Independent Education Trainer & Keynote Speaker
Will has trained teachers in over a thousand primary & secondary schools all over the UK during the last 11 years. He also works abroad and has learned a lot from his training in South Korea, Thailand, Bahrain, Norway, Dubai, Colombia, Mexico, China, America, Ghana, India and Sri Lanka. Will has also given keynote speeches at national and international conferences on many aspects of teaching & learning, school development, and education in the 21st century.
Will's average course score is 4.75 out of 5 (95%)
calculated from over 15,000 feedback forms.
Education & Previous Experience
Will Ord was educated at Winchester College, York University (BA), Kings College London University (Masters), and Lancaster University (PGCE).
Will has been working full time in education since 1996. In schools, he has been a Head of RE, Deputy head of 6th Form and a School Governor. As Chair of the educational charity SAPERE from 2003 – 2006, and as Professional Officer for ACT (the Citizenship Education subject association) from 2002 -2004, Will gained invaluable experience working with the DfES, the QCDA, LAs, Ofsted, AREIAC, the Citizenship Foundation, as well as many primary & secondary schools.
Will has also been an author of several text books for students and teachers, articles for magazines and journals, and was a regular writer for the TES. He was also an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University.
Life High Point (and name drop): Interviewing the Dalai Lama in the Himalayas during a research project into Tibetan reincarnation.
Life Low Point: Having chronic diarrhea, a badly sprained ankle, and a squat-hole for a toilet sixty yards up a mountain path. For three weeks.
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A Few Testimonials
"Will Ord was BRILLIANT! In spite of meeting at the end of a busy term, EVERYONE felt invigorated by what Will was saying. Will tried to tailor his presentation to diverse requests, and he succeeded! We were all left wanting more! This was an excellent introduction to P4C as well as thought provoking and an excellent way to stimulate ideas and discussion. It has been our BEST EVER teacher & governor training."
Summer 2013 Head of St Paul's Primary School, Maidenhead
"Inspiring, knowledgeable, caring, funny. Knows his stuff! Expertly delivered citing case studies, advice and guidance. Also APPROACHABLE."
Summer 2013-07-29 AF, P4C course delegate
"Two schools were inspected in the course of the project (led by Will Ord). Both schools achieved outstanding and in both cases the GLP/P4C was cited as a main factor, not least because of the engagement, involvement and enthusiasm of the pupils in their learning... As one teacher said – "this needs to continue. It is the best thing I have ever been involved in as a teacher".
(Extract from BCC Report on the GLP – Bill Moore, County officer)