Jacquie Turnbull MBE

B.Sc. (Hons), M.A., J.P. Master Practitioner & Certified Trainer in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)

Jacquie Turnbull

Jacquie Turnbull has a wide-ranging background in education and training. Her early experience combined work as a vocational and life skills trainer and secondary school teacher. She subsequently became a researcher at the University of Wales, Cardiff, and later moved to lecture in Education Studies at University of Glamorgan. Her experience in the voluntary sector has been similarly varied, including providing training for volunteers in several national organizations, ten years service as a primary school governor.

In 1999 Jacquie was appointed by the Welsh Assembly Government as a Council Member of the General Teaching Council for Wales. She represented the Council on the 14-19 Strategy Overarching Steering Group. She was elected Deputy Chairperson of Council in 2006 and has served two terms in this capacity.

Jacquie was a member of the Corporate Board at Coleg Glan Hafren from1998. After fulfilling the role of Vice Chairman for two years, she was elected Chairman in June 2004. In this role, she was instrumental in introducing several progressive initiatives. She subsequently led the college through the merger negotiations with Barry College that resulted in the creation of a new merged college, Cardiff & Vale College

Jacquie's academic publications cover her research interests in community psychiatric nursing, citizenship, and education and she maintains an active involvement in educational research. She played a major part in a WAG funded project to research and develop accredited training courses for learning coaches, writing two modules and developing the training plans. Her books on personal and professional development for teachers have been translated into several languages.


Creative Educational Leadership: A Practical Guide to Leadership as Creativity

Publisher: London: Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date: 2012

Creativity is now essential in a global economy, for business, and for the benefit of society in general. To enable young people to flourish in a future as yet unknown, education needs to acknowledge creativity as an essential life skill rather than restricting it to activities of a broadly artistic nature. The book examines the tensions that exist within education systems that hinder the development of creative capacity, and challenges educators to overcome them. Everyone involved in education is involved in leading at some level. Therefore in order to develop creative capacity, leadership itself needs to be a creative action to resolve limitations, and to develop original solutions to the challenge of educating for work and life in the twenty-first century.


Coaching for Learning: A Practical Guide for Encouraging Learning

Publisher: London: Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date: 2009

Personalised learning is now widely regarded as a realistic and effective reponse to the diverse and fast-changing nature of life and work in the 21st century. Coaching has emerged as the key tool in personalised learning - and has been widely adopted as a strategy for enhancing life and improving work effectiveness in both schools and businesses.

This is a practical and topical guide designed to help teachers and support staff in schools maximise the benefits of coaching for learning. Accessibly written and packed with real-life examples and practical exercises, this is the definitive guide to coaching for teachers everywhere.