Glenn has been working with the College’s faculty leaders assisting them on their path to developing a high level of skills in observation and coaching. He has also introduced the concept and background to instructional rounds. Working with Glenn has a been a pleasure. He has an exceptional knowledge and skill base in this area and his workshops have been well directed, focused, highly engaging and certainly well received. Faculty leaders appreciate Glenn’s presentation style, excellent communication and the tremendous depth of experience from which he draws. Collaborating with Glenn on our work together has been a pleasure. He is shown himself to be highly organised, innovative and flexible. We couldn’t be happier with the start to our three professional learning year plan.
— Michele Sauer, Dean of Middle Years, Somerset College

Our mission is to promote the value of lifelong learning for every educator by delivering high quality professional development solutions for systems, schools and teachers to optimise the learning outcomes for all students. 

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Glenn McLachlan, Director

Bachelor of Arts (NZ), Qualified Teacher Status (UK), Advanced Skills Teacher (UK), GradCert Documentary (AFTRS). 

An innovative educational leader with proven expertise in designing successful professional learning, instructional coaching and mentoring programs in schools across Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

After completing two recent courses at Harvard University; both the 'Instructional Rounds' and 'Transformative Power of Teacher Teams' Institutes, he has been dedicated to enhancing collaborative learning communities in schools. Ascribing to the idiom, "If it doesnt challenge you, it doesnt change you", Glenn is deeply passionate about supporting teachers to achieve their personal best in the classroom.

As the Director of Professional Enhancement at Knox Grammar School in Sydney, he was responsible for successfully gaining broad endorsement as a NESA Registered PD Provider at Proficient Level and Highly Accomplished. He was a featured participant in the ‘Four Corners’ documentary ‘Revolution in the Classroom’ as a national exemplar program of professional development using recorded footage of classroom practice and a recent recipient of an AITSL innovation awards grant.  

Glenn is also an international consultant for the Education Parters in New York, working alongside such luminaries as Geoffrey Canada,  Pedro Noguera and Jonathan Harber.

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Phil Beadle, Creative Consultant 

Phil Beadle is an award winning teacher, broadcaster, education consultant, teacher trainer, public speaker, author and a former broadsheet columnist.

He is a former winner in the United Kingdom Secondary Teacher of the Year Award in the National Teaching Awards and the winner of the London Secondary Teacher of the Year in the same year.

He is the editor of the ‘How to Teach’ series and wrote the first book in the series, which was awarded 10/10 by the TES, along with ‘How to Teach Literacy’, ‘The Book of Plenary’, ‘Why are You Shouting at Us?: The Dos and Don’t of Behaviour Management’ (with John Murphy), ‘Bad Education’, ‘Dancing About Architecture, ‘Literacy Through Football Skills’, ‘Could do Better’ and ‘The Michael Gove Colouring-in Book’. His books have been translated into many different languages and he has worked in Australia (where he trained the New South Wales Police), Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.