About Julie Boyd

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Julie Boyd is an award winning inspirational coach, trainer, teacher and author with a passion and proven record for bringing out the best in others.



My experience

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  • Consultant specialising in coaching, education, leadership, D&T (textiles specialism) 
  • Qualified teacher with over 30 years teaching & leadership experience
  • Qualified Executive Coach (Post Graduate Certificate at Distinction level from Nottingham Trent University with over 8 years experience coaching individuals & developing & leading organisational coaching programmes both in education & non education settings. 
  • Industrial experience as a retail manager
  • Awarded distinction in the Guardian Teaching Awards & a leadership award from the D&T Association
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  • Proven strategic leadership skills as shown by senior roles in education and retail including Assistant Principal, Assistant Exam Coordinator (both whole school roles), Advanced Skills Teacher (across the LEA), 2nd in Faculty, Head of Department, & retail manager
  • Outstanding coaching skills that motivate others & maximise performance 
  • Outstanding knowledge of the pedagogy of teaching & learning & recognised as an innovative classroom practitioner 
  • Excellent presenter & trainer with experience planning & delivering training for individuals, institutions as well as presenting at conferences & online webinars

  • Experience supporting individuals & institutions in working towards outstanding including those in challenging circumstances in both teaching and non teaching roles
  • Excellent communication skills with experience working with a wide range of adults & young people both in education & non educational settings 
  • Good ICT skills including managing own website, published online resources, experience delivering webinars & accredited SpeedStep trainer 
  • Educational author with GCSE and KS3 text books and online resources published
  • Regular contributor to education magazines e.g. D&T Practice, Teach Design, Just4Textiles & mainstream magazines e.g. Flair, Sewing World
  • External Examiner and Moderator for GCSE Textiles (AQA & Edexcel)
  • STEM Ambassador
  • Known nationally for my work in textiles to break down gender stereotypes & the work I do to support textiles teachers to include modern, smart and electronic textiles in the curriculum
  • Textiles artist & designer/maker with a dedicated retail website & work for sale in selected retail outlets


To find out more about Julie Boyd download the CV from the side bar.


My specialist areas of interest

  • Education, training, resources & in school support
  • Coaching & professional development 
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Leadership
  • Design & Technology 
  • Specialist in textiles
  • Raising the profile of STEM in D&T
  • Challenging gender stereotypes
  • Publishing & resources 
  • Designer maker


Boyd Education

As well as working on individual projects I work together with my husband, Paul Boyd, as part of Boyd Education. Together we are known for the high quality training, resources and support we provide. 

  • Working in a range of educational contexts across the country, from primary to university level, including in challenging schools
  • Industrial experience in design and manufacturing and retail
  • Experienced senior leaders in both education and industry
  • Qualified teachers with over 45 years experience in the classroom between us
  • Experienced trainers both as independent trainers and working for a range of providers including the DfE
  • Experienced coaches and mentors including working at university level and in industry 
  • Innovative teaching and learning and leadership recognised through national awards 
  • Outstanding knowledge of teaching and learning across the curriculum, including senior leadership roles leading teaching and learning and coaching
  • Worked with leading bodies such as the DfE, Ofqual, The Design & Technology Association and exam boards
  • Extensive experience of delivering across all D&T specialisms including new technologies, STEM, CAD/CAM, electronics & e-textiles, systems and control, resistant materials, textiles, and graphics


To find out more about Julie Boyd download my CV from the side bar.

To find out more about Paul Boyd visit www.designhotline.co.uk 


Contact:     Tel 01159 607061    Mob 07972 749240   Email julie@julieboyd.co.uk

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