Maryl Chambers – Director Development and Principal Consultant
Maryl Chambers has spearheaded the development of TLO Limited’s Building Learning Power programme, helping bring Guy Claxton’s ground-breaking work to schools and teachers. Maryl is one of the founders of TLO, where she has applied her wide experience of designing learning-focused training to creating and developing the innovative programmes for which the company is renowned. She is co-author of many of TLO’s publications.
Graham Powell – Director and Principal Consultant
Graham Powell has been Principal Consultant with TLO since 2000. Previously, he was headteacher of a large comprehensive school in Wiltshire, senior secondary inspector with Gloucestershire LEA and has held posts of responsibility at all levels within comprehensive schools. In recent years, he has established a widespread reputation for his work on coaching and the ways in which this essential leadership quality can radically improve schools at all levels. He is a distinctive trainer and speaker who is sought after throughout the U.K. for conferences, training events and seminars.
Steve Watson – Principal Consultant
Steve Watson works as Principal Consultant for TLO. He is former Deputy Headteacher of Alderbrook School (Secondary) and co-owner of The Learning Nursery pre-school. Steve’s commitment to radically challenging teaching and learning in a comprehensive school context has made him focus the school on the development of their own language for learning based on Building Learning Power. His strategic yet hands-on approach wins respect and ensures that the vision is realised in practice.
Professor Guy Claxton – BLP Programme Consultant, and chief inspiration
MA (Cantab), DPhil (Oxon), FBPsS
Guy Claxton is emeritus Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Winchester, a post he took up in September 2008 together with the role of Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CrL).
He previously held the same title at the University of Bristol Graduate School of Education. He has a ‘double first’ from Cambridge and a DPhil from Oxford, and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Royal Society of Arts, and an Academician of the Academy of the Social Sciences.
Professor Bill Lucas – Chairman of TLO
Since September 2008, Bill has been Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester. He is also Chairman of The UK’s Talent Foundation. Bill is a senior visiting research fellow at the University of Surrey’s School of Management, a non-Executive Director of the Live Group, Chairman of the Talent Foundation and, with Philip Pullman, a patron of Pegasus Theatre in Oxford. He currently runs his own learning strategy business, The Bill Lucas Partnership. Previously Bill was the first CEO of the Campaign for Learning.