Testimonials

Examples of delegate feedback from courses & workshops

Visit each courses description to see comments from real teachers. Below is a summary of general comments delegates have made about our courses.

Boyd Education 2

Just to say a huge thank you for a great day today. You always provide fantastic resources, but what I think makes your courses so unique is the practical application you provide, even down to ideas for teaching in the class room!!! As a teacher with not enough hours in the day this is exactly what is so valuable. You give us the foundation and provide scope to develop the ideas.

Both Paul and Julie are in touch with what is really going on out there in our subject. 

A super day. Well worth the money. The Boyd’s never disappoint!


Teaching and learning based courses 

Excellent course. Today has given me a clearer understanding and the confidence to deliver a variety of interactive activities during theory lessons. 

The best bits were the pace of the session, the variety of activities great, range of resources, value for money and overall enjoyment. The session has been absolutely fantastic. Thank you very much, I have enough to keep me busy for  months.

Easily achievable strategies and techniques and useful resources. 

Loved the practical strategies

A fab day! All ideas are ones I feel I can use in my day to day teaching.

Excellent - organised, clear and effective. Really helpful to see how Blooms / De Bonos can be used in textiles. Well worth coming for!

I had an observation soon after your course and got a ‘good with outstanding features’. I used Blooms and the SMART targets you showed us as well as the tablecloth idea. You deserve a chunk of that ‘good’ too!


D&T curriculum based courses

Excellent course, really good resources

Great, lots to think about. Lots of information & practical activities

Probably THE most useful D&T course I’ve been on since I can remember and has saved me lots of time and inspired me

Very helpful with things I can use immediately next week. Would definitely recommend to others.

Very flexible in terms of meeting people’s needs – thank you

Making the theory interactive with mini projects that are achievable in a classroom environment

Great speaker who understands the demands of the teacher and produces resources which are suitable for use straight away as well as providing food for thought!

Very detailed, time flew by and it was interesting and full of useful information & things to take away. Brilliant!!

Excellent resources provided and fantastic examples of exam technique. Very enjoyable and informative and totally relatable to the classroom and school. 

Very good - excellent resources and very thoroughly planned. Professional and engaging delivery. 

A fantastic course – really good variety of activities, lots of creative ideas to take back into school. The resource pack is user friendly and clearly set out to maximise interaction. Practical work helped break up the day and gave samples to take back which is always a bonus. 


Leadership courses

Clear & detailed information, well conveyed by a knowledgeable expert.

Feel much more confident I have the tools to carry out my role now. 

Pitched well even though we were all at different levels of experience. 

Information covered links well to my job role 

Got a lot of ideas which I will be implementing in my school. A useful enjoyable course


Bespoke In School Training

Just wanted to say a big thank you for today. You covered everything I could have hoped for and more. It was a really positive experience for us and we have been left buzzing with ideas and inspirations.

The delivery was pitched at the exact level we wanted, pace was perfect and materials were excellent. However, the proof of the pudding is in the eating ……….. we have already had a flurry of peer observations. In addition we have now designated a member of support staff to administer the arrangements of observations and further coaching sessions. We have tried to launch this type of initiative previously and not had this level of success. You ….. have helped us bring this positive change and I grateful for the time you gave us.


Coaching

Can I thank you for the work you did with (name removed) last year. I’m completing her Review and it’s striking when you look at the overview of the year how much she gained in confidence in [her role] and as a team leader. We’d been very close to losing her at the end of the previous year, and you certainly helped rescue her, as it were. So many thanks. (Head of Department)

I felt just outside of my comfort zone, the coaching was challenging and hard work but positive.  It included good mix of reflecting back to me, getting me to come up with solutions, and suggesting options/strategies. (Manager in industry)

The coaching Julie offers is highly professional  - and very effective. She challenges people to become the  leaders they are capable of being and they emerge from the experience as more fulfilled individuals. Our organisation has certainly benefitted from her input.  (Head Teacher, Rushcliffe School, Nottingham)

By having someone observe me as a leader and reflecting back my behaviours and others’ perceptions of me I have changed many of those behaviours which were having a negative impact on others. By changing those behaviours I feel that I am exemplifying drive, ambition, positivity, confidence, optimism and high morale to a much greater extent. Coaching has enabled me to formulate strategies to cope with negative emotions and negative behaviours in others. Coaching has raised my self esteem and self confidence. Coaching has enabled me to focus on behaviours I wish to further develop. (Principal who was coached by Julie Boyd)

Parent

Before the term ends I want to say thank you for sticking with (student name) and supporting her through the last two years in the 6th Form.  It's been a difficult time and she hit very low points from time to time.  Without your support and trust in her ability to get through we wouldn't have made it.  There are others who've helped, but you have been a shining light in sometimes a very dark place. 

Student
You go out of your way to make things interesting in lessons which I like. You make us work hard but it is because you want us to do well. You listen to what we say and try and change things if we don’t think it is right. You make us behave but lessons are good so we don’t usually mess about anyway. 


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