Consultancy Training

We are committed to collaborating with teachers and schools to enable them to offer students the best possible educational experience. We aim to inspire, challenge, support and learn from our partner colleagues. We believe that the workplace should be a creative, inspirational environment where all stakeholders feel they are making a valuable contribution. We are dedicated to life-long learning, shared leadership and emotional intelligence. We believe in walking the walk, accountability and high professional standards. In coaching we actively listen to colleagues and assist them in making decisions, gaining confidence and overcoming barriers.

ACTiv-8 Consultancy

We are committed to collaborating with schools on their journey towards ‘Outstanding’.   We offer a range of consultancy services offering innovative development solutions.  We have a ‘can do’, ‘hands on’ approach and aim to inspire and empower all stakeholders with an enthusiasm for change.  We believe every child has the right to an outstanding education and that each individual deserves comprehensive pastoral support to break down the barriers to success. Areas of Experience ACTiv-8 is experienced in the following areas:

  1. Teaching and Learning
  2. Staff Development
  3. Pastoral
    1. Attendance
    2. Behaviour
    3. Child Protection
    4. Student Voice
  4. Creative Arts

 ‘Excellent care, guidance and support are major contributory factors in students’ outstanding achievements’ (Ofsted 2009)
‘Attendance is improving rapidly…due to the extensive intervention provided.and..their punctuality is exemplary’ (Ofsted 2009)


Introduction to teaching for workshop leaders

ACTiv-8 provides training for actors who wish to use their communication skills and share their love of drama with young people.

Going into a school and facing a class of teenagers for the first time can be daunting which is why professional teachers undergo demanding preparation and receive ongoing training once in post. We believe that Actors make excellent workshop leaders and want to ensure that the experience is a positive and fulfilling one for all concerned. The course consists of the following key elements:

  1. Teaching and Learning: how to plan workshops and sequences of workshops
  2. Behaviour Management: strategies to create a positive learning environment
  3. Assessment: how to ensure students progress each session and how to measure that progress
  4. Pastoral essential knowledge: safeguarding the students you teach and an introduction to child protection

We run specialist workshops in a range of drama skills such as:

  1. Improvisation and drama games
  2. Shakespeare for schools
  3. Directing the school play
Private Coaching

We work with teachers and other professionals on a one to one basis as private clients in the following areas:

  1. Career planning
  2. Interview skills
  3. Public Speaking
  4. Advice, development and support

We have an affordable hourly rate with a complimentary first session. 

‘Planning my lesson observations with ACTIv-8 was a great  support and helped me get my dream job!  It’s great to know their expert advice is always at the end of a phone...’      D H, English teacher, Secondary.
‘Talking my career decision through, step by step, with my ACTiv-8 Consultant really helped me make a clear choice... it was so good to feel I was not making this huge decision all on my own... I cannot recommend them highly enough! Thank you’.         SC, SENCO, Primary

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