About Us

TSP, based at the University of York, is a leading provider of research-based recruitment and development tools. Our school-based simulations help you identify and develop effective teachers, mentors, and school leaders. TSP’s solutions have been implemented across the globe with over 120,000 educators across all career stages.

We truly are ‘grounded in research