Education Consultant & Trainer


2012– Wilberforce College, Hull. Staff mentoring & workshops on delivering GCSE English & Theatre Studies modules.

2008-11– Development training for staff at Wybers Wood Primary School Grimsby, Welton Primary School E.Yorks, Barton St Peters CoE Primary School N.Lincs

2008-11– Initiated, monitored & evaluated over 20 arts projects in Hull schools as an Agent with Creative Partnerships, including Gillshill, Griffin, Highlands, Foredyke & St Richards Primary Schools, Endeavour High, Archbishop Sentamu & Sirius Academies, & Hull College Childhood Studies Department

2006– BBC LearnXpress- Lead trainer on ‘Media in Education’ – 3 day staff development  for N.Lincs LEA Learning Advisors & teachers.

2004-Established & ran Open College Network accredited Digital Storytelling course in partnership with Hull College, training local teachers and Adult Education staff.


 2000– Consultant on the Shildon Community Play –Consultancy & mentoring of large-cast community play, including project planning & delivery, community recruitment, local history research & script development. In partnership with Sedgefield Borough Council Arts Unit & Monster Productions.

1998– Workshop leader on ‘Writing Community Plays’ for the National Community Play Conference at Bridlington, E.Yorks.

1998– Utrecht, Holland- Workshop leader for international conference on ‘Theatre in Neighbourhoods’ organised by Stut Theatre Company.


2005-6- Script Yorkshire Outreach & Development Officer. Year part-time ACE funded post to develop writer training inYorkshire.

  • Co-ordinated and promoted a 6 month writers workshop programme inHulland the E.Yorks for tv, radio, theatre & film (36 workshops in total)
  • Shaped & developed long-term strategy for Script Yorkshire.
  • Developed new partnerships with & secured funding from local authorities including further development funding for the organisation from Ace Yorkshire.

2002– Joint Co-ordinator & Programmer for Hull Literature Festival. Programming guest speakers, readings & workshop events for the annual ‘Humber Mouth’ festival. Also organised Writers Guild events at the 2001 Festival featuring writers David Nobbs, Jimmy McGovern (in association with Bafta North), and a ‘Writing for Soaps’ event.

2009-2012– Treasurer of the Writers Guild of Great Britain

2000-’02 & 2006-’09– Deputy Chair of the Writers Guild of Great Britain


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