George Matthews Churchill Fellow 1996
Director/ Founder Team-Teach Approach 1997- Founder Member of the BILD Trainers Group 1999-2003 GSA Hon Trustee 2014-
Teacher with 20 years experience in mainstream and special education, junior and secondary, day and residential. From 1989 - 96, he was a Deputy head teacher of a Co-ed, 8 - 18 years of age, SEBD residential school, maintained by a local authority.
In January 1996, was awarded a Churchill Fellowship. He visited 45 schools / children's homes, from the Bronx, in New York, down to Tampa, Florida. The objective was to observe, evaluate and to return with good practice in the area of how adults safely mange children's anger and aggression.
Delivered courses in the management of children's challenging behaviour in a variety of educational, health and social care settings. Spoken at a number of national conferences on the same subject.Provided (2007-2014) Expert witness reports in relation to restraint use and staff / service user safety.