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DBE Specialist Advisers

Our specialist advisers are recognised for their wealth of experience and expertise in particular areas. All specialist advisers offer a discounted rate when you book through the Diocesan SLA.

Jenny Cook                                            Mathematics

Judy Dickin                                             Godly Play

Justine Caswell                                     Staff Wellbeing

Jennie Fytche                                        Godly Play, Trauma and Bereavement

 

Jenny cook

Primary Education Consultant

Jenny specialises in mathematics and holds the NCETM accreditation of Professional Development Lead. She has extensive teaching and leadership experience along with many years as an Education Consultant.  Jenny provides consultancy in all aspects of Primary Mathematics and can provide bespoke in-school support and training services to the variety of stakeholders.  Jenny works to meet the current needs of each individual school in areas such as:

- Raising attainment and progress for all

- Auditing current practice

- Increasing subject pedagogical knowledge

- Class teacher support 

- Developing subject leaders

 

Judy dickin

Godly Play Consultant

A Godly Play session provides an opportunity in the midst of daily bustle to slow the pace, to be amazed, to wonder and reflect. Children respond creatively and share the story experience within a safe place. The teaching method has its roots in the Montessori tradition and develops thinking in both verbal and non-verbal ways

  • Godly Play session: with a group of children may be observed by staff and filmed for training purposes.
  • Follow up training: within staff meeting or a twilight session.
  • Presentation and talk: to staff and governors with a chance to browse through resources and take part in a session.

 

justine caswell

Pyschotherapeutic Counsellor

Justine Caswell is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor who runs her own private counselling practice.

As part of her work she has provided counselling in many different settings including GP surgeries, sixth form colleges (working with staff), and churches as well as working for Action for Children. 

Justine specialise in running wellbeing services for organisations including the church and the education sector.

She will be running twilight sessions and courses for schools around staff wellbeing, resourcing headteachers and governors with the tools to support the staff in their school.

(Please note Justine does not work with under 16s)

 

jennie fytche

Children’s Trauma and Bereavement Adviser, Godly Play Consultant

Jennie Fytche has worked with children and young people since she finished school and began her training as a paediatric nurse. Some thirty years later she has worked in various contexts within the NHS, charity and volunteer sector and latterly as a school’s work facilitator for LightSpace Schools Work project in Grantham.  When she is not in the primary schools in Grantham she is training and coaching youth workers, writing course material for undergraduate courses in children's, youth and pastoral care and developing research into the spiritual nurture of children. Jennie is also a Godly Play story teller and advocate.