You can guarantee that John Turner’s training and consultancy will:

  • ENGAGE“…….relevant, practical and rooted in educational research and practice”
  • INSPIRE“His passion and enthusiasm is infectious “
  • MOTIVATE“I can’t wait to get back into the classroom!”
  • IMPACT“Great strategic and classroom ideas for immediate improvement”
  • SUSTAIN“Our staff are now enthused, prepared and skilled to train others”


“John is motivational and inspirational. The best feedback from staff about a training day we have ever had. We have already booked John for our Middle Leaders Residential and other work next year”. - Andrea Daubney, Assistant Headteacher, Astley Sports College, Manchester
“John has an inspirational delivery underpinned by an excellent understanding of teaching and learning that helps staff become more self-evaluative thus driving their performance further.” - Pauline Brown, Assistant Principal, The Grove School, Market Drayton

”We are proud to work in partnership with John to support staff in raising the quality of learning within school”. - Marc Belli, Headteacher, Bishop of Llandaff School, Cardiff
John believes high quality teaching is not about a series of “tricks” that you can use in the classroom, it is about:
  • A mindset that emphasises “growth”, improvement, self evaluation and “relentless optimism”.
  • A set of values of what is important in learning and achievement
  • Positive relationships with students with a clear focus on high expectations, learning and improvement
  • A pedagogy that allows you to transit easily between Performance and Learning Orientations in the classroom
  • A willingness to take learning risks
  • Creating a culture where it is ok to make mistakes
  • Encouraging professional feedback and coaching
  • Hard work, effort and deliberate  practice
  • A consistency in approach that reinforces, models and develops all the above