Shirley Rose is an experienced and enthusiastic freelance consultant and trainer who specialises in safeguarding children and improving school lunchtimes. She has for the last twenty five years supported and trained at primary and secondary schools around England, Wales and Jersey. Her goal is to improve school lunchtimes by offering staff greater skills and sense of self- esteem, whist ensuring that whole school systems are in place. She also delivers Restorative Justice courses and safeguarding training to whole school staff and support staff and specific whole school sessions for Special schools.
Shirley has trained teachers at the Institute of Education and Middlesex University, focusing on how to create excellent lunchtimes. She has produced a training video for Staffordshire schools, has written extensively, and is the author of “The Handbook of Lunchtime Supervision” (Routledge 2010.)
Having qualified as a social worker and probation officer in 1980, she has many years’ experience of supporting children, families, and vulnerable people. In the past she has worked as a trainer, supervisor and advisor at ChildLine, the Refugee Council, Missing People and Changing Faces. She is also a parenting tutor, and has taught and tutored teaching assistants and lunchtime supervisors on accredited courses and less structured professional development sessions. She designs and delivers courses on a range of child-related subjects including communicating with children, behavior management, emotional literacy, restorative justice, play, peer support and child protection.