Trevor Folley BA (Hons), PGCE, NLP Master Practitioner, has worked in education for 20 years. For the first 13 he worked in secondary schools as teacher, Head of Department, Faculty Director and Head of Year. In 2003 he moved to the Essex Advisory Service as a Pupil Motivation and Behaviour Consultant before joining the National Strategies’ Regional field force as a cross-phase RA for Attendance. In 2006 he began working nationally with a focus on improving progress across transitions and in 2008 joined the Personalisation and Progression Programme with its remit to strengthen the approach to these areas across all phases and programmes. Between 2006-2011, he co-led three national action-research projects involving 136 schools from 20 Local Authorities exploring how to strengthen transfers and transitions. Evidence of significant outcomes for children is documented in the evaluation reports published by the Department of Education (and its predecessors) through The National Strategies.
He is a the founding director of One Learning Journey Ltd, an organisation dedicated to supporting schools and their partners link all aspects of education across each child’s whole learning experience; from Early Years to Higher Education. He is lead researcher for the Creative Relaxation in Schools programme, and the author and designer of the research in Southend schools. Trevor qualified as a Creative Relaxation Trainer in 2013.