) October 2019
“This course was very helpful for a new Geography Leader, the information was clear and we had opportunities to discuss our queries.”

“Course had a lot of practical ideas that can be implemented quickly as well as resources, ideas for the longer term aims of subject leadership. Time was given to share ideas with peers. Target setting was useful as was the practical element of the course.”

-Primary Geography Outdoors (Learning Partnership at the East of England Showground) October 2019
“Some great practical ideas that we can all use straight away. Other activities and ideas that I can look at incorporating into our topics throughout school.”

-Going outside for Primary Geography (Thurrock Primary Teaching School Alliance) April 2019
“A brilliant day. This course will have a positive impact on my practice and hopefully that of the whole school”

“An inspirational, practical and fun session. Thank you”

“Nell was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of extremely useful resources with us”

– Primary Geography map work and fieldwork (Rathfern Primary School) April 2019
“Thanks so much for a wonderful day. Our staff got a lot out of it and I am sure we will be in touch with many other opportunities in the future”

-Going outside for Primary Geography (London) March 2019
“a fantastic and motivational day”

“I’m going away with loads of great, practical ideas”

-Literacy Through Geography (London) March 2019
“Nell was great at making it relevant for me and giving great ideas about ideas that can be adapted.”

“Excellent variation of resources. Nell has a wealth of knowledge linked to literacy and geography'”

-Leading Primary Geography (Peterborough Learning Partnership) February 2019
“It was my first geography training and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I feel that you made the day and geography as the subject fun, exciting and meaningful. I can’t wait to begin to implement some of the things that I have learnt.”

-Leading Primary Geography (London) February 2019
“I found the course extremely informative both in respect of resources for curriculum, planning and assessment. Lots of information to take back to school in order to ensure Geography is firmly embedded.”

“Nell really nice and approachable. very useful tips and tricks of the Geography trade!”

“Nell is really attentive to needs. Thanks: it’s a real insight into how Geography can be improved!”

-Primary Geography for Classroom Teachers (Stoke Newington) January 2019
“We cannot thank you enough! We feel like we got a lot out of the INSET. The learning environment was excellent and varied. All staff have taken away
confidence and ‘tools’ to use throughout the school.”

-Outstanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Geography (London) March 2017
“Fantastic courses leader, fantastic venue for fieldwork: a combination of natural area and urban city showed fieldwork can occur anywhere.”

“Interesting day, lots of useful ideas to take back to school. Nell is lovely and very approachable. Very pleased with the outcomes.”

“Very extensive coverage of current expectations, documentation and corresponding activities.”
-Leading Primary Geography 21st February 2017 (Cambridge)
“Extremely beneficial to me as both a classroom teacher and subject lead. Every experience, practical task and piece of information was relevant and useful”

“Great course leader with very useful ideas”

“Good interactive session and ideas”
-Literacy through Geography 7th February 2017 (London)
“A really interesting, stimulating course with plenty of ideas to take back”

“Nell was brilliant as usual”

“I learned a lot from this course”
-Creative approaches to Geography 8th November 2016 (Norfolk)
“My key learning was around all the practical ideas to use in class”

“I really enjoyed the outdoor learning”

“I’m going to feed it all back to our Senior Leadership Team and other colleagues”
-Leading Primary Geography 5th July 2016 (London)
“Nell was great, the whole day was useful and engaging”

“I’m more confident in taking on the geography subject leadership role”

“Great materials and engaging trainer”

“very well planned and organised”
-Going Outside: ideas for Primary Geography Fieldwork 28th June 2016 (London)
“Nell was very informative and knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed this course.”

“A really impressive course. I loved it and feel so inspired. Especially as I am Geography Subject Lead but not Geography trained.”

“It’s fantastic that we actually did the activities. So much better than just hearing a description.”

“Course leader was fab! Informative and helpful.”

“Nell was professional and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Lots of fantastic ideas.”
-Literacy outdoors 23rd May 2016 (Holt Hall, Norfolk)
“The most important thing I learned is that getting outdoors to learn is vital.”

