Chris Trevor - Primary Education Consultant


Bespoke training for your school:

Supporting practical, creative, knowledge building or effective skills-based learning and teaching in the Primary Classroom. Chris can design bespoke practical, hands-on staff meetings or INSET on:

  • Responses to specific OFSTED areas for development, eg developing subject leader roles, AFL, starters and plenaries
  • Creative curriculum development (all show how to ensure rigour and progression, with meaningful links)
  • Cross curricular planning: starting from a story, artefact, visit or theme
  • Practical creative book-making. Exciting, simple, interactive methods to display children’s work in booklets or on the wall.
  • Creative cross curricular links to any story, e.g. working alongside Cheshire author Rachael Lindsay ( “The Warrior Troll” or “The Bogler’s Apprentice”)
  • Inspiration for helping you to celebrate a school’s Centenary or Birthday.
  • Developing writing opportunities across the curriculum

Learning outside the classroom:

Maximising potential for using the school’s grounds, visits to museums or countryside parks or residential centres.

Support for Primary History or Geography:

  • Practical interactive Geography or History for KS1/ KS2
  • Using Primary sources of evidence (artefacts/documents) in enquiry- led work
  • Exploring local legendary landscapes and History mysteries
  • Combined Humanities INSET: knowledge or skills based.
  • Support for Humanities subject leaders/coordinators, followed by a whole school staff meeting to meet identified requirements
  • Making Geography matter! Developing global and local citizens of the future.
  • Ideas for using IT to develop class based work in History or Geography.

Practical school support for Assessment, Teaching Assistants & other areas:

  • Practical planning and effective assessment strategies for KS1/2- in all subjects.
  • Assessment for Learning – practical well tried suggestions for all subjects.
  • Practical ideas for teaching assistants across the curriculum, including Maths.
  • Support for “Economic well being” within the Every Child Matters Agenda.
  • Raising self esteem in children: supporting personal, social, behavioural issues.
  • Ideas for supporting One to One Tuition for KS2

Missed a course? Prefer an in-school version of the same training? Contact Chris Trevor to discuss further options.

Delegate Feedback:

From a Teacher:
“Engaging, as always! Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Very useful resources to develop my leadership skills.”

History Subject Leader’s course evaluation:
“It was all really useful and enjoyable! Lots of great ideas and helpful advice for being a subject leader. Chris is interesting to listen to – friendly and very knowledgeable.”

Following “Geography does matter” course:
“This has been a fantastic course and I found the whole day extremely useful, interesting and informative”

Deputy Head Evaluation from”Developing a Creative Curriculum: starting from a story” course:
“Fabulous – Chris was inspirational. Where to begin... certainly get Chris and Rachael (Lindsay) into our school – we are just at the early stage of starting to look at creative curriculum...I look forward to training from Chris and Rachael about “The Bogler’s Apprentice.”

Maths for Teaching Assistants course feedback:
"Lots of fun games and ideas to make Maths make sense – Fantastic..."

From a Headteacher, following support for Economic well being:
“I can really recommend the services of a lady called Chris Trevor. She came to our rescue last night with fantastic ideas etc. She also does training on Humanities.”

Headteacher following an INSET day and follow up staff meeting to introduce learning logs and creative presentation as a part of introducing a new curriculum:
“Learning Logs have just been fantastic this year – really taken off, so a HUGE thank you for helping us to get started with them...I just wanted you to know how much we have valued that work that you did with us last Autumn and how it set us on the road to recovery. We all look forward to renewing our creativity with you through your courses next year.” 

Please contact me to discuss ideas or suggestions for courses which you would like me to run at a central location or using your school as a venue, which we can open to local or all schools.