Each of our associates has years of excellence in practice, using the theory and research that underpins our training and consultancy to inform their own work.
They come from a variety of backgrounds: foster care, early years, teaching, therapy, social work, psychology, health and justice. Many of them have moved between disciplines, as their interests have taken them in different directions. What they all offer is a wealth of practical experience, both in direct work with vulnerable people, and in sharing their knowledge and wisdom with others.
Interested in becoming an associate?
If you have a commitment to sharing transformative knowledge with those who work with children and families, and experience of training or consultancy as well as direct work, then becoming an associate with KCA may appeal.
For more information or to express your interest, please contact us. We will then review your CV, discuss your experience and explore the potential for working together.
Julie has recently spent a year with KCA as an interim Director of training. During this time Julie has been involved in the wide ranging training and consultancy offered by KCA. This has included Five to Thrive, Attachment Aware Schools and Emotion Coaching. As Director Julie has contributed to the development of resources and course content for use by KCA customers through 'connected learning'.
Alongside her work with KCA Julie has continued to work with several national organisations as a trainer, consultant in relation to supporting schools and settings to include children with special educational needs and disabilities. These include the National Association of Special Educational Needs, the British Association of Early Childhood Education, the Institute of Education/UCL and the SEND London Regional Group. She has established a portfolio of independent consultancy work with a large number of local authorities and is a commitiee member of The Association of Infant Mental Health and Foundation Years Research and Information Group.
Julie is currently involved in a joint project with Interconnections looking at good practice in supporting the mental health of parents and families of disabled babies.
Julie is passionate about the transformative nature of knowlege and the science base of KCA's work and the impact this can have on the workforce in improving outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.
- 2007–Present: Independent consultant and trainer
- 2015–2016: Interim Director of Training for KCA
- 2005–2006: Special Educational Needs Project Support Officer: special needs and inclusion
- 2003–2005: Early Years and Childcare Services Manager
- 1994–2003: Advisory Teacher for Special Needs (Early Years)
- 1993–1994: Manager, Multi-disciplinary Home Visiting Team for young children with disabilities, London Borough of Hillingdon (secondment)
- 1990–1993: Teacher, Grangewood School, London Borough of Hillingdon (severe learning difficulties)
- 1989–1990: Teacher, children with learning difficulties, Belmont School (mainstream), London Borough of Hounslow
- 1986–1989: Teacher and Team Leader, Mandeville School, London Borough of Ealing (severe learning difficulties)
- Bachelor of Education (Honours): children with severe learning difficulties, Institute of Education, University of London, 1986
- “ No waffle and no unnecessary information, exactly what we needed to know - and I have a psychology degree! ” Participant, Brent – October 2018
- “ I have two LAC students in my year group that have been really challenging. Since the training, I pay more attention to understand what triggers their negative emotions due to the trauma they went through. ” Head of Year, Brent – June 2018
- “ Loved it and use it every day professionally and personally. Best course I have ever been on. Training was outstanding. ” Christine Langston, Staffordshire – February 2018
- “ Julie Revels is an excellent provider, very knowledgeable and really engaged everyone. Thanks for a great and interesting day! ” Participant, Worcestershire – January 2018
- “ I was inspired to return and convince my headteacher of the need for the whole school training on Attachment Awareness Schools. ” Attiya Khawaja, Hampshire – November 2017
- “ The trainer was fantastic - very knowledgeable and personable. ” Alisha Scott, Lewisham Borough Council – October 2017
- “ I am looking at how we can include five to thrive messages in our new group programme - Who am I?- aimed at adult probation service users ” Guy Wiseman, Early Years and Family Support, Ormiston Families – October 2017
- “ Julie was an excellent trainer, and I would appreciate learning more from her vast array and depth of experience. She made scientific stuff really accessible. ” Participant – January 2017
- “ I think it is powerful to know now, as backed up by the science, that it is possible to make a difference for children even after traumatic or 'deprived' starts in life. ” Participant, Lewisham – December 2016
- “ An excellent day, so much to take back to my school. ” Participant, Surrey – December 2016
- “ Very well delivered. Best training I have received throughout my career in education. ” Danielle Ryan, Surrey – November 2016
- “ Very good. Clear and well-presented booklets. Very pleased to have the additional online user account - that is excellent. Thanks! ” Customer, Walsall – November 2016
- “ Fascinating course allowing huge insights to be made about the workings of the brain. Brilliantly presented. ” Julie Bloomfield, Walsall – November 2016
- “ The training was excellent, delivered by trainers (Julie and Sue) who are clearly passionate about the content and not merely delivering it. ” Catherine Khan, Head teacher, Oakfield Community Primary School – September 2016
- “ A wonderful training session lead by an enthusiastic course leader, so pleased to see that the emotional wellbeing of a child is beginning to be vital in our training in early years. ” Amanda Rudkin, South West – July 2016
- “ The lady delivering the training was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the subject, which was refreshing! ” Participant, Nottingham – May 2016
- “ I have several children in my class who are affected by attachment, so I will be able to use my new knowledge to understand their needs more fully and take solace in the fact that they aren't trying to 'push my buttons' - its their physiological responses that cause their behaviours! ” Participant, Nottingham – May 2016
- “ Brilliant course, very understandable, good examples and kept me listening and interested all the way through. Best training I've had as made sense and helped me see things in a different way. ” Lisa Parlour – April 2016
- “ Really enjoyed the training, came away deep in thought and could not wait to get back with the children to see it all happening before my eyes. ” Linda Yon, London – March 2016
- “ Please make it longer - love to listen to Kate, she is inspiring ” Kay Selwyn, Gloucestershire – February 2016
- “ Well delivered, charismatic. Huge insight and meaningful to my position ” Participant, Gloucestershire – January 2016
- “ Loved every word... Julie Revels was an amazing trainer who got the points across in such a wonderful way Congratulations to her, and Thank you ” Lesley Dobson – January 2016
- “ Julie was very passionate and extremely well informed. ” Benita Handley, East Midlands – January 2016
- “ Fascinating ” Cathy Draper, Walsall – January 2016
- “ Our trainer was quite inspiring and enthused, and very interesting to listen to. It helps if they already have background knowledge of your field of work and she did. ” Michelle Higgs, Northamptonshire – March 2015
- “ Really enjoyed the training the course leader was excellent ” Margaret Childs, Wellingborough – March 2015
- “ Thoroughly superb trainer. Will look out for her in the future. I have come away with a desire to learn more and will be purchasing resources to do so. ” Tracey Rudderham, Cambridgeshire – March 2015
- “ The trainer was very knowledgeable and kept me engaged throughout the training course ” Participant, London – February 2015
- “ I belive that this programe will work to enlight those who are around young children who would benifit from a little more information..most people come into contact with children in life even if the child is not their own. its good to have some foundational or basic knowlegde ” Nursery Officer, Ilford – January 2015
- “ Truly inspiring! ” Participant, Hertfordshire – January 2015