'Brilliant session. Learnt a lot in an open friendly environment. Engaging presenter and very interesting.'
'Brilliant Training and loads of tips. Left on a buzz ready to try things out!'
'If anyone can observe and coach colleagues to shift them to outstanding it is Caroline Bentley-Davies'
Caroline has been a Local Authority adviser, examiner, Ofsted inspector and accredited SIP. She currently works in schools and colleges across the UK and overseas. She trains and coaches teachers to improve their practice and reach the much sought after ‘Outstanding’ grade. She also runs a range of popular revision sessions with GCSE and A Level pupils and enrichment sessions with Key Stage 2-5 pupils.
Caroline is a Teaching and Learning expert, but also has extensive experience in other areas these include whole day training and twilight inset on areas such as:
The most popular inset topic this year is currently: ‘Sticky Teaching’ based on her forthcoming book.
Caroline also works with middle and senior leaders evaluating teaching and learning. She provides an impartial review of specific areas such as: the quality of marking and feedback, quality of lessons, pupil voice and conducts Learning Walks on the school’s priority areas. This allows the school to receive important feedback about how well they are doing and gives clear direction about what next steps they need to address.
Caroline receives countless great evaluations. Please see attached some of the comments below to give you a flavour of the training/consultancy:
'Relevant. Clear quality training. Well delievered.' Subject Leader L2/3 Business, Havering College
'Engaging and enthusiastic. An excellent session wholly relevant and beneficial.' K.Knoweles. Sociology
'Thought provoking training - great presenter!' Head of Social Sciences, Luton College
'Lots of practical ideas for people to use - excellent as relevant as linked to our priority.' Assistant Principal.
'Informative speaker. Excellent. Engaging - very relevant training.' Learning support teacher.
'Excellent, and Enthusiastic. Well presented. Good involvement of all participants.' Science teacher.
'Really engaging, good ideas and very thought provoking. Friendly and approachable trainer. Teacher/Senior tutor.
'Very thought provoking - nice amount of discussion to consider ideas and develop thought. H. Waddington, KGS
'Presenter was knowledgable, encouraging and welcoming. Excellent.' S. Holdstock, The Holmesdale School
'A fabulous course with lots of practical ideas.' E. Jones AHT Calthorpe Park School
'Engaging, humorous presenter. The right balance of talking to us and encouraging us to talk to each other.'
'The activities provided were engaging and had universal use. So often the info we are given does not translate to my subject.'
'Her enthusiasm was contagious'
'Really enjoyed it, engaging. We tried out ideas so we could see how they worked first hand' .
'All of the sessions were valuable. A positive, friendly session. Useful and humorous.' K. Lane
'Clear structure. Very supportive, lots of ideas and strategies.' S. Cuff
'Engaged by the enthusiastic and lively presentation. Very useful training.' B. Connolly
'Lots of practical ideas to take away. An excellent presenter.' J. Lyons Chorlton High School
'Fanastic strategies for lessons/management of boys' progress. Enthusiastic presenter. T Robinson The Bolsover School
'Clear engaging - made it interesting. Thought provoking and packed with practical ideas.' A. Harte King Edward VI
'Excellent trainer full of knowledge and passion. I have a better understanding of different strategies to improve behaviour now.'
'Very useful and engaging. Useful behaviour techniques for a range of different situations.'
'Fantastic course - very informative. I have a greater knowledge of this area and some techniques to use.'
Stephen Perse Foundation Cambridge May 2017 Teaching Boys
'Lively pace covering lots of areas. Most valuable was the practical toolkit to engage all pupils.' Head of Visual Arts
'An intelligent and practical approach. Very engaging - I was never bored!' French Teacher
'Quick moving, interesting, lively, full of useful tips and thought provoking.' Assistant Director of Music
'Caroline models effective teaching in her style, questions, attitude. She creates an optimum environment for participation and effectiveness.' D Morgan, Head of Sixth Form
'Well-paced, good variety of activities. All so useful.' G&T Lead, I. Stichels
'Very good variation in activities - we were challenged and had to think!' D&T teacher, Deputy Head of 6th.
