Dr Rogers has had a diverse career in education and system leadership. Having qualified to teach at the University of Oxford, Dr Rogers taught for 12 years in secondary schools in England and New Zealand. While geography was the main subject, periods teaching special needs, sport and outdoor education were formative experiences. Through this period Dr Rogers developed his early leadership experience, being fast-tracked in to leadership roles. An interest in teacher training and research led to the next stage of his career as a Teaching and Educational Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. This included leading PGCE programmes and completing a Masters in Educational Research. Implementing the skills learnt through the Masters, Dr Rogers studied for a Doctorate, completing a PhD, researching schools’ relationships with local communities and international partnerships.
More recently Dr Rogers has been involved in coordinating and delivering school improvement and professional development through the Teaching School Council, as Director of the Plymouth Teaching School Alliance, and then Director of Professional Development for one of the England’s national multi-academy trusts.
Dr Rogers utilises this diverse career in the delivery of programmes that are research and evidence-informed, whilst being accessible for busy professionals and designed to develop learning and collaboration. Dr Rogers also delivers engaging and thought-provoking key notes, and a range of other consultancy services including international school visits to Denmark, CPD audits and bid-writing. Please refer to Programmes and Consultancy Services to explore what can be provided.
Clients include: Wiltshire Council, Traveline, Save the Children, Relief International, Wolfe Media, BBC, Babcock Land Ltd, Defence School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [Army], The Castle Partnership Trust, Quantock Teaching School, Cornwall Teaching School Alliance, Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, Truro FE College, College Road Primary School and Teaching School Council SW, Wiltshire Council, South Glos. Council. Whole School SEND. Dr Rogers works in collaboration with the Nordic Schools, and with UK-based experts in oracy training.
“Jim is an engaging and inspiring trainer. He is a passionate, knowledgeable and realistic about education and teaching. His experience and insight helped the participants/NQTs to focus afresh, or for the first time, on their values and why they teach. His sessions are thought provoking and relevant. Jim is equally engaging at NQT level through to leadership level. He is a trainer that you can rely on to deliver sessions that will make a difference.” Helen Argall. Cornwall Teaching School Alliance
Jim has been supporting our trainer development work for three years and he never fails to bring a fresh insight and add value to the work we do. Examples of the services Jim has provided are:
· Keynote addresses at our annual trainer conference – delivered to in excess of 300 delegates from a variety of trainer backgrounds (contractor/military/civil servant)
· Support at a strategic level to develop and quality assure training delivery
· Middle leader workshops
· Arranging visits and partnerships to external training providers
Jim takes the time to get inside the organisation and his empathy and emotional intelligence allow him to win trust and explore issues with colleagues at all levels. His knowledge of the latest developments in educational research and his ability to translate these into simple day to day actions that have an impact is first class.
However, Jim’s real value is in putting the person at the centre of what he does; he develops, coaches and role models what is needed. He won’t shy away from a challenging conversation, but uses it to encourage reflection and change behaviours.
Mark Fuller BA Head of Training Operations
Defence | Land
Babcock International Group