Kevin is a confident and experienced trainer with a long track record in providing training for early years practitioners, primary school teachers and staff and volunteers on arts and community projects.
Kevin’s training work comprises two main strands:
The uses of storytelling – exploring the pivotal role that stories play in the acquisition of language and literacy.
Within these two strands, Kevin has developed online professional development sessions and tailor-made onsite training to inspire participants to become better, more confident storytellers.online professional development onsite training
storytelling, language and literacy
Kevin’s online training is self-directed. Participants watch a video and work on training activities at their own pace, and at a time of their own choosing – either independently or with colleagues.
Follow-up online session
A follow-up online session with Kevin provides an opportunity to practise the training activities and share discoveries. This online session can be a stand-alone training event or part of an INSET day or staff meeting.
Online training modules
Early Years + Key Stage 1 + Key Stage 2
Each of the three modules consists of:
a 15-minute video with onscreen prompts to pause for training activities
instructions for training activities with accompanying guidelines and resources
information and links to a wide range of further resources.
Online training videos & activities
The videos and accompanying activities, guidelines and resources that make up each module are accessed via a login page as part of an online training package.
Early Years video trailer
KS1 video trailer
KS2 video trailer
Online training packages
Early Years package
+ Zoom session
A package for nurseries, playgroups & children’s centres, etc. includes access to the Early Years module and a follow-up Zoom* session.
+ + + Zoom session
A package for schools includes access to all three Key Stage modules and one follow-up Zoom* session.
+ + + 3 Zoom sessions
A package for schools includes access to all three Key Stage modules plus three follow-up Zoom* sessions – one for each Key Stage. This option may be appropriate if training is required for a large group of teachers from all three Key Stages.
* Or other online platform by arrangement
Academy chains & school clusters, etc
The online professional development modules are accessed via a login page with a username and password which will be sent to you, together with your Zoom meeting invitation(s) once your booking is confirmed.
The follow-up Zoom session should be scheduled to allow time for all participants to have watched the relevant video and completed the training activities beforehand.
For enquiries and to make a booking, please contact Kevin.enquires / booking
Kevin’s track record as a trainer is distinguished and wide-ranging: from lively presentations for after-school staff meetings and INSET days to workshops and key-note speaking at conferences.
Kevin’s training is delivered with clarity and good humour. His focus is always on ideas that are relevant to real-life situations and give participants fresh insights and new perspectives on the ancient art of storytelling.
Inservice workshops for nursery teachers, playworkers, childminders and speech and language specialists, and demonstrations and key-note speaking at EY conferences.
Primary school INSET days, staff meetings and presentations and key-note speaking for conferences and professional development courses.
One-off training sessions and longer-term courses.
Down to earth and refreshingly free of jargon, Kevin’s training sessions will improve your self-confidence, unlock your creativity and - above all - leave you with lots of practical ideas.
For enquiries and to arrange a booking please contact Kevin.