Andy Griffith is a highly sought after consultant and trainer on motivational learning and innovative, high impact teaching and learning. After teaching full time for 12 years in secondary schools, he moved into educational training and consultancy driven by the mission to enable young people from whichever background to achieve their full potential.
Andy has been recognised in the prestigious TES School Awards for his range of innovative education training courses, co-creating the intervention course Outstanding Teaching with Osiris Educational, which was short-listed for Outstanding Staff Training/Development Initiative in the prestigious TES School Awards 2009 and 2010. In July 2010 Osiris Educational (the biggest teacher training organisation in the UK) made Andy their trainer of the year.
Andy has observed over 2,000 lessons and works directly with school leaders, teachers and young people, through a range of bespoke training and micro teaching. Whether delivered through well pitched, high quality INSET days, or education consultancy that motivates, provokes and energises, Andy’s passion is to enable teachers and schools to develop more effective ways of creating deep, memorable learning experiences for both learners and teachers.
Andy has written a number of education packs, textbooks and on-line materials for young people, his latest publication being Outstanding Teaching: Engaging Learners, co-written with Mark Burns and published in 2012. This was short-listed in the Education Resource Awards. His latest book is called Teaching Backwards which he has also co-written with Mark. He was a member of the QCA writing team for Citizenship and has also written materials for Comic Relief and Sports Relief based on their international and community work, some of which Andy has been involved with.
Andy has spoken to school leaders at the North of England Conference in 2014 and spoken to a variety of Head teachers’ associations. He has delivered presentations on raising the quality of teaching alongside people such as Professor John Hattie, Professor Mick Waters and Professor John West-Burnham.
Education packs: Equal Opportunities (Framework Press, 1999); Citizens of the Future (Folens, 2001): Sports Relief and Comic Relief school packs (2003-2007)
Books: Outstanding Teaching: Engaging Learners, co-written with Mark Burns (Crownhouse 2012); Outstanding Teaching: Teaching Backwards , co-written with Mark Burns (Crownhouse 2014). Both are best sellers.
To discuss how Andy may work with your school, please contact us.
“In my experience, Outstanding Teaching has been the only professional development programme that has returned a 100% positive feedback from the participants. It has empowered teachers to reflect on their practice, take some risks, and develop new techniques whilst at the same time ‘demystifying’ Ofsted criteria.
All participants have improved their teaching significantly through the individualised bespoke design of the programme, and all commented on how much they enjoyed it.
These are just two of the comments from participants:
‘Superb, highly motivational, very clear, professional and none-threatening’.
As the lead on teaching and learning I can show Ofsted the improvements; I can demonstrate the motivational impact on professional culture and the inspiration this has generated in others to do the programme, but moreover it has impacted significantly on pupil progress and made learning fun!”
Liz Russell, Headteacher
Calderstones High School, Liverpool