Behaviour Needs is proud to be associated with highly skilled trainers and education professionals. Our associates run courses, workshops and live online sessions.

To enquire about the availability of a particular trainer or associate please call us on 08452712818.

Fintan O’Regan:

Fintan is a former science teacher and was the Headmaster of the Centre Academy School from 1996 -2002.

He is currently a Behaviour and Learning Consultant and Trainer for a number of organisations both nationally and internationally. He is an associate lecturer for Leicester University, the National Association of Special Needs, Learning Works, the Institute of Education and the Education director of ADDISS.

He has written a number of published articles on the subject of Behaviour and Learning issues and he is the co-author of the T.E.S. award wining book Educating Children with ADHD (2000.)

Other publications include How to teach and Manage Children with ADHD (2001), Surviving and Succeeding in SEN and ADHD: Impact and Intervention: (both 2005), Troubleshooting Challenging behaviour and Challenging Behaviours (both 2006) and The Small Change: Big Difference series Inattention, Hyperactive and Disorganised (2008).

” Fintan is a dynamic and inspirational speaker. At the heart of everything he says is ‘the child’. His insights are rich and informative, enabling teachers to improve the learning opportunities they present to children.”

Dave Vizard:

With over 30 years’ teaching experience behind him, Dave now provides training on Behaviour Management and Teaching and Learning to schools and colleges throughout the UK. For 13 years, as a Senior Manager and Head of Upper School, he has developed a range of initiatives relating to Positive Behaviour Management. For 2 years he has held a Local Authority Advisory Post for Behaviour Management.

Dave has lectured for 6 years on the Foundation degree course for Teaching Assistants at the University of Plymouth. He has also provided ‘train the trainer’ training for the Learning and Skills Development Agency and has spoken at many National Conferences including those for National Association of Special Educational Needs (NASEN) and Social, Emotional and Behaviour Difficulties Association (SEBDA). He is an affiliated Behaviour Management Consultant for Teach First and inputs to their National Conferences.

He has written extensively on Behaviour Management and has 15 books published to date. Two of his latest are ‘Meeting the Needs of Disaffected Students – Engaging Students with Social, Emotional and Behaviour Difficulties’, and ‘Behaviour Solutions: A Guide to Syndromes and Conditions’.

Dave is Chair of the National Association for School Teaching Assistants (NASTA) and Editor of their magazine – Supporting Learning.

Dave runs Behaviour Solutions, an Educational Consultancy which provides a practical and professional service in promoting positive behaviour management and looks to support schools and colleges in developing their own teaching and learning and behaviour management systems.

Rob Long:

Rob Long is a Chartered Educational Psychologist who works independently offering high quality training in schools and colleges to teachers and other professionals who are concerned with children and young adults. Rob also offers individual advice and support to young people and their families – mainly in the South West region.

Previously, Rob lectured in Psychology and Sociology before working as an Educational Psychologist for Wolverhampton and then Devon Education Authorities. During this time he managed a Primary Behaviour Support Team and also supported Secondary schools in reviewing their behaviour management policies and practice. Rob’s main area of interest is supporting children who face emotional and behavioural difficulties. He is committed to developing, through training and project work, an understanding of these children and providing solutions and practical help to school staff involved with them.

Currently Rob is working with the National Union of Teachers in providing professional development courses in effective classroom management and peer coaching. He has written and had published several books to support the work and training that he provides. All of Rob’s books offer teachers and support staff many practical ways to manage difficult situations. Rob’s training events are renowned for the dynamic approach he has to communicating with his audience and his ability to share the commitment and enthusiasm he has in his subject. He is recognised as one of the leading speakers in his field in the United Kingdom. To attend a day with Rob Long is to experience training at its best.

Thomas McIntyre

Dr. Tom McIntyre, former teacher of students with behavior disorders and learning disabilities, is now Professor of Special Education and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Behavior Disorders at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Tom is the past president of International Teacher Educators of Children with Behavior Disorders, and the New York State Council for Children with Behavior Disorders. “Dr. Mac” is the author of 4 books and runs the web site “”

Julia Thompson


Julia Thompson has been a teacher for more than thirty years and is the author of three books for teachers: Discipline Survival Guide for the Secondary Teacher, The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide, and The First-Year Teacher’s Checklist. An active consultant and teacher trainer, Julia has also had the opportunity to conduct numerous workshops in the US and abroad. A DVD designed to help new teachers find success in their first years in education will be available in November, 2011. In addition, Julia maintains a Web site for educators: , a blog: and you can also follow her on Twitter at

Louanne Johnson

LouAnne Johnson is a former U.S. Navy journalist, Marine Corps officer, high school teacher, and the author of The New York Times bestseller Dangerous Minds (originally titled My Posse Don’t Do Homework) which has been translated into eight languages and was adapted for the 1995 hit movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

LouAnne is the author of several nonfiction books, most recently Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students by Their Brains. Her debut novel, Muchacho, won the 2010 Skipping Stones Award for multicultural books.

Andy Vass

Andy has spent the past 35 years as a teacher, trainer and coach and is fully immersed in education and how schools function.

He works across the UK and internationally with organisations and individuals to support successful improvement through developing positive behaviours, emotionally intelligent relationships and solution focused coaching cultures.

Andy’s courses, online tutorials, mentoring programmes and other resources deliver answers and practical solutions and because the skills and approaches that he teaches are practical and easy to grasp you can put them into immediate, positive effect in your own work – whether that be in primary, middle or senior schools, colleges or universities

Marjan Glavac

Marjan Glavac is a best-selling author, speaker, and experienced educator with more than 29 years of classroom teaching experience. He is the winner of seven prestigious awards for his work including the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence, and the Roberta Bondar Award for Science and Technology. Glavac’s first book, The Busy Educator’s Guide to the World Wide Web is used by educators across Canada and the United States. Teaching Is… is Marjan Glavac’s fourth book.


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