Optimal Learning combines education theory and practice to strengthen teaching, learning, thinking and creativity in the primary classroom. We work at a variety of levels: conferences, cluster days, INSET for schools, sessions for parents and study skills days for pupils.
Optimal Learning promotes inclusion and personalised learning, believes that no child should be left behind and that all children are on the Gifted and Talented register.
What Clients Say
Trevor presented an absolutely superb day on Teaching for Learning to the Campion cluster of primary schools. I have received such positive feed back from every school that attended. We have already booked Trevor for the follow up day on Developing Children’s Learning to Learn and Thinking skills.Terry Mortimer, Headteacher Harpole Primary School And Campion Cluster Co-ordinator
Trevor’s presentation of a whole day’s Inset to the Linconshire Deputies was received with ever growing enthusiasm. Whereas he told us our attention span is limited to 25 minutes, we all sat soaking up whatever he shared with us, and would have continued to listen far longer. His presentation was right up to the minute, addressing the Primary Strategy along with Excellence and Enjoyment, showing examples of how he was involved in making it work for all children in real classrooms. The group of people present did not need inspiring; they are refreshingly excited and inspired already. However they were given ideas to try, information to increase their knowledge and skills and the opportunity to be part of such an exciting presentation. They were further equipped to go back to school and show by example how awareness and use of multiple intelligence, thinking skills and self esteem lead to success for all children. The buzz of interest and excitement was tangibleSue Knutton, Headteacher
I would like to thank you most sincerely for the superb INSET Day you provided. Everyone who attended the presentation has asked if they too could thank you for giving such an inspiring experience. You reached out to all. The day was tailor-made and perfect for both schools.Lesley Barringer, Headteacher Osbaldick Primary School York
The study skills day was fantastic! The girls covered a huge amount during the day and it was very much at their level. We now, as a school , have weekly thinking skills sessions. Debbie was very flexible and simply great with the pupils
The days with Debbie have had a major impact on the children and their learning in the classroom. We now use calming music, concept mapping and deliver lessons in ways that are brain friendly.Rosemary Olney, Headteacher, Charing Primary School
The day was absolutely excellent! Debbie was very skilled at holding peoples interest and keeping the group focused. Headteachers say the materials for use in the classroom are very user friendly and fun. I hope to be able to invite Debbie to speak again to other schools within the confederationSarah McGough, Project Manager, Spelthorne Confederation of Schools