OUR TEAM

Jane Considine

Primary education consultant (English)

“Have integrity, be kind”

Author of bestsellers, The Write Stuff and Hooked on Books, Jane is unfazed by the challenges facing education today. She energises and inspires thousands of teachers with her unique blend of sparkling effervescence and clear, practical guidance.
Approaching her 20th anniversary as an English consultant, Jane is still bringing a wealth of fresh ideas (and clarity) to the effective teaching of writing, reading and grammar.
Her aim is always to deliver high quality CPD that makes a difference where it matters…back in the classroom.
Jane says: “Education should be rich, relevant and ignite pupils’ passions, so they value themselves and the lives they want to lead. Training is the most important entitlement in teachers’ professional lives – allowing them to grow into the very best they can be. Well-nurtured and professionally-loved teachers foster inspired and capable children.”

Lyanne Young

Primary Education Consultant (Early Years Specialist)

“Perservance, grit and sheer determination will get you very far”

Lyanne is a true talent.  She has danced across the full repertoire of primary teaching age ranges from Early Years all the way up to year six.
Lyanne’s thinking is sharply focussed on the teaching and learning exchange between teacher and pupil and her expertise is always considering how to sharpen the quality of provision.  Passionate and inspiring, she brings to The Training Space clear evidence (and real examples) of the impact of vocabulary acquisition approaches, purposeful talk and modelled writing.
Her 18 years as a teacher makes her well placed to support all staff but specifically her guidance for Early Years and her popular ‘Fantastic Foundations’ course is leading the way in reshaping communication, language and literacy for young readers and writers.
Lyanne’s ‘hands-on’ practical approach to CPD means you can often find her in a classroom demonstrating reading and writing teaching.

Samantha Eggleton

Administrator

“In a world where you can be anything be KIND”

Samantha smiles her way through our offices, emails and The Training Space orders.  She is a ‘tour de force’ managing our resources and dispatch department and is happy to help our customers with their orders and product queries.
Quite frankly, Samantha cannot do enough to ensure the smooth transition from order placement to arrival at your school.  You will recognise Samantha’s voice if you contact us at the Head Office as she is our wonderful link to our school community.
Samantha has worked in schools as an administrator too so understands life on the other side.  She is keenly aware that teachers and other school staff need an efficient and friendly service.

Ian Considine

Company director

“Keep on keeping on”

A teacher himself for 12 years, Ian’s role at The Training Space is to take a strategic overview of training agendas, coordinate the consultants and manage the company’s publishing arm.
His daily contributions include: humour, guidance and a steady supply of peppermint tea.
On a typical working day, Ian is most likely to be found project-managing new training resources to market; liaising with customers and managing the team.
Driven by the belief that education should be excellent, accessible and open to all, Ian sees teacher-training as an essential component in ensuring the betterment of future generations.
In the months ahead, he’ll be continuing to build on the success of the company’s teacher development centre in Northamptonshire.

Freya

Associate Designer

“Everything happens for a reason”

Keeping the ball rolling behind the scenes is the lovely – and creative – Freya Considine. Most likely to be found designing colourful, vibrant promotional materials, it’s her job to spread the word about all the great things happening at The Training Space. Honest, optimistic (and only a little bit ditsy), Freya generates marketing materials and content for a wide range of conferences, training courses and primary school resources.

Why The Training Space?

We care about children’s experiences of school. Our vision for classrooms is a place where pupils are pushed to the edge of their thinking and are engaged in memorable teaching that develops their learning.

Inspire- At the Training Space we work in partnership with schools to develop shared visions that directly affect the relevance and excitement of the curriculum.

Empower- Ultimately, our close collaboration with the Head, SMT and teachers and TAs shapes the outcomes for pupils. Pupils develop a sharp sense of their own learning pathway and everyone keeps on track with manageable, memorable and meaningful ways to learn new skills and apply them.

How we can help

At The Training Space we have a range of Primary subject specialists: Early Years, English, Maths. We pride ourselves on being able to combine theory with the practical as we train in school as well as provide demonstration lessons, one to one coaching and focused consultancy to all members of the team from SMT to support staff.

We can provide cluster training, INSETS and staff meetings on the most current agendas;

National Curriculum
EYFS
Grammar
Assessing without Levels
Reading Curriculum
Drama into Writing
Raising standards in Maths

Alongside these, programmes can be shaped to suit your needs such as one to one planning sessions:

Team teaching
Demonstration Teaching
Support Packages tailored to Ofsted areas of development

Our experience

Our consultants, Jane Considine, Kym Scott and Rachel Clarke provide a positive experience and are focused on delivering a service that develops the school and professionals within it.

Our expertise lies in understanding the real needs and demands of school life and offering advice and guidance as and when it is needed.

Resources to support

We have a range of resources and class room tools that lift the National Curriculum ‘off the page’. Our long standing credibility with our English sources is currently being updated with Maths resources.

Writing- We have planning documents targets for pupils linked to age expectations, assessment tools and systems to use in the classroom to improve writing skills and competencies.

Reading- Our national ‘Book Talk’ materials are popular across the whole of the UK and used daily in thousands of classrooms.

Interested in what we do?