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’s training and presentation includes:
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 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.
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 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:
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.