cross arts development in education
creative teaching and learning
community cohesion workshops
artist residences
professional development opportunities
basic art skills for schools
team builders
partnership work
schemes of work
reflective practice
in service training
a playground for ideas


I have twenty years experience working in an educational context, developing arts and creative learning I have worked with Manchester, Halton, Kirklees and Calderdale local authorities providing in service and residential training for teachers and teaching assistants.I have delivered workshops to teacher trainers at Manchester Metropolitan Universitiy and Manchester University.

currently I am 'lead artist' in two Creative Partnership 'change' schools in Bradford and Huddersfield respectively.Developing creative teaching and learning and hard art skills, working alongside staff and children to deliver an exciting, rich and relevant curriculum .

Soon to be published author:' think inside the sketchbook' will be on sale in summer 2010 and exlores the use and development of sketch books as a learning tool.
I have worked collaboratively with band on the wall, library theatre, contact theatre and Manchester Camerata 

I have experience of working in a pupil referral unit offering art as therapy to looked after teens with emotional and behavioural difficulties

annually I work in summer schools for the University of the First Age as a  workshop provider,

I have been involved in the planning and running of residentials for looked after children.

 residentials for teachers.
recording & gigging musician