Bespoke Training

Bespoke Training for schools throughout Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. We work with individuals or whole school teams to develop science curriculums and share the expertise within the schools in our region. We appreciate the challenges and concerns which face leaders of science and are happy to discuss how we can work together to support and develop all members of the science community.


The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire SLP is continuing to develop a wide range of in-school support that can be delivered in flexible and bespoke ways such as inputs to staff meetings, INSET days, in-school meetings, shared events with other schools such as clusters (to keep your costs down) or coaching for individual members of staff. Bespoke programmes of support can be developed to meet your specific needs. These can range from short single focus pieces of work to medium and longer term programmes covering a number of areas in your improvement plans and Ofsted compliant curriculum.


The initial step is a phone call to our office and a discussion to identify the most appropriate colleague to visit you and discuss your requirements and how these might best be met. The amount of support; the timescale; who will deliver; the intended outcomes and cost of the programme will be clearly identified and should you wish to proceed these will be built into the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire SLP contract of support.


Colleagues wishing to engage any of the facilitators should contact for more information and guidance.

Name Specialisms and Levels STEM Level Experience Professional Accolades Personal Style
Jane Banham
  • All sciences at Primary level
  • Cross curricular links
  • Planning for curriculum change
  • Lead facilitator
  • Worked with ASE and STEM Learning
  • Supports ITT and NQT
  • Around 30 years experience in primary education
  • Teacher, subject leader, AST, SLE, Acting Headteacher and LEA advisor
  • Owner of Jane Banham Educational Consultancy
  • Investor in Education award
  • Published articles in ASE
  • Published scheme of work and handbook for primary teachers
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Renowned for being approachable
  • Inspirational and lively in nature
Rob Butler
  • Biology
  • Lower attaining students
  • Students with SEND
  • Literacy in science
  • Associate facilitator

  • Around 25 years in secondary education
  • Teacher, AST, Deputy Headteacher and ASE field officer
  • Owner of Fiendishly Clever
  • Author for OUP
  • Published articles in Education in Chemistry
  • TES author (over 750,000 downloads)
  • Published resources used widely by secondary science teachers
  • Uses examples from his own teaching experience
  • Introduces new ideas in a workload-friendly way
Alison Watts
  • Secondary Physics
  • Secondary Mathematics
  • Pedagogy and practise
  • Leadership
  • Curriculum Design
  • Developing application skills
  • Stretch and Challenge
  • Regional Development Lead
  • Accredited Senior Facilitator
  • Education Improvement Partner
  • Works with STEM learning over various areas
  • Previously Head of Science, KS3 Co Ordinator and Head of Physics
  • Senior Leadership
  • NPQH
  • Research focused with hands on delivery
  • Supportive and easily able to make participants feel valued and at ease
  • Engaging, thought provoking and inspirational
  • Practical suggestions to take back to the classroom