Meet The Team
After completing her degree in Computing with the Open University she worked in FE with 14-19 year old learners on Computing and IT Diploma courses as well as Access to Higher Education for adult returning students for 8 years.
On completing her Master's degree in Education with a focus on mentoring with Wolverhampton University she worked on and then managed Initial Teacher Training programmes including the PGCE and Certificates in Further and Higher Education as well as the PTLLS, CTLLS and DTLLS programmes. During this time she managed and trained mentors and developed blended learning programmes for teacher education. She is an Advanced Learning Coach who has trained teams of coaches for work in quality improvement in FE.
Lynne is currently a blended learning advisor for FE staff helping lecturers and tutors to develop online learning and assessment programmes as well as the lead trainer for Real Time Education.
She has recently also become an Associate of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), the professional body for the Learning and Skills Sector. This role involves consultancy work on projects for the Foundation whose aims are to enhance the performance and professionalism of the education and training workforce.
Anne has extensive experience in teacher training and assessment as well as quality assurance and staff development. She has delivered, assessed and moderated Certificate in Education courses, City and Guilds Teaching, Learning, Development, Assessor and Verifier Qualifications and the Certificate in Personnel Practice, Business Administration as well as IT skills development input.
Over the years she has been an integral part of teams developing curriculum including NVQ strategies and systems within a college environment as well as working as an External Quality Assurer for City and Guilds, specialising in teacher and trainer education.
Debbie was involved in Local Authority education for 15 years including the management of day centres and satellite provision. She has also been a teacher, mentor, course leader, and teacher trainer in Further Education and secondary schools for 12 years including work as chief Ofsted liaison and Special Education Needs lead. In Higher Education, she has worked at post graduate level advising Masters level students and research undergraduates.
She has authored courses as a curriculum developer and advised organisations on marketing, company development strategies and course recruitment as well as undertaking roles in quality assurance and funding bid writing.
She currently works as a Consultant in education and management solutions for clients including the Montessori Centre International, The Grove Higher Education Business School and the GRDT group, an education advisory and management company. She is also a founder member of a charitable organisation that supports arts and performance projects for people with Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. She has been a charity fundraiser and trustee for the past 24 years in both the voluntary and not for profit sectors.
Liz has a varied teaching career, beginning with teaching English as a Foreign Language in Italy, Romania and Japan as well as working as a volunteer learning and language support assistant in an inner city women's refuge.
After completing training to teach adults Basic Literacy skills, Liz taught adults with challenging behaviour/learning disabilities in: mainstream Further Education; a specialist residential college; community education; private training providers and the secure prison estate (both male and female). After completion of a PGCE, Liz developed an interest in using technology to engage and motivate disaffected learners, and developed a range of commercially available interactive Literacy materials for the BBC Skillswise, Learndirect, SkillsActive, CTAD, DfES/Tribal and Axis Education.
Liz has delivered a range of staff development and training (locally and nationally), and has successfully managed projects to integrate skills development for two regional providers. Liz is keen to support staff to try out new technologies in a safe and supportive environment.
Penny has worked in education and training within the Lifelong Learning sector for over twenty years. She spent fifteen years developing, managing and teaching a range of educational programmes, with the focus being on engaging and motivating learners from a variety of educational backgrounds; including adults with poor mental health, young offenders, pupils excluded from school and young parents. Within these programmes, she taught English and communication skills, PSHE and health studies.
Upon commencing at the University of Warwick in 2005, she has been involved in development of professional development programmes for FE teachers working with the younger learners (with a focus of behaviour management) before moving into delivering bespoke initial teacher training for the wider lifelong learning sector.
For the last six years she has been teaching the full range of teacher training programmes (PTLLS, CTLLS and DTLLS) to the Work Based Learning sector offering both generic and contextualised programmes; such as CTLLS programmes for the police and programmes with a focus on teaching the younger learner. She has taught both face to face and blended learning teacher training programmes and is passionate about teacher training and recognising the professional status of teachers in the sector.