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Partnership for Children Licensed Trainers are delivering Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends training for teachers in the following locations: 

North West

North East

Midlands

London

South West

South East

Wales

Scotland

North West

Cheshire

Sue Greenbank

Email: sgreenbank@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk

Phone: 01270 685720

 

North East

Children North East

Email: luke.bramhall@children-ne.org.uk

Phone: 01912562449

 

Midlands

Dudley

Belinda Hale

Email: BHale@lutley.dudley.sch.uk

Phone: 01384 818220

 

East Midlands

Jane Hyland

Jane_Hyland

Jane has worked as an adviser of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) for 20 years supporting schools in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. Before that Jane was a secondary school teacher of Biology and PSHE. She has also acted as the chair of the advisory council to the PSHE Association for 8 years and is now training to teach mindfulness to secondary aged pupils.

Area covered: East Midlands

Email: jane.hyland@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Phone: 0115 9476202

Website: www.character-uk.org

 

Karen Smith

KarenSmith

Karen has over 25 years experience of working with children and young people in a variety of settings, having taught in both Primary and Secondary Schools before becoming an adviser in PSHE Education. Following a secondment to the Department for Education as a Regional PSHE/CPD Adviser, Karen became a freelance consultant and is currently supporting the work of the PSHE Advisory Service in Nottingham.

Area covered: East Midlands

EmailKaren.Smith2@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Phone: 0115 9476202

Websitewww.character-uk.org

 

Lincolnshire

Jayne Carter

Jayne_CarterWEB

I’m loving seeing the difference Zippy and Apple are making to our children. Passionate about making sure all children feel safe, secure and special.

Areas covered: Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, NE Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire

Emailjayne.carter6@icloud.com

Phone: 07766 660400

 

Nottinghamshire

Orlaith Donnelly

Nottinghamshire Educational Psychology Service is a team of educational psychologists (EPs) working for Nottinghamshire County Council. Their EPs have delivered Zippy's Friends training for several years within Nottinghamshire schools.

Emailepstraining@nottscc.gov.uk

Phone: 01158040828

Websitewww.em-edsupport.org.uk/eps

 

Northamptonshire

Elizabeth Swinny

Area covered: Northamptonshire

Emailtamhs@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Phone: 01604 361416

Websitewww.northamptonshire.gov.uk/tamhs

 

London

Merton

Denise Dyer

Areas covered: London, Surrey, Sussex

Emaildenise.dyer@merton.gov.uk

Phone: 07971 019689

 

South London

Susan Moore

Susan Moore

Susan has been an educational psychologist in Croydon for 12 years in a range of settings and schools. Her special areas of interest are attachment, nurture, parenting and mental health. Susan is increasingly concerned about the decline in children's emotional wellbeing and the frustrations of staff trying to support them in their emotional and social development. She has been encouraged and inspired by the Zippy's Friends and Apple's Friends programmes.

Area covered: South London

Emailsusan.moore@octavopartnership.org

Phone: 020 8241 5460

Websitewww.octavopartnership.org

 

South West

Gloucestershire

Matt Baker

Matt is an Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist and has worked for Gloucestershire Educational Psychology Service since 2003. Prior to this, Matt was a primary school teacher. Gloucestershire Educational Psychology Service have been training schools in Zippy's Friends since October 2014 and, in the Autumn Term of 2016, they began training schools in Apple's Friends.

Areas covered: Gloucestershire

Emailmatt.baker@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Phone: 01452 328165

Websitewww.gloucestershire.gov.uk/schoolsnet

 

South East

Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Educational Psychology

Email: deborah.smit@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Phone: 07919 308745

 

Wales

Dr Angie Wigford

Angie_WigfordWEB

Angie is an Educational Psychologist with a passion for helping schools to empower their children with emotional literacy and resilience skills to last them a lifetime.

Areas covered: UK and International

Email: angiewigford@icloud.com

Phone: 07760 164552

Websitewww.internationaleps.com

 

Dr Siân Winckle

Siân qualified as an Educational Psychologist in 2010, following the successful completion of the DEdPsy course at Cardiff University. She works as an EP in a Local Authority and for International Educational Psychology Service-Cymru. Siân also has experience of working as a teacher in a Welsh medium Primary School and has worked in various mental health settings. Siân is a fluent Welsh speaker.

Areas covered: South and North Wales

Emailinternationaleps@icloud.com

 

Andrea Higgins

Andrea Higgins

Andrea is an educational psychologist with 33 years experience. She has completed an immeasurable amount of training with schools and her work has always been highly evaluated. The wellbeing of children has always been her priority as she strongly believes that 'happy children are successful children' and in Andrea's view, Zippy's friends and Apple's Friends should be a part of the curriculum of every school that considers part of its mission is to prepare children for life as happy, independent and successful adults.

Areas covered: Wales and South West

Emailandreahiggins33@gmail.com

Phone: 078089 33864

 

Scotland

Heather Ferguson

Heather Ferguson scotland trainer

Heather’s background in education has included teaching in a range of primary and secondary settings as well as working as a development officer and lecturing at Edinburgh University. She is particularly interested in attachment and trauma and currently supports Looked After Children and young people in schools, often using coaching and mindfulness approaches. She has been inspired by the Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends programmes and the way they support young children with wellbeing and coping skills.

Emailheatherferg@me.com

Phone: 07979 106225