"In everything I do, it is the effect in the classroom and on the children and young people that really matters"
Bill has over thirty years experience in education as a teacher, adviser, governor and trainer. He has worked in schools, Local Authorities and nationally supporting school improvement, learning and teaching, RE, PSHCE and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC), which includes 'British values'. He trains teachers at all levels of experience and from all phases and types of school, as well as governors, supporting schools in enhancing their educational provision.
His training is highly regarded for its fluency, its engagement and enjoyment, but above all for its relevance to the classroom and school practice. "In everything I do, it is the effect in the classroom and on the children and young people that really matters."
Bill currently teaches part time in a non-selective school in Buckinghamshire rooting his training and school support in the realities of school life. He is governor of a primary school, vice chair (and chair-elect) of the national association of RE advisers (AREIAC) and has been Chair of the National Association of SACREs, working with the DCSF and QCA.
In a nutshell, Bill's philosophy of education is that it is part of our humanisation and schools have a vital role to play in this. "The 'Survivor's Plea' sums it up for me really: 'Reading, writing and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human". Relationships and values lie at the heart of leadership, whole school provision and classroom practice.
In a nutshell, Bill's philosophy of education is that it is part of our humanisation and schools have a vital role to play in this.