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"I have been fortunate enough to see John in action over many years. His reading CPD training is, without doubt, a must-have for any school wanting to transform the way Guided Reading is taught. Our results speak for themselves. This year we achieved 95% expected standard and 64% greater depth. John’s approach to the teaching and learning of reading really works. So, if the improvement of reading is on your agenda, then have a refresh and get him in; you won't be disappointed!"


E. Emson

Head Teacher, Harbour Learning Trust, Grimsby

"John's CPD is fantastic. He knows about Reading inside and out. His training ensured that we improved our reading provision and helped our learners foster a love of reading. Both our attainment and progress in this area were outstanding. This year we achieved 93% Expected and 59% Greater Depth. John played his part in our Reading success story. I would highly recommend him if the improvement of Reading is on your agenda."


Rob Birtwhistle
Head Teacher, Village Primary
Stockton on Tees

"We introduced the Reading Explorers approach to improve outcomes in Reading Comprehension. Since then, our Year 6 SATS results have soared from 45% to 89%. John's CPD training is both clear and inspirational; staff workload has been reduced and our children are fully engaged in their learning."


B. Smith

English Lead, Binbrook CE Primary School, Market Rasen

"This was quite possibly the best, most impactful CPD training that I have been on in my 17-year teaching career. I urge anyone who has the opportunity to see John in action to embrace his ideas and practices with open arms."


J. Higson

Deputy Head, Tarleton Community Primary School, Lancashire

"Really inspiring. Probably the best CPD I’ve received in 16 years of teaching."


N. Kavanagh

Y2 Class Teacher, St Anne's Catholic Primary School, Coventry

"Truly inspirational and without doubt the best CPD I've had as a professional in the 15 years of my teaching career."


G. Lovgreen

Y6 Class Teacher, Clifton Primary School, Swinton

"Amazing & inspiring...this exceeded my expectation and gave me more than I could have imagined in a day. Just WOW!!!"


L. Forshaw

Dorset Education Advisory Service

"Excellent. So many ideas! My pen didn't stop. A fabulous speaker, I would recommend him to anyone."


G. Needle

Head Teacher, St. Joseph's, Greater Manchester

Creator of Primary Rocks

"Professional learning at its best! Teachers were enthused by innovative approaches to learning and we can see John's footprint as we walk the academy."


J. Holbrook 

Director of Enquire Academy Trust

OFSTED Inspector

"A perfect speaker - passion and talent in abundance. Really inspirational; kept audience constantly involved and engaged. Wish he’d been my teacher."


Babcock Education Conference, London

"Just wanted to say a massive thanks. I got more from your sessions than I have from any other training I’ve received in the last 18 years! Your passion for literature is contagious and reminded me why I actually work as a TA! Your humour and relaxed way of delivering the training was so refreshing, and not full of unnecessary jargon. You gave us all a very over due reminder of what children actually need!"


F. Williams, Emotional Support Assistant, Nettleton Primary School, Market Rasen

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