Director/Police Training Lead/ Lead Facilitator
BA (Hons), PGCE, PCC, MSc, FcollT.
Inner Armour’s heart. Embarking on his Ph.D Psychology research into the use of post traumatic growth & psychological strengths in the UK Police. He holds three degrees from UK Universities and is dedicated to enabling the use of Psychology for good for all in front-line services. Al completes monthly shifts with the London MET Police Force and Essex Police Force in an active researcher role.
Al has 12 years teaching experience in 4 state secondary schools in areas of high deprivation in the UK. Two years Lecturing at postgraduate level in the UK and one year internationally. He is also an ICF (International Coaching Federation) professionally certified coach. He is down to earth, kind, private and centered.
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Al’s DBS number is: 001632861288 issued October 2018.
“I’ve never met someone with so much passion for Psychology before. Al has got the balance right between coming out with us on shift regularly and getting stuck in, going out with Essex, listening to officers, seeing what we deal with & teaching us how to apply quarantine.
I watched this past year as Inner Armour tested, taught & strategically implemented Quarantine. For Al to be working nationally, liaising with Chief Superintendents, Assistant Commissioners, The Police Federation & different forces has impressed me.
This method reduces stress, anxiety & depression & is one of the most important developments in policing I’ve experienced. The resilience I’ve seen develop in my officers since doing this training is incredible. We will look back in years to come and be shocked we didn’t utilise this sooner.”
Sergeant Daryl Jones/ 12GD/ MET Police – UK
“In the raft of dynamic educational professionals, Al stands out as talented, able and distinguished. Unique in that his professionalism has grounded itself in transforming educational provision for some of society’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised children; those whom society often marginalise because they are ‘too difficult’ and confront society’s norms and fail to conform.
The outstanding quality of Al’s work in education has been acknowledged by colleagues in that all advice and guidance given is always taken in the interest of all stakeholders, utilising all available resources to ensure the best possible outcomes. Not only does Al manage to establish and maintain high quality of training for all, but recognises unequivocally the importance of emotional stability and long term sustainability.
He undertakes his role with dignity, fairness, transparency, tenacity, coupled with kindness and empathy.
Whilst Al would always emphasise the team-work at all levels, at the heart of this team is a colleague with a dynamic and modern vision of the power of ‘Inner Armour’ to transform lives.”
Trystan Williams – Principal/ Ventures Academy/ Bristol – UK
Inner ArmourED- Education Programme Lead/Facilitator
BSc (Hons), PGCE, NPQH.
James leads the education arm of Inner Armour and is an experienced educational leader having worked in school leadership for over a decade. Most recently James was Headteacher and executive Headteacher within the Southwest, working in schools facing significant challenges educationally and financially. His School featured in BBC 2 documentary ‘School’. James was described as having acted with principles and dignity in exceptionally challenging circumstances.
James also runs his own company; Inspired Educate.
Data & Quantitative Research Advisor
BSc (Hons), PGCE.
Aaron is a progressive educationalist, Mathematician, Physics specialist and Senior leader in Education. Aaron advises on all data, quantitative research and strategic projects that Inner Armour is involved in.
Hailing from the USA and a Senior School leader with a passion for teaching and learning in all forms. Aaron’s professional edge, clarity and challenging nature ensures all Inner Armour Data is sound and robust.
Financial & legal Advisor
Nicky handles all financial and legal matters concerning Inner Armour. With over 20 years experience leading successful CIC’s, directing finance, managing city councils and winning significant government funding bids Nicky is perfectly placed to ensure Inner Armour is protected, managed and runs like clockwork at a national and international level.
Nicky is also Director of Inner Armour’s parent charity – Covent Garden Dragon Hall Trust.