Passionate about working
with people and improving
their experiences.

About Me

I am passionate about working with people to improve their lives and encourage them to give of their best in whatever they do.

The world is one of rapid change so developing a flexible mindset, knowing what is essential for your own self-care and building your own resources and capacities all feature in the work I do.

I am an experienced supervisor.

"Like my earlier Practice Educators, Penny guided and supported me, but she was alone in inspiring me.

Penny enabled me to critically analyse my practice and develop my skills of reflection, all of which I find invaluable now I am a qualified Social Worker in a Local Authority complex care team. As well as supporting me in my professional development, Penny also contributed significantly to my academic achievement; extending and developing my written analytical skills, which undoubtedly assisted me in gaining a first class degree."

Gerry (student 2012)

Using my background experience of social work and managing in health and social care settings, I thoroughly enjoy the training and personal development environment as a creative way of empowering people into remaining committed to their work and enthused about bringing about change with the people they live with or work amongst. I am a very experienced trainer who enjoys delivering workshops and training days. Often I train professionals to be supervisors. I also offer training in developing self-care strategies.

Recently I have written training resources, article and books about supervision. I have also written reports about practice and am developing a Serious Success Review approach inquiring into what brings exceptional success.


  • BA 1984 Applied Social Sciences with Religious Studies (University of Lancaster)
  • CQSW 1989 (Croydon College)
  • Practice Teacher’s Award 1995 (Goldsmiths’ College)
  • Certificate in Supervision and Mentoring (Childcare) 2001 (University of Leicester)
  • Advanced Award in Social Work
  • MSc 2013 Professional Studies (Practice Education) (University of Southampton)

Recent Work

My new book Using Supervision in Schools is published. I am very pleased that this collaborative effort with Jo Rowe and colleagues in education settings is now in print and available. Training in supervision is also available through In-Trac Training and Consultancy . Please read on to find out more.

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Delighted that this article, co-authored with a fellow In-Trac Associate, Bridget Rothwell, has just been published. We are keen as trainers to keep a dialogue going between practitioners and academics about how supervision continues to be useful in practice and what supports the conditions to be an effective supervisor. I continue to offer supervision training through In-Trac to supervisors working in children’s services, early years and school settings.

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