In education, most charismatic speakers can often be substance over style. With Ali, you most definitely get both. Truly inspirational.

Oldbury Academy West Midlands, October 2013

Honest to God that was the most useful CPD session I have ever attended. He was a great speaker and gave us very practical things to use in lessons.

Ormiston Park Academy Essex, July 2014

One of the best courses I have ever attended in my 12 years of teaching!

Goffs School Hertfordshire, November 2014

This INSET was amazing! One of the best sessions I have seen. Extremely useful ideas for AfL and independent learning which I will use in my class.

St Angelas Ursuline London, July 2014

Was engaged from start to finish which is rare for me. One of the best INSET I have been on.

Piggott School Reading, July 2014

Fantastic! Ali is always very thorough and directs his INSET to what clients need

Aman International School Jordan, January 2015

I can say it is the best course I have ever been on. You are honestly inspiring.

Borden Grammar School Kent, July 2013

This is what CPD should be.

Hayes School Bromley, July 2014

Probably the best course I have ever been on. Utterly valuable

Chigwell School Essex , July 2013

Fantastic, helpful and resourceful. Ali is outstanding.

National Keynote Sixth Form Conference London, July 2013

"Golden Nuggets" ...even from the first 10 minutes.

Wolfreton School Hull, July 2014

Absolutely brilliant! Would love to have been taught by Ali as a student, so engaging. I have learnt so much!! Thank you

Borden Grammar School Sittingbourne, June 2013


Burgate School & Sixth Form Southampton, June 2013

Outstanding INSET for outstanding lessons, with outstanding outcomes. Truly excellent, thank you.

Downside School Bath, April 2013

Mind blowing amounts of ideas, inspiring and terrifying too! I have come home and bored my girlfriend senseless with how inspiring my day was! Community School Cornwall, July 2013

Mental Toughness and Resilience in staff and students 

This workshop focuses on the wellbeing and performance of staff and students, and examines the main sources of stress, pressure and change for leadership and how developing a positive mindset is key to development and performance. 

Mental Toughness is a personality trait which is emerging as the key to understanding how people and organisations respond to stress, pressure and challenge. Published research shows that it is significant in:

Performance – accounting for 25% of the variation in performance in individuals
Wellbeing – developing contentment and enjoying what you do
Positive Behaviour – developing positive mindset and creating a positive culture

It embraces concepts such as Mindset and positive psychology. The MTQ48 psychometric test is widely used in education all over the world for staff and leader development as well as student development. 

Understanding teachers and students level of mental toughness will be mutually beneficial for both. Teachers can become evaluators of their own teaching and schools can use early interventions with students who may need support. Students themselves will have an improved awareness of their own levels of resilience

*To introduce participants to an important concept and model – fulfilling an important CPD need
*To indicate simple and practical approaches to developing wellbeing and a positive frame of mind

*What is Mental Toughness -  its implication for performance, behaviour & wellbeing
*The 4Cs – the components of mental toughness and how each relates to behaviour and wellbeing.
*Assessing Mental Toughness and why that is important – to direct intervention and evaluate change
*Developing this in individuals and organisations – approaches, tools and techniques 
*How to coach for mental toughness

The session is:
*Highly participative –optimising the opportunity to understand the concept enjoyably.
*Effective – delegates will be able to use the concepts to their full almost immediately
*Follow up using comprehensive materials and on-line support from the test publisher.
Personally beneficial -  all participants can complete the MTQ48 in preparation for the programme required    

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What have others got to say about this workshop?

Excellent! Ali's enthusiasm and passion did not ebb all day. The pace was breathtaking, this is a good thing. I learned a huge amount that I can use as soon as I get back to school.

Frome Community College Somerset, November 2011

Fantastic course that has sharpened up my understanding. Makes a huge difference in how well students perform in exams

Cheam School Surrey, November 2015

A fantastic and engaging presenter with very recent and practical experience. We have had Ali deliver to Post 16 teachers on a number of occasions and have integrated his CPD session as part of our induction process for all KS4/5 teachers. Ali provides practical strategies which are having a tangible impact on Teaching and Learning in the Academy.

George Salter Academy West Bromwich, October 2013