Services for children
Phone: 07950 408347
"BRILL DAY - made me think about reading not only being about books we read. And how it all relates to our children and young people." Foster Carer.
worked with Jerry as a colleague, and have also contracted him to
deliver training courses for the programmes I work with, particularly
Chatterbooks, Young Cultural Creators, and TRF (Their Reading Futures).
I've always found him a great colleague - knowledgeable and inspiring,
delivering high-quality and stimulating training, and always up-to-date,
pertinent and thoroughly-researched consultancy work
highly recommend Jerry to any school; he will entertain you, inspire
you but, most of all, he will give you great ideas on how to improve
and extend reading opportunities for our pupils both at school and
sheer enthusiasm is worth its weight in gold. You made every aspect
of the training relevant & appropriate to the specific audience.
Your relaxed approach encouraged participation, even from those who
admitted they were very unsure of themselves. Your sessions feel like
learning from a trusted friend - anecdotes & real experience mix
well with the hard messages & guidelines. Overall two things that
make you so effective as a trainer:
"Jerry's training is very enjoyable and lively. He imparts a lot of information with a light touch and stimulates participants in creative thinking. He has a down to earth and humorous approach, sharing lots of practical ideas as well as a wealth of information about relevant legislation, government strategies etc."Michele Eaton, Head of Schools Library and Museum Service, East Sussex County Council.
"I will now read more, put more reading material around the house... in the bathroom - and use the library more." Foster Carer.
"I am going to make a point of reading the books we discussed and I will keep up to date with new children's books!"Teacher.
"Just to say how excellent yesterday's storytelling training was. This morning we had a class of 4 - 5 year olds from a local school and I chose two stories and really enjoyed sharing them with the children. I followed your advice and I'm now confident about storytimes. Thank you very much for helping me with what was a real problem... formerly..." Public Library Staff.
has provided training on delivering an excellent service to children
and their families for staff in Lewisham Library and Information Service.
I have also booked him as a keynote speaker for London Youth Libraries
Group one day schools. Jerry is incredibly professional and knowledgeable
about library services. He is also very easy to work with - creative
and flexible, Jerry always tailors what he delivers to the specific
needs of the group he will be working with - checking back with the
organiser that he is delivering what is required. I have no hesitation
whatsoever in recommending him wholeheartedly. He is excellent.
The training was exactly what we were after. The staff were highly motivated by Jerry and his approach. The content was not only appropriate but went beyond the parameters we had set and left us with real food for thought regarding reader development. It has given us some great ideas on how to take reader development forward as an authority. The training was delivered in a fun way. Jerry’s enthusiasm shone through and the content was thought provoking, interesting and motivating.
had delegates eating out of the palm of his hand within minutes of
starting. He is clearly an expert in the area and has years of practical
experience he was able to pass on during the training day. The training
style was easy going and fun. He built up a great rapport with the
delegates, who all commented on how enjoyable Jerry had made the day.
This was one of the best training days we have delivered in North
Lanarkshire. This is down to Jerry and his approach. It was as close
as you can get to a perfect training day; one that has already had
impact, as we have seen how staff have begun to adopt approaches talked
about during the day into their everyday reader development and book
Jerry has a proven track record of planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluating services for children and young people. This is very practical training, enabling staff to develop awareness, confidence, knowledge and skills to meet the needs of children and young people. As with all of Jerry's training, sessions can be tailored to specific local needs. Jerry is also happy to create new courses. Many courses are adaptable to Library, School, Archive, Theatre, Arts, Museum, Heritage, Sports and Leisure settings.
Training options include:
If you need further information, or would like to discuss your training or consultancy requirements, please e mail email@example.com or phone 07950 408347.
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