Michelle Springer BEd (Hons), PhD



Michelle Springer


Current Position

Director of Guidance and Educational Consultant



Research, education, writing, climbing, reading, theatre, cinema, art deco


Currently Reading

"The Goldfinch" Donna Tartt

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21st October 2014 Updating PSHE and SRE in your school

Optimus Education

Hallam Conference Centre, London, UK

Conference Chair and Keynote Speech

"Time-effective methods of engaging and training non-specialist teachers to deal effectively and confidently with sensitive issues in the classroom"


7th May 2014 Develop and Demonstrate Outstanding SMSC

Optimus Education

Hotel Russell, London, UK

"SMSC in Action! The view from Thomas Tallis"

How we create and evidence opportunities for outstanding SMSC development across the curriculum and the whole school


22nd October 2013 Developing Outstanding PSHE and Citizenship Conference

Optimus Education

The Mermaid Conference Centre, Blackfriars, London, UK

"Practical ideas and resources for helping your pupils understand and sustain healthy personal and sexual relationships"


29th March 2012 Leading PSHEE and Citizenship Conference

Optimus Education

Hotel Ibis, Earl's Court, London, UK

"Discovering new and creative strategies to improve political literacy in the classroom and develop engaged young citizens"


1st-2nd December 2011 Five Nations Network Annual Meeting

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Partnerships in Action in Challenging Times: Reimagining Citizenship and Values Education in Changing Times. The presentation and project blog can be found at;

"Small Scale Research Initiative: Meeting the Cross Curricular Challenge"


7th July 2011 Ten Years Since 9/11: What is your school doing?

Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International UK

"What Should We Teach Our Children? - myth-busting and conspiracy theories"


27th June 2011 Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) National Conference

British Library, Euston London, UK

"What Should We Teach Our Children? - dealing with controversial issues"


6th December 2010  1st Whole Education Conference - What are Schools For?

Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London, UK

"What Skills, Qualities and Knowledge do Young People Need?"


December 2002  Australian Association for Research in Education Conference

University of Queensland, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

“Holding up a Mirror – harnessing the reflective potential of Environmental Education”


December 2002  Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES) Conference

University of New England, Armidale, AUSTRALIA

“Resting on our Laurels: Australian responses to Globalisation, Environment and Education”


January 1999  International Conference on Environmental Education

University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

“Culture and the Politics of Environmental Education – Building a New Theory of International Relations”


December 1999  ANZCIES Conference

Monash University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

“Reconceptualising the Environment-Development Debate – Environmental Education Policy in Brazil”


December 1997  ANZCIES Conference

University of Ballarat, Ballarat, AUSTRALIA

“Globalisation and Environmental Education – is there a place for EE in this 'New World Order'?”


December 1995  ANZCIES Conference

University of Sydney, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

“Environmental Education in Brazil: Time for Change?”

Optimus Education Conference 2014