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Teaching with Confidence

CWP Resources team are experienced freelance consultants with a variety of backgrounds and skills.

These include:
  • Primary, secondary and further education teaching
  • School governance
  • Teacher training and resources
  • Project management

All CWP staff participate in a comprehensive training programme, which equips them with up-to-date knowledge and skills to support teachers in the delivery of SRE, Drug and Alcohol Education and PSHE education. They are mentored and observed in class before being accepted as CWP consultants.

All consultants have up-to-date CRB checks. It is made clear to schools that CWP trainers are not acting in loco parentis and are not to be left solely in charge of any child or children.

Paula Power BSc MA Ed

Managing Director

Paula is the founder and director of the company. In addition to general management she liaises with new and existing commissioners and leads on new business development. Paula overseers the training of all the consultants on the project. She has devised all our teaching materials together with past and present members of the team.

Paula was an Advisory Teacher for PSHE for 10 years and worked as a freelance consultant from 2000. She was the London Regional Adviser for the National PSHE CPD Programme and a National Assessor. She has worked with the National Strategy for Behaviour and Attendance, National Children’s Bureau and Sex Education Forum and FPA as well as a large number of local authorities. She is the author of several books and articles on the subject of SRE and PSHE.

Jo McKenzie BA (Hons)

Senior Trainer

Based in the South West, Jo joined CWP in 2003 and she leads the specialist team training for local authorities and PCTs. She has responsibility for the training and induction of new consultants, co-designing resources both for primary and secondary schools, as well as delivering our core work, training teachers in the classroom.

Jo began her career in the field of international development, coordinating and managing sexual and reproductive health projects for women and young people in Africa and Asia. After developing skills in health education, project management, fundraising and monitoring & evaluation, she decided to focus her career on working more directly with young people in the UK.

Tierl Thompson

Senior Trainer

Tierl began her career in community arts projects in the North of England. She subsequently worked in theatre and taught drama to young people in a South London FE college for many years, before training to work with CWP in 2003.

At CWP she is a key member of the team with particular responsibility for the PSHE CPD programme. She also leads on development of resources, mentors new staff and delivers training in primary and secondary schools. In addition to CWP, Tierl works with other sexual health projects. Tierl has been a National Assessor on the PSHE CPD programme.

Deborah Baxter

Senior Trainer

Deborah joined the company in 2005. She is responsible for school liaison, bookings and mentoring new consultants. She also delivers training to primary and secondary school teachers.

Deborah began her career in the commercial world as a company secretary and in-house accountant for a design company. Prior to joining CWP, she was awarded the OCR certificate for Teachers of Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties and was employed in a primary school in North London.

Andrew Pembrooke

Senior Trainer

Andrew joined CWP in 2007 and has quickly become a skillful teacher trainer. Andrew is also a facilitator for Equal Voices, running workshops on conflict, group empathy and self esteem with children between the ages of 3 and sixteen. Recently his main focus has been creating a programme of work that introduces ideas from SEAL to Nursery and Reception classes. He also teaches drama for the projects department of The Almeida Theatre in Islington.

Andrew trained as an actor in Manchester and Paris and continues to perform with Hoipolloi, a Cambridge based touring theatre company that he joined in 1999.

Jennifer Lee

Trainer

Jennie joined CWP in 2006 and trains primary school teachers. Prior to joining CWP Jennie spent a period outside formal work during her children's early years. She had previously been an administrator in a medical centre. Jennie has an interest in child development and special needs teaching and has attended courses in teaching and understanding children with a range of specific learning difficulties.

Tony Coleman

Office Manager

Tony joined CWP as general manager in January 2008. He was previously Education Officer at a performing arts centre in Stratford, East London where he was responsible for the co-ordination of the adult and youth education programme. He is a qualified teacher and Drama examiner. Tony is responsible for marketing, sales and office administration.

Kat Davison

Trainer

Kat joined CWP in 2008 and works with primary, secondary and special school teachers. Kat has been a facilitator for Equal Voice, running workshops on conflict, group empathy and self esteem with children between the ages of 3 and sixteen. Recently her main focus has been creating a programme of work that introduces ideas from SEAL to Nursery and Reception classes. She also works for Kingston Merton Education Partnership training teenagers in interview techniques, confidence and self-esteem.

Miles Openshaw BA (Hons) MA

Trainer

Miles joined CWP in 2008 and works with primary and secondary school teachers. Outside of his SRE work with us, Miles is the Education Director of Green Shoes Arts; an education and community arts and theatre company based in East London. He is also a writer, producer and director for both theatre and film.

Becky Casey

Trainer

Becky joined CWP in 2008 and works with primary, secondary school teachers. She is also the co-founder and producer of Flat Pack Productions, an exciting new theatre company based in London. In addition to staging productions, Flat Pack run role play sessions for primary and secondary teachers focussing on how to deal with issues that can arise when in the classroom.

Becky originally trained as a Fine Artist before turning to a career in acting.