About Julie Boyd

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Julie Boyd is an award winning inspirational coach, trainer, teacher and author with a passion and proven record for bringing out the best in others.

  • Consultant specialising in coaching, education, leadership, D&T (textiles specialism) 
  • Qualified teacher with over 30 years teaching & leadership experience
  • Qualified Executive Coach (Post Graduate Certificate at Distinction level from Nottingham Trent University with over 8 years experience coaching individuals & developing & leading organisational coaching programmes both in education & non education settings. 
  • Industrial experience as a retail manager
  • Awarded distinction in the Guardian Teaching Awards & a leadership award from the D&T Association
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  • Proven strategic leadership skills as shown by senior roles in education and retail including Assistant Principal, Assistant Exam Coordinator (both whole school roles), Advanced Skills Teacher (across the LEA), 2nd in Faculty, Head of Department, & retail manager
  • Outstanding coaching skills that motivate others & maximise performance 
  • Outstanding knowledge of the pedagogy of teaching & learning & recognised as an innovative classroom practitioner 
  • Excellent presenter & trainer with experience planning & delivering training for individuals, institutions as well as presenting at conferences & online webinars
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  • Experience supporting individuals & institutions in working towards outstanding including those in challenging circumstances in both teaching and non teaching roles
  • Excellent communication skills with experience working with a wide range of adults & young people both in education & non educational settings 
  • Good ICT skills including managing own website, published online resources, experience delivering webinars & accredited SpeedStep trainer 
  • Educational author with GCSE and KS3 text books and online resources published
  • Regular contributor to education magazines e.g. D&T Practice, Teach Design, Just4Textiles & mainstream magazines e.g. Flair, Sewing World
  • External Examiner and Moderator for GCSE Textiles (AQA & Edexcel)
  • STEM Ambassador
  • Known nationally for my work in textiles to break down gender stereotypes & the work I do to support textiles teachers to include modern, smart and electronic textiles in the curriculum
  • Textiles artist & designer/maker with a dedicated retail website & work for sale in selected retail outlets
  • PastedGraphic-1-1 copyWe are accredited Lead Facilitators as part of the National STEM Learning Centre CPD Quality Mark

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My specialist areas of interest

  • Education, training, resources & in school support
  • Coaching & professional development 
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Leadership
  • Design & Technology 
  • Specialist in textiles
  • Raising the profile of STEM in D&T
  • Challenging gender stereotypes
  • Publishing & resources 
  • Designer maker

Julie is one of the most outstanding and innovative classroom teachers that I have had the pleasure to observe.  ……..  As a consequence her students obtain very successful outcomes and also develop their learning skills to a high level. Acting Principal, Lutterworth College

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