Accredited facilitator for MoE-funded PLD - See Summary of practice
Brent is part of the professional learning and development team based in Christchurch, supporting school leaders and teachers to improve student outcomes through effective teaching practice and pedagogical leadership.
Brent comes from a rich teaching background having taught through years 1 to 8 and he brings both empathy and experience to his facilitation. He has recent successful school-based pedagogical leadership experience using assessment for learning and collaborative inquiry for school improvement. Other strengths include curriculum and systems development, data analysis, reporting and self-review.
Brent supports leaders and teachers to establish evidence-based practice using collaborative inquiry that accelerates student learning, enables self-review for continuous improvement and effective teacher appraisal against the practising teacher criteria. Schools establish effective practice through sound pedagogy and facilitation is tailored to learner, teacher and leadership needs through co-constructed action planning and change management.
Brent enjoys family time and supporting his children in their tennis and music pursuits.
"Brent has been absolutely wonderful to work with. He worked hard to build positive relationships with me and my lead team. He is a great listener and as a result has been able to tailor a programme that exactly met our needs. He has worked with us in a way that has scaffolded all our learning and in that has role modelled best practice. The Teaching as Inquiry model that he introduced to us has been well received by all our team and fits beautifully with our appraisal and attestation. I would recommend Brent highly as a facilitator of Professional Development and would value the opportunity to work with him again.".
"Brent has put in a huge amount of effort to understand the Special Character of our alternative school and to give suggestions and support in a manner which is relevant to our school."
"We are all fully involved in the collaborative teacher inquiry process which we have come to love."
Providing an exceptional model, training us and developing our skills, buddying up with us for our first observations and then letting us fly solo".