“I discovered how inspiring the outdoors can be.”

“I now know it’s not difficult and you don’t need lots of resources.”

“I’ve gained lots of new ideas that are easy to follow.”
-Going outside: ideas for primary geography fieldwork 19th May 2016 (Cambridge)
“A fantastic day – well paced, engaging and full of practical ideas. Extremely useful and very enjoyable – thank you.”

“I now have ideas for how to embed outdoor learning across the curriculum.”

“I now feel more confident in working outside.”

“The most important thing I learned is that outdoor learning in geography doesn’t have to be complicated or scary! :-)”

“I’m going away with lots of ideas”
-Literacy through Geography 17th May 2016 (Leighton Buzzard – Leedon Lower School)
“Nell was great and very informative. Great handouts and information – her courses are always brilliant. I will be doing more outdoor learning, will buy great resources and will share ideas/lessons/activities.”

“I valued that there was appropriate time given so that nothing felt rushed; everything was fully discussed and developed. All handouts supported learning and useful for future use. An excellent course!”

“I liked the ethos and style of delivery, the range of different approaches and the opportunities to work with others. I will be using geographical vocab/focussing on getting OUT!”

“The trainer was well informed and knew the current guidelines; explained different tasks well.”
-Maths Outdoors 10th May 2016 (Holt Hall, Norfolk)
“This session has inspired me to be more creative about outdoor learning.”

“I now have lots of ideas to take back to school.”

“Great day which has inspired me with new ideas and also to think of more myself. Thank you :-)”
-Literacy through the Outdoors Advice and Support Session May 2016 (Leighton Buzzard – The Mary Bassett Lower School)
“I now feel confident using the outdoors as a space to learn.”

“I enjoyed laughing, doing not writing, having time and space, the daylight and seeing anew.”

“I learned easy and practical ways to incorporate outdoor learning.”

“I loved spending time outdoors.”
-Literacy through Geography March 2016 (London)
“Great ideas for lessons and fieldwork and great links to literacy”

“Practical ideas that are quick and easy to implement. Spot on!”

“Excellent balance of activity and theory”

“I have more confidence on how to advise colleagues on how to include more geography in their teaching”

“Full day packed with useful activities/ideas to use in school as well as theory relating to National Curriculum”

“It was a great course as it was filled with practical activities/ideas and ready made reference sheets for us to take home and use”

“Excellent ideas. very useful and well presented. fantastic presenter. Thank you”
-Literacy through Geography March 2016 (York)
“Really good! I’ll pass the word around about how good these courses are”

“Fantastic practical sessions, very engaging!”

“Very organised modelling of practice and great resource ideas”
-Literacy Outdoors January 2016 (Leighton Buzzard)
“I can imagine using the activities with my children”

“Much better than sitting in a classroom just listening”

“The learning environment was relaxed and inspiring”

“Thank you. Very useful to have excellent ideas to inspire the children outdoors”

“Thank you for a productive, interactive morning”
-Leading Primary Geography November 2015 (Birmingham)
“Fab tutor, Excellent delivery. Thank you.”

“Nell was a very good facilitator. Lots of practical ideas for share with others.”

“I really got a lot out of it and am inspired to teach some interesting lessons.”

“This will impact my teaching tremendously; lots of good ideas!”

“This was a really good course that opened up a lot of opportunity for good teaching. Not only in geography but in other subjects.”

“Very enjoyable course. Useful information and encouraging for me as I am new to the subject leader role.”

“Brilliant delivery with lots of hands-on practical ideas. It was a good balance of information, as well as discussion and evaluation.”

“Great course – helpful, practical, good resources to unpick the new curriculum.”
-Eco-Schools: an environmentally friendly way forward for your school October 2015 (Norfolk)
“It was a very inspiring and informative day.”

“Absolutely go on this course! Send more than 1 adult from your school for better impact upon return 🙂 Brilliant.”

