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Trainer Profiles

David Bird

David Bird, owner of nilsbird training, provides training in Mathematics. Having begun as a mathematics teacher in 1987, David has spent nearly 34 years in education and training, including visiting many countries around the world as a trainer. David aims to encourage teachers to see learning as something holistic and not just about results. He seeks to show teachers that engaging students in their learning is always possible.

David Fuller

David Fuller provides training in ICT and general topics. He has a background in Engineering, ICT and Sales; has spent time as a Head of IT, as well as a lead teacher of ICT, in independent schools and academies for secondary age students. David has been training educators since 1990, including around the world. He uses his considerable experience supporting teachers in their classrooms and fully understands the teaching and learning needs of teachers. 

Ann Starks

Ann Starks provides training in General Topics. She has taught in a range of secondary schools and colleges, where she had a range of roles including Head of Faculty of Science and A Level courses leader. As a teacher trainer, Ann has visited many countries. She is motivated to support teachers to develop simple, relevant, achievable activities to use in the classrooms so that learners are active, interested and motivated.

Stephen Atyeo

Stephen Atyeo provides training in Science. He taught sciences in the UK for several years, including being a Head of Science and Physics at a large UK state secondary school for 16 years. Since 2010 Stephen has been working as a teacher trainer in many countries. He specifically encourages active learning and science practical work, using minimal resources.

Sally Burbeary

Sally Burbeary provides training in English. She taught English as a Second Language for many years. She has been a teacher trainer since 2015, visiting many countries. She is passionate about helping teachers be creative in the classroom environment.

Aditi Chakraborty

Aditi Chakraborty provides training in Mathematics. She has experience of teaching Mathematics, Business Studies and Economics and is currently Head of Mathematics at a school in Zambia. Aditi has a passion to help students of all abilities, and aims to encourage teachers to enhance the skills and knowledge of the students rather than improving their results. She seeks to show teachers that having a classroom full of intrinsically motivated learners is always possible.


Many of the trainers who worked through nilsbird training have extensive examining experience.