Kevin is a confident and experienced trainer with a long track record in providing tailor-made training for early years practitioners, primary school teachers, staff and volunteers on arts and community projects and aspiring storytellers.
Kevin provides training for:
Early Years practitioners
Inservice workshops for nursery teachers, playworkers, childminders and speech and language specialists, and demonstrations and key-note speaking at EY conferences.
Teaching staff & language & literacy professionals
Primary school INSET days, staff meetings and presentations and key-note speaking for conferences and professional development courses.
Staff & volunteers on arts & community projects
One-off training sessions and longer-term courses.
Aspiring storytellers & performers
One-to-one mentoring and group tutoring.
Kevin’s training work comprises two main strands:
Storytelling skills – developing skills in the art of oral storytelling.
The uses of storytelling – exploring the pivotal role that stories can play in the acquisition of language and literacy.
Within these two strands, Kevin devises tailor-made training in response to prospective trainees’ needs and drawing on a varied menu of training elements including:
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.
Kevin’s track record as a trainer is distinguished and wide-ranging: from lively presentations for after-school staff meetings and INSET days in UK schools to demonstrations for English Language teachers as part of the British Council's teacher-training programmes in the Middle East; from mentoring Lloyds of London volunteers on a reading partners scheme in inner city schools to workshops at a conference of literacy professionals hosted by the British Library.
Whatever the objective, all of Kevin’s training is delivered with clarity and good humour. His focus is always on useful ideas that are relevant to real-life situations and give participants fresh insights and new perspectives on the ancient art of storytelling.