“Do it! You will find out lots of things you can do/achieve with expert guidance.”
-Taking your Science Outside October 2015 (Bedfordshire)
“Lovely ideas at the appropriate level that will be easily embedded into the school day. Fitting with the new curriculum means these activities will be able to be shared with colleagues and used. It was great!” 

“I appreciated the hands-on activities and ideas. It was a perfect setting for the course. This course has given me plenty of ideas.”

-Kickstart your Primary Geography October 2015 (Bedfordshire)
“Great practical advice and ideas.”

“It was great to see new resources for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 – yippee!”

“It was fantastic and all useful.”

-Taking your Science outside September 2015 (Norfolk)
“The course was well organised and action packed with lots of useful ideas to take back to school.”

“I’d highly recommend this course to others. Loads of great ideas and a real confidence builder for those who don’t know much about working outside.”

“100% do this course! I have learned so much about science outside and how to lead a successful science session.”

-Maths Outdoors September 2015 (Bedfordshire)

“Definitely go on this course! It has given me the confidence to share ideas with colleagues across the school.”

“You’ll come away from this course with lots of engaging, exciting opportunities to motivate children in maths.”

“Bring your coat and scarf and enjoy it! You will learn a lot and have fun in the process.”

-Susan Falch-Lovesey – Head Environmental and Outdoor Learning (Norfolk County Council)

“Nell is incredibly well planned, very tuned in to the needs of her audience and ensures that there is an excellent balance of learning and well-being within any programme she delivers. She is always keen to evaluate outcomes and as such, remains dynamic, creative and enthusiastic in her pursuit to support the teaching profession. I could not recommend Nell more highly.”

-Literacy Outdoors June 2015 (Bedfordshire)

“Lots of achievable and practical ideas that I can actually use!  Thank you.”

“Being in a relaxed learning environment made me feel good.”

-Leading Primary Geography May 2015 (Oxford)

“I enjoyed the hands-on activities, sharing ideas and experiences, hospitality, camaraderie, atmosphere and learning”

“Thank you, this course surpassed my expectations”

-Leading Primary Geography May 2015 (Oxford – excerpt from letter to the Geographical Association)

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my Primary Geog course and how much I was impressed by Nell who led it. I’ve done lots of Local Authority courses over the years but this was brilliant.  The day was structured, pacy, so useful and also enjoyable.  We were always clear about what we were going to do, things weren’t repeated, it was well resourced and I learnt so much.  The day seemed slick and effortless but obviously a heck of a lot of work had gone into it. Honestly, you need to know that in my opinion it was an exemplary day of training. And I will be spreading the word in my little teaching circle and I’ll be looking for more courses to attend when I can.  Please pass on my thanks!”

approaches to Primary Geography May 2015 (Norfolk)

“The cross-curricular links were popping up everywhere”

“A fantastic, well-run and organised course packed full of very useful ideas”

-Maths Outdoors April 2015 (Bedfordshire)

“Fantastic session with loads of practical ideas that I can take back to our outdoor classroom”

“The trainer was excellent; no time was wasted at all”

“Great ideas, very inspiring, thank you”

-Outdoor Maths April 2015 (Norfolk)

“Thank you for the fun, ideas, cake and company”

“This course helped me see that Maths is everywhere”

“A fantastic day – best course I have been on for a very long time.  Thank you.”

-Kickstart your Primary Geography April 2015 (Bedfordshire)

“I loved the passion from Nell; she obviously loves the subject”

-Leading Primary Geography March 2015 (Essex)

“It has been very useful for someone who is new to the role of geography subject leader”

“Engaging teaching with great practical sessions”

“Excellent leader.  Brilliant course.  Well organised.  Thank you!”
-Eco-Schools October 2014 (Norfolk)

“The links and signposting to other information were exceptionally useful.”

“I’m now excited about achieving our Eco-Schools awards and making things happen with our pupils now.”

-Inspiring Literacy Outdoors July 2014 (Norfolk)

“A great day, well run, useful and informative: everything a course should be.”

“A great day – informative, stimulating and enjoyable – thank you.”