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Zelpher Ferguson

Behaviour Consultant & Strategist

Can work in or around Birmingham

  • 52.478308
  • -1.893538
  • Suggested rate €728 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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This freelancer has confirmed part-time availability (3 days per week) in the past 7 days.

Part-time, 3 days per week

Propose a project The project will begin once you accept Zelpher's quote.

Location and workplace preferences

Location
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Birmingham and 15km

Preferences

Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
Business sector
Education & E-learning
Company size
11 - 49 people

Verifications

Freelancer code of conduct signed
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Verified email

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual

Categories

Skills (9)

Zelpher in a few words

I have been in education for 36 years with learners from age 3 to adults. I have worked in state schools, in the independent sector, in further education and in business across a number of local authorities around the country.

During eight years as a Specialist Advisory Teacher for the Behaviour Support Service in two local authorities, I provided schools with support for all aspects of positive behavioural change. In addition to whole-school support, general classroom management, parental engagement and enhancing pupils’ behaviour for learning, I develop interventions for individual pupils demonstrating behavioural issues.

I have a particular specialism in children’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. My work in the area of behavioural change has had a positive impact on addressing persistent disruptive behaviour in schools, particularly children with Autism Spectrum Condition, ADHD and those at risk of permanent exclusion.

As a consultant I have a range of skills, comprehensive knowledge and expertise to provide specialist and bespoke support for schools, families, professionals and adults in promoting positive and inclusive behaviour. One of the messages I have endeavoured to communicate is the need for intervention at the earliest stage possible to break the cycle and eliminate punitive reactions to undesired behaviours.

The wide range of training packages and workshops I provide for young people, school staff, parents and professionals are interactive and delivered with the audience in mind. Existing content can be tailored accordingly with bespoke packages devised where requested.

I am committed to equity, diversity and inclusive practice and to supporting children who are marginalised in any way. I believe in the rights of all children to be represented in education with regard to the regulation of their behaviour. I support trauma-informed and anti-racist practice that begin firmly in the Early Years.

Portfolio

Experience

Aluna Behaviour Consultancy

Behaviour Consultant

United Kingdom

April 2022 - Today (8 months)

Specialist Training and Expertise I have undertaken specialist training in: Attachment Child Advocacy Child Criminal Exploitation Child Protection Child Sexual Exploitation Disguised Compliance Domestic Abuse and Children Dyslexia Leadership and Management Nurture Parent Mental Illness Restorative Practice in Schools Safeguarding Support for Bereaved Children Supporting Parents with Learning Difficulties Teaching English as a Foreign Language My areas of expertise are: Autism Spectrum Condition Building Resilience Children's Mental Health Coaching Skills for Children De-Escalating Behaviour Diversity and Equity Dramatherapy and Visualisation Emotional Well-being Forensic Psychology Inclusive Practice Leading Behaviour for Learning Managing Risky Behaviours Offender Profiling Professional Coaching for Adults Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Transactional Analysis Trauma Informed Practice

Education