John is a freelance educational consultant and teacher trainer, renowned for his dynamic and practical training sessions. Married to Jackie Beere OBE, he has copy-edited all of her books including the best-selling ‘The Perfect (Ofsted) Lesson’. He is editor of ‘The Perfect Teacher’ and author of ‘The Perfect (Ofsted) Science Lesson.’
John had a successful 25 year career teaching science in secondary schools leading to posts as Head of Science and Deputy Headteacher. He now speaks at conferences and works with schools and industry delivering training on topics such as:
‘Growth mindset’, ‘The Perfect (Ofsted) Lesson’, ‘Outstanding Teaching and Learning’, ‘Effective Assessment for Learning’, ‘Coaching for Improvement’, ‘Preparing for Inspection’, ‘Performance Management’, and ‘Super Science’.
These interactive, practical training events give guidance on the habits and mindsets of great learners, underpinned by research evidence. They contain advice on engaging starters, motivational lesson activities and effective plenaries and show how to give feedback which really works to improve progress. His coaching course shows how managers, school leaders and teachers can transform their practice through brief, effective coaching sessions.
John has also worked for Canterbury Christ Church and Middlesex Universities on initial teacher training and for Hibernia College on the novel elearn ITT course. Through supporting and assessing trainee teachers, John has become an expert in targeted lesson observations. He has used this very effectively in science (and other) faculties who have found his feedback and opinions on staff performance to be very accurate and insightful.
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