Ollie Frith B.A. (Hons)
Principal Trainer and Head of Training
Ollie is a Teacher, Trainer, Facilitator, Performer. Following his theatre degree at St Mary’s University, Ollie taught Performing Arts and Drama in secondary schools as well as co-founding a Street Theatre Company Absolute Characters. Ollie then developed an education company delivering inspiring and motivational workshops for students in Primary and Secondary schools and in FE colleges.
As a drama teacher, Ollie continues to find ways to bring a greater creative value to teaching and learning. Having worked in a multitude of educational settings, with a whole range of different learners, from the highly motivated, to the most challenging and layered students, Ollie has always continued to develop work in independent learning as well as student engagement. Ollie has spent over 15 years working in challenging schools developing approaches to improve the way adults communicate with learners.
During the most recent 12 months, Ollie has been enjoying his full-time role as Head of Training at Pivotal where he has been developing a highly competent and progressive training team. Ollie has also been contributing to the evolution of the Pivotal Curriculum and the Pivotal online platform. Ollie also manages to fit in time to deliver training in Behaviour, Teacher as Performer, Restorative Approaches and Learner Engagement as well as ensuring he keeps a foot in the classroom by creating opportunities to still work with children.
In his spare time, Ollie enjoys performing as a street entertainer and has found doing this a helpful way to further develop rapport skills as well as intuitive responses. Being a trained performer Ollie has a lively and energetic approach to his training. Ollie believes that through positive rapport and thoughtful communication great things can be achieved.
It was amazing to learn new and better techniques to manage behaviour and to look at behaviour from a different viewpoint. He was so enthusiastic and delivered the session very well and was engaging and because of that I learnt a lot. The training taught me a lot and I found it really valuable. Ollie was really great at delivering the training. Look forward to any future training run by Pivotal.
The training performed by Ollie was extremely helpful for my personal development. It helped me to see my own shortcomings on Behaviour Management. The delivery of the training was excellent and he was willing to listen to opinions of others.
Olly was knowledgeable, lively and humorous which kept your attention throughout giving simple clear strategies. It was clear, realistic, interactive with clear instructions on how to manage behaviour in varied ways.
Lea Valley High School