Middle Leaders Training Sessions - Series of 3 hosted by Fairfield Park Lower School for a cluster Nov 2016
'Very knowledgable, bubbly presenter. Great Pace.' S. Comerford, Computing Lead
'Inspiring, motivating, enthusiastic. Felt I learnt a lot and really, really enjoyed the sessions.' H. Hunt EYFS Leader
'All the sessions were extremely valuable and informative.' K Green.
'A fun day, doing something different. So relevant. I've never had a session before where I've got so many useful ideas! Caroline was very engaging' L Hewes. NQT
'Absolutely fantastic. Caroline's enthusiasm was contagious and the lessons and tip you gave were really valuable.' J. Buckley
'So much experience and enthusiasm. Really practical, easy-to-use advice and activities.' O. Fitzgerald
'Fast paced - not boring! Extremely friendly and inclusive. All of it was valuable.' S. Mitchell
'Very engaging. She brought humour and lifted moods. She knew what she was talking about.' C. Lunn
'Very insightful, full of ideas and advice on going forward. Relevant.' S. Wilson
'Excellent. Purposeful. Extremely engaging. Excellent use of humour.' B Tekerian
(staff included Cover Supervisors,Teaching Assistants and Careers Advisors too)
'Brilliant Training and loads of tips. Left on a buzz ready to try things out!' E. Cameron
'Engaging, informative, instilled confidence. Informative and Enjoyable.' J. Jennings
'Very useful. Full of ways to aid behaviour in the classroom. Great presenter.' J Vickers
'Caroline was engaging and provoked good discussion. Information relayed in an entertaining way.' V Kettlewell
'Delievered with good humour and content (and good pace too!) All sessions were great! K. Percival
'Very relaxed and unthreatening style. Relevant to all Middle Leaders.' C Theakston
'A very interesting and enjoyable day. Thoughtful, interesting and insightful. Very relevant.' C Greenway
'Inspiring day with quality ideas shared and discussed. I'm looking forward to implementing them!' J. Camm
'Perfect training and timing as we are improving KS4 schemes. Very engaging and approachable.' J. Carmody
'Caroline is sparky, funny, down-to-earth and relatable. Amazing Course Leader.' I was engaged for 7 hours - not an easy feat!' C. Wright.
'I feel inspired! Really relevant and clear. A really thorough session that I thought was really helpful.' J. Stott
'Brilliant session. Learnt a lot in an open friendly environment. Engaging presenter and very interesting.' P. Phipps
'Engaging and friendly presenter. I enjoyed the session, found it interesting and it provoked me to think about what to do next!' G Portlock.
'Best CPD throughout the year. Good pace, good questions, good advice.' C Darnbrook
'Enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. Fun and engaging session. ' N. Marnock
'Really engaging! Lots of energy and great ideas. A fabulous presenter.' R. Ward
'Really friendly and engaging manner. Encouraging. Easy to share and discuss ideas.' S. East
'Really informative and great environment for discussion. Engaging - giving lots of feedback.' S. Marrtin
'Humour, inclusive, lots of ideas that can be implemented straight away and in the future.' M. Philip
'Whole thing was valuable - just brilliant!' E. Goakes
'Such a great session - thank you! There were so many points that I will take away and reflect upon.' R. Brown
Training on 'Sticky Teaching' to lead teachers 'The training was perfect for where we are as a school at the moment. Just what we needed to kick start next year's cpd strands. Excellent.' Assistant Headteacher. Yorkshire.
Hereford College of Arts (after a series of 3 training sessions on teaching and learning): 'Ofsted recognised the impact of your sessions on Assessment for Learning on raising the quality of teaching, learning and assessment..If anyone can observe and coach colleagues to shift them to outstanding it is Caroline Bentley-Davies .' Dr J. Kettyle, Assistant Principal.
Primary Cluster (series of 3 trainings on AfL for outstanding lessons) 'I just wanted to say a big thank you for the AfL training you delievered on Friday. All feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and pleas from staff to try and book you again.' B. Medhurst, Deputy Head, Bradford area.