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Meet The Team


Gavin Clowes

Director and Founder of KaganUK. Gavin is a certified International Kagan Trainer with over 33 Years Experience in Education.


Lisa Slinger

Lisa is a Certified National Kagan Trainer who has been delivering workshops for KaganUK since 2012.


Emma Rollins

Emma Rollins is a teacher with over 17 years experience covering all ages and abilities  She is a Certified National Associate Kagan Trainer working with schools throughout the UK. 

Kagan UK Trainers


Carrie Thomas

Carrie Thomas is a teacher and School Leader with great experience. Carrie is a certified National Kagan Trainer and has been a member of the KaganUK team since 2018.


Andrew Ridley-Ellis

Andrew Ridley-Ellis, is an experienced teacher and Senior School/College Leader with more than 25 years of teaching experience. Andrew is a published author of Kagan Cooperative Learning books covering Physics, Biology and Chemistry for Primary and Secondary level.


Josie Lynch

Josie was introduced to Kagan in her first year of teaching. As a Kagan scholarship winner Josie studied to be an 'In School Kagan Trainer' eventually training to be a certified National Kagan Trainer.. With a background in psychology and psychotherapy Josie is the newest addition to the KaganUK team.

Participants Say...

"Lots of information on the basics of Kagan Cooperative Learning. Really, really helpful. I have tried Kagan for a few years based upon my own reading about it, but the workshop has transformed my understanding! The instructor completely knew the workshop inside and out- energising real life practise at the structures was given, all questions were answered clearly so I felt the big picture made sense. BEST training I have been on in years! Thank you. I feel this will have a real, immediate impact on both my teaching and the children's learning."

J. Pearson, Assistant Headteacher

"Content: Strategies for instant engagement and how to structure equal participation. The instructor was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable throughout the session. I could ask questions with confidence as I knew I would not be judged just reassured. I enjoyed the training and I can't wait to use it in  my class, my head is already exploding with ideas!"

C. Marsden, Teacher

"Content: Absolutely relevant for our children in our classes, in our schools, in our world! Realstic and 'do-able'. Strategies for instant engagement and how to structure equal participation. The instructor was  really down to earth and understands 'our world' which makes trusting what he says so easy- made me a believer. Loved the practical aspects- can't wait for Monday morning to watch the miracle start to take place!"

G. V. Vuuren, Teacher

"In my thirteen years of attending workshops and training, this has been the ONLY information I have received that I feel I will use until I retire."

E. Slyow, Teacher

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