Dragonfly Training is one of the UK's leading teacher training providers and a genuine world leader in education, delivering courses brimming with inspirational ideas from all over the globe.
We provide no-nonsense, jargon-free training in a unique hands-on and totally practical style. We believe in a ‘traditionally modern’ approach to education. This means establishing a foundation of the very best tried and tested techniques that successful teachers have been practising for decades, whilst also embracing revolutionary new innovations that have the power to raise motivation and academic attainment.
We believe that actions speak louder than words and at the heart of our education philosophy lies academic rigour, not buzz words. Our hand-picked selection of expert trainers have a wealth of experience and knowledge and their superb reputation is reflected in our outstanding feedback.
Dragonfly’s Roots and Expansion
Dragonfly Training was established in 1999 by Managing Director Stephen Chapman as a small-scale teacher training company dedicated to using active teachers as inspirational communicators of successful educational practice.
Since, we have grown to incorporate more expert trainers and the latest in educational technology in order to offer further teaching expertise worldwide.
Over the past five years, we have successfully delivered hotel-based training courses to almost 250,000 teachers. Since the company began, we have also provided over 4000 in-school courses, including over 300 in 2016 alone.
In 2008, Dragonfly launched Dragonfly International in order to meet the increasing demand for courses abroad as our excellent reputation spread. Having delivered courses to teachers from over 100 schools from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, our international branch remains a highly successful CPD provider worldwide.
Stephen Chapman is the Managing Director of Dragonfly Training and has delivered training courses at hundreds of schools in the UK. He has studied in the universities of Liverpool and Cambridge and taught at schools in Kenya, the Caribbean, the USA and as Head of Department at a large London Comprehensive for several years. He was a specially selected member of the Richmond Borough School Improvement Task Force. He has a successfully published book on education and is well known for his practical and sometimes slightly controversial views. He ensures that he remains in touch with classroom practice by working in a local school.