Robert Powell
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Rob was a real inspiration to us at the end of another pretty demanding year. Feedback from staff was excellent. He combines significant experience and knowledge, both theoretical and practical, of what works in the classroom with a relentless focus on understanding and meeting the needs of each individual student and creating the right classroom and college environment as the key to quality improvement. He engaged, entertained and challenged all of us. I was impressed by the way in which he very quickly grasped our particular context, mission and priorities and challenged us to question our own practice and sometimes think the unthinkable. We are all looking forward to his follow-up visit.
Alice Wrighton, Principal, Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Hill Lane, Southampton

Really good quality training that engaged a range of staff not only of different subjects but also levels. Robert’s teaching strategies are evidence-based and can be adapted to all, making the training relevant, useful and inclusive to all staff.
Matt Atkinson, Principal, St Vincent's Sixth Form College, Gosport

We have worked with Robert Powell on an innovative project involving 800+ staff across 5 sites delivering excellence in teaching, learning and assessment. Lecturers have been inspired with practical strategies useful for any subject or level. Robert’s inset has been enjoyable, thought-provoking and evidence-based and the sessions have helped us to move further forward on our journey to excellence. Definitely recommended.
Nicola Gamblin, Vice Principal, Coleg Gwent

Rob’s ability to connect with his audience was extraordinary; he enthused and amused in equal measure. Lecturers were captivated by his input and tangible benefits are already evident across all our teams. I cannot recommend his work with us highly enough.
David Law, Principal, Chelmsford College

The day's session created a real sense of excitement about training and development in a way that we had never achieved before.
Marc Hulbert, Staff Development Manager, Luton Sixth Form College

I would like to thank you on behalf of all the staff at Cardinal Newman College for a stimulating, informative and enjoyable two days. The clear focus on practical strategies and ideas to enhance Teaching and Learning during the sessions on Differentiation in the Classroom, Assessment for Learning and Classroom Management was excellent. All colleagues - classroom teachers (experienced and newly qualified); Heads of Department; Heads of Faculty and Senior Managers - have commented on your enthusiasm, humour and the quality of your delivery in their evaluations of the training. Many colleagues have already successfully introduced some of the techniques highlighted, such as snowballing. The two days were very much enhanced by your knowledge and understanding of our particular college and the sessions were tailored to reflect this. It was an absolute delight and privilege to work with you!
Neil Partington, Assistant Principal, Cardinal Newman College

The whole staff CPD session led by Robert Powell was outstanding and led to a marked improvement in the quality of our students' learning experience.
Ian Yems, Staff Development Manager, Greenhead College

The following is a selection of representative comments from staff evaluation sheets after our recent INSET day "Learning, Teaching and Assessment: an Interactive Approach" delivered by Robert Powell:

"Excellent range of ideas and resources presented."
"Entertaining, yet realistic speaker"
"Excellent speaker and ideas."
"Thanks. This one was right for me."
"I particularly appreciated the chance to discuss how to implement ideas in departments."
"Relevant, practical activities - an applied approach."
"An inspiring and extremely enjoyable day."

At the end of term tutors were invited in a full staff meeting to talk about ideas they had implemented from the staff development day. A rich array of practical strategies was demonstrated. A really positive outcome from an inspirational day. Thank you Rob.
Ruth Brinton, Vice Principal, Hereford Sixth Form College

“Inspirational training - important that my staff be there!"
"As a result of this training, the teaching & learning team have received a huge response from staff to work with them in preparing more innovative resources."
"Fantastic, have learnt more in 1 day than during all of teacher training!"
"Excellent, session left me feeling motivated and inspired to make a difference for the learner."

These quotes are typical of the responses from the 200 managers and teaching staff involved over two days with Robert Powell's training.
Tracey Mace, Teaching and Learning Manager, Grimsby Institute of FE and HE
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