Ali has a wealth of personal and professional experience of supporting schools, settings and families. Her distinctive style and unforgettable training empower you to bring out the best in every child.

She specialises in Early Years and in Primary with a passion for bringing out the best in every child, including those with additional needs. With a focus on empowering educators to empower children, whether through Supporting Self-Regulation, Limitless Learning or The Early Years’ Exploration Station-Curating Continuous Provision and the Classroom, Ali’s work is current and cutting edge. Her first book ‘Making it Better for Boys’ has changed the chances for many children. Her Building Brilliant Behaviour Masterclass is reaching a global audience, and her latest book ‘FingerTips- Know it Grow It Show it -The Language of Learning -for Life’ is due to be published in 2023.

Ali’s valued work in teacher training, as a SENCo and supporting schools and settings means she is regularly at the chalk face; she knows the challenges you are facing and how to help you overcome them. With her FingerTips - Raising Reflective Learners work recently recognised by the Centre for International Research in Learning at Eton College, Ali has spoken for Ofsted, Early Years Alliance and I.A.P.S. to name but a few. Her success in raising standards and helping those children who have struggled to break through barriers to learning makes her work realistic and relevant, helping you to balance the demands of the curriculum and the needs of each unique learner whilst still cherishing childhood and emotional wellbeing

In her spare time Ali loves walking her dogs, writing , cooking for friends and family , and singing in pantomime, but not all at once!

Challenging Choices , Valuing Voices.

Children, the way they learn and why they behave as they do are Ali’s life’s work and passion. Her strategies seem so simple but they have hidden depths. Learning the science and understanding what is behind every behaviour empowers you to support every child on their journey to brilliant behaviour and limitless learning - both now and in the future.

Ali’s distinctive trainings make a dramatic difference… and they’re fun too! They stand out from the crowd. Ali uses a wealth of props, lively and fun activities - each backed with a key message, proven to help your staff make a difference.

She offers INSET days, consultancy, short courses, visits, learning walks and joint observations to Early Years Settings, Out of School groups and Schools. She also offers parent courses and one-to-one coaching and consultation.

Ali ‘s training, consultancy and online support focus on her inspiration and expertise in:

  • Brilliant Behaviour - A-Z of Brilliant Behaviour, Five Fundamentals for Brilliant Behaviour and Supporting Self-regulation
  • Looking at Learning Differently
  • From Insight to Impact - Talk the Talk on your Learning Walk
  • Sticky Learning - Maths & Language Development
  • Understanding and Bringing out the Best in Every Child (especially boys and those experiencing behaviour or learning challenges).

All these and more to match your needs are offered in the UK or abroad, face-to-face and online.

If you’re interested in learning with Ali, feel free to explore the website and get in touch!  


Talking Together Tuesday with Ali: Coming Back to Calm

18 June @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Join Ali and her special guest, Dr Deborah E Laurin for this

International Masterclass Series: Five Fundamentals for Building Sustainable Behaviours and Supporting SEND (6 session course)

24 September @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Join Ali on the BRILLIANT BEHAVIOUR MASTERCLASS to empower every individual and

Promoting Physical Development, Prompting Language, Provoking Learning

1 October @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
Join Ali at Community Playthings in Robertsbridge, East Sussex on Tuesday 1st
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