CONSULTANCY SERVICES

Diane Rich
is available for a variety of consultancy services.

Themes for work are varied and Diane works flexibly, so projects are negotiable.

All work relates to keeping first-hand experience, creativity and play at the heart of children’s learning and will be underpinned by the principles the work of the ‘What Matters to Children’.

Any themes for early years, KS1 and KS2 age ranges from the ‘What Matters to Children’ work (see list below) and are particularly favoured for consultancy engagements as well Diane's ongoing work on play, creativity, essential science for early years and understanding the world..

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Diane offers a variety of consultancy work including

• Conference keynote presentations
• Conference keynotes with workshops
• Conference workshops
• Continuing professional development days for specialised groups, individual schools, school clusters, Local Authorities
• Contributions to further education courses and teacher training
• Designing and delivering long courses for specialised groups, teachers and other educators of children from early years to end of KS2
• Designing and delivering short courses for specialised groups, teachers and other educators of children from early years to end of KS2
• TV, radio and media work
• Projects and writing assignments
• Research work
• Working with advisory teams to develop and deliver conferences based on the ‘What Matters to Children’ work
• Other consultation, support and project work


Diane Rich offers a variety of consultancy themes including

An introduction to
• The ‘What Matters to Children’ approach to learning
• What is a first-hand experience?
• Four domains of learning at the heart of education
• Four domains of learning: what matters to children
• The richness of what learners do
• Food and exercise: verbs and nouns
• Big ideas: towards conceptual growth
• Questions worth asking
• The role of the educator
• Focus on learning
• The educator’s task
• The children’s work

 

from First-hand experience:What Matters to Children
an alphabet of learning from the real world (2014)
from Learning: What Matters to Children
an alphabet of what learners do (2008)
An alphabet of learning from the real world
(further sessions/workshops to illuminate the themes above)

A is for alphabets
A is for apple
B is for bags
B is for brushes
C is for collections
C is for colourful curriculum
D is for doors (with K is for keys)
E is for enemies
F is for furniture
G is for goats, guinea pigs, gerbils, giant African snails, goldfish and other gorgeous animals
H is for homes
I is for ‘I’ the active learner
J is for joining
K is for knowing
L is for listening and looking
M is for mixing
N is for night time
N is for night sky
O is for out and about
P is for pattern
Q is for questions
R is for rain
S is for surfaces
T is for thinking
U is for under my feet
V is for variety
W is for water
X the expert
Y is for yesterday
Z is for zigzag
An alphabet of what learners do
(further sessions/workshops to illuminate the themes above)

A is for learners learn ALL THE TIME
B is for learners BELONG to a community of
learners
C is for learners CHOOSE
D is for John DEWEY: experience and education
E is for learners learn EVERYWHERE
F is for learners FEEL
G is for learners need a GENEROUS ENVIRONMENT
H is for learners HOPE
I is for learners IMAGINE
J is for learners do JOINED UP LEARNING
K is for learners KNOW more than adults think they know
L is for learners need LIBRARIES of books
M is for learners MAKE MEANING
N is for NEL NODDINGS: learning to care
O is for OBEDIENCE V DESIRE in learning
P is for PRINCIPLES OF PROCEDURE: the work
of Lawrence Stenhouse
Q is for learners QUESTION AND ANSWER
R is for learners REPRESENT their learning
S is for learners MAKE STORIES
T is for learners TAKE TIME
U is for learners thirst for UNDERSTANDING
V is for learners VOICE their learning
W is for WE learn with friends
X is for learners EXPECT the help and truthfulness
of grown ups
Y is for YIPPEE! Learners love learning
ZZZZZ is for educators need time to sleep on it

Some members of the What Matters to Children team continue to support Diane in delivering continuing professional development where additional workshops are required. From 2005-2013 the What Matters to Children team included the following headteachers, advisory staff, consultants, authors, researchers, subject specialists

Denise Casanova
Jacqui Cousins
Mary Jane Drummond
Andrea Durrant
Emma Hertzberg

Jennie Lindon
Rachel Myer
Cathy Myer
Marjorie Ouvry
Sue Pearson

Diane Rich
Simon Small
Janet Snook
Andrea Sully
Jane Turner