about us

OUR POTTED HISTORY: From a one-man band to a full orchestra of trainers

Dragonfly Training was established in 1999 by Stephen Chapman, to offer teachers a more exciting alternative to the dry, theory-based CPD training so often received during his teaching career.

Dragonfly has therefore always prided itself in providing courses that are packed full of inspiring ideas and effective strategies that teachers can use in their classrooms the very next day.

Since then, Dragonfly has grown considerably bigger and now operates in more than 50 countries, with over 250,000 teachers trained from more than 3,000 schools.

OUR PHILOSOPHY: Valuing the art of teaching

Here at Dragonfly, we are incredibly passionate about teaching and enabling teachers to be the very best they can be, so their students fulfil their true potential. We firmly believe that the best teaching combines creativity, inspiration and passion. Therefore all our courses are designed to enthuse teachers by giving them effective teaching strategies and equipping them with relevant and up-to-date skills they can use in their classrooms the very next day.

OUR TRAINING STYLE: Learning by doing

Our trademark hands-on, interactive and practical training style means that you can be sure that your staff will leave the training buzzing with new ideas, as well as the confidence to put these into practice straight away. We offer strategies that are proven to work and have been tried and tested in all types of schools and adapted to all age ranges.

All our courses are accompanied by a course brochure, packed with ready-to-use strategies and resources, that can be used in the classroom the very next day.

OUR TRAINERS: Spoken by an expert

Our trainers are all highly experienced teachers who have excelled in their field and really do practise what they preach. They also fully understand what does and doesn't work in today's classrooms. They are all superb communicators who can inspire and engage their audience. This, coupled with Dragonfly's hands-on and practical approach, means that delegates will enjoy a refreshing change from theory-based training and actually have strategies and resources they can use in their classrooms the very next day.

THE OFFICE TEAM: The friendly face of Dragonfly Training

We have a small, office team based in the Victorian seaside town of Penarth in South Wales, and we offer a friendly and efficient service. Our personalised service ensures that we deliver training that is 100% relevant to your staff and cost-effective. We are always happy to chat with you or arrange a Skype so you can discuss your exact requirements.

We pride ourselves in developing long-term relationships with schools, groups of schools and educational organisations, so we can provide tailor-made and on-going training that will have a lasting impact.


Stephen Chapman

Managing Director


Nadeeke Illeperuma



Mary Chapman

International Coordinator


Wendy Imperato

UK Inset Coordinator


Eirian Thomas

Venue-Based Coordinator


Matt Ward

Finance Assistance