(Teacher, Grieg City Academy).
· 'I've never had a teacher who likes me as much as you do'
(Steph, Year 11 Student, Oasis Academy Brightstowe).
Phil Beadle is an expert in three fields: literacy/English teaching, behaviour management and creativity. He provides hugely entertaining and challenging training, along with knowledgeable consultancy in each of these areas and is one of the most experienced and well thought of education speakers in the United Kingdom and beyond.
As a teacher, every school or academy he works in reports substantial rises in results (this includes having taught at the most improved school in the country one year, followed by the highest CVA in London the next year). As a consultant, he specializes in literacy audits that lead to reports outlining whole school recommendations and to training sessions tailored to the needs of the institution. He is expert in the barriers facing white working class students, in feedback and is currently working on implementing aspects of game theory into professional football coaching.He is the author of 10 books about teaching and learning. These include the influential and best selling ‘How to Teach’, which was awarded 10/10 by the TES; the successful and well reviewed ‘How to Teach Literacy’; ‘Literacy Through Football Skills’ in which he outlines how to teach sentence structure by playing football; ‘The Book of Plenary’ which is the first serious text by any British teacher about metacognition. His recently completed book ‘Rules for Mavericks: A Manifesto for the Disobedient’, which is out in April, examines how orthodoxies respond to maverick stances and how to live life profitably outside the mainstream.