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Associates

Our training is delivered by an experienced team of regional associates. To find out more about associates please contact SEFtraining@ncb.org.uk 

Clare Barrowman 

Clare has seventeen years’ experience working for public health and local authorities supporting schools around health and wellbeing issues through implementing a whole school approach. She also leads the National PSHE CPD programme for her local authority and is the chair of the LGBT children and young people’s strategy group in North Yorkshire.

Sam Beal

Sam is an experienced consultant, manager, senior leader, teacher and coach with more than 20 years’ experience driving improvements within the education sector. Sam works within the school improvement service at Brighton & Hove City Council providing support and challenge to schools to improve the effectiveness of whole school approaches. Sam has particular expertise in LGBT inclusion and is the lead author of the Trans Inclusion Schools Toolkit, with Allsorts Youth Project.

Chris Gibbons

Chris is the Director of Inside Inclusion, a consultancy helping businesses across all industries to create inclusive environments where diversity is valued and discrimination is recognised and addressed. Chris is an expert in delivering equality and diversity education to school staff and trainee teachers. His specialisms include supporting schools to create LGBT-inclusive schools and to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying; and tackling all forms of discrimination across professional football.

Mark Jennett

Mark is a trainer, consultant and writer specializing in work around equality and diversity, bullying, behaviour, emotional health and PSHE.  He has provided training and support for numerous schools, universities and local authorities and in recent years he has worked with the NUT to support primary schools to challenge traditional gender stereotypes through the curriculum and written guidance for DfE on challenging homophobia in schools. 

Catherine Kirk

Catherine has worked in PSHE/RSE for over 18 years as a consultant, teacher and trainer.  She has led RSE provision within two local authorities and is currently part-time RSE Consultant for Nottingham City Council as well as working as a freelance trainer.  

Kate Martin 

Kate is director of Common Room, a consultancy led by lived experience.  Kate develops training in collaboration with young people and delivers a range of training across education, health and social care on topics such as preventing and responding to bullying for LGBT or disabled children and young people; how to talk to young people about difficult issues such as safeguarding issues or self harm; mental health; disability, gender and LGBT equality; decision-making and collaborative practice.  

Josie Rayner-Wells

Josie is an established national Adviser and Trainer supporting local authorities and schools to deliver inclusive, relevant and aspirational PSHE. She has experience of teaching PSHE in some of the most challenging educational environments to some of the hardest to engage target groups. Josie has written accredited programmes of PSHE for the European Social Fund and the Learning Skills Council, and most recently a comprehensive RSE resource for teaching effective RSE across the key stages.