Trevor Hawes is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading experts on teaching and the learning brain and has a growing international reputation. His presentations and courses are commonly described as “BRILLIANT” “highly informative” “practical” “fun” and “the best INSET ever!!!!”

Trevor co-authored the best selling book “Effective Teaching and Learning in the Primary Classroom” a bible for many teachers and NQTs.

He works at a variety of levels from LEA conferences, through to training days with Learning Networks and clusters of schools as well as INSET for individual schools.

Trevor presents and trains on a variety of topics relating to teaching, learning, thinking and creativity in a primary classroom (see below).

Trevor provides INSET training on Teaching for Learning, Developing Children’s Learning to Learn and Thinking Skills and Raising Boys’ Achievements. In addition he undertakes keynotes and workshops at conferences on Teaching, Learning and Thinking, and undertakes presentations to parents and teaching assistants.

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 tangible
Sue 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
Please pass on our thanks to Trevor for his hard work on our training day. He packed much information and many ideas into a short space of time. The feedback from staff has been very positive.
Maria Foxton, Headteacher, Hornsea Community Primary School, Hornsea Primary Strategy Learning Network
Many thanks to Trevor; we had a brilliant day full of humour, pathos and fascinating facts, figures, information and knowledge. We liked the way he drew on personal experience and offered practical advice, solutions and lots of ideas. I’ve seen things being put into practice TODAY as a direct result of his talk in every classroom and an additional “buzz” in the air. He didn’t just make a difference for 30 children as good teachers always hope they do, but for about a thousand children in one day (approx number of nursery and primary pupils in the schools attending, not counting Lady Manners!)! There’ll be plants, fish, water features, cushions and tigers everywhere (in my school we have teddies and monkies already)-oh dear…..and…..someone wrote on their feedback “Trevor for Prime minister!” Many many thanks for a great start to our year and don’t hesitate to pass my phone number and or comments to others.
Jacqueline Teeney, Headteacher, Bishop Pursglove Church of England (A) Primary School

 

On behalf of the Primary Strategy team in Kent and all the teachers who attended the conference on May 23rd, I would like to thank you for your highly informative and exciting key note speech. I don’t know if you managed to squeeze in any workshops before you left, but many of them, which were presented by the Leading teachers, seemed to mirror the very messages that you gave about pupils and their learning. We couldn’t have planned this if we tried!The evaluations from the conference were very good or excellent with many complimentary comments about your opening address such as:
“inspirational”
“will definitely make me rethink my classroom practice” and
“set the tone for the whole day”We all look forward to the publication of the new book.
Thank you once again for helping to get our conference off to such an enthusiastic start.
Anne F. Cameron, Primary Strategy Consultant, Kent School Advisory Service
“I want to thank you very much for your after dinner speech at our AST Conference in Harrogate . It was precisely what I asked of you and has been enormously well received:”Mould breaking information of enormous importance” and “Entertaining and inspirational” and “Reminded me of why I teach” Thanks once again for your help with the event. It helped set the tone for the rest of the event the day after.
Roy Porritt, Education Adviser, Yorkshire and the Humber
Many thanks to Trevor; we had a brilliant day full of humour, pathos and fascinating facts, figures, information and knowledge. We liked the way he drew on personal experience and offered practical advice, solutions and lots of ideas. I’ve seen things being put into practice TODAY as a direct result of his talk in every classroom and an additional “buzz” in the air. He didn’t just make a difference for 30 children as good teachers always hope they do, but for about a thousand children in one day (approx number of nursery and primary pupils in the schools attending, not counting Lady Manners!)! There’ll be plants, fish, water features, cushions and tigers everywhere (in my school we have teddies and monkies already)-oh dear…..and…..someone wrote on their feedback “Trevor for Prime minister!” Many many thanks for a great start to our year and don’t hesitate to pass my phone number and or comments to others.
Jacqueline Teeney, Headteacher, Bishop Pursglove Church of England (A) Primary School