Rob Long's Education Works was established in January 2000 - a new business for the new millennium! Rob and Chris Long work in partnership. Our business objective is to provide high quality training, publications and other services which meet professional needs appropriately and effectively. We believe that our small business offers a more personalised service to people who are often having to deal with difficult and challenging situations. Our aim is to deliver quality products and services as simply and efficiently as possible.
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. He also recommends a range of other resources by professionals in the same field that he regards a equally useful.
Christine Long works alongside Rob, managing the administrative side of the business. Originally qualifying as an Occupational Therapist, she worked for several years in the NHS and in Social Services. Since January 2000 she has taken on the role of business manager for Rob and has recently graduated from University of Plymouth with a BA (Hons) Business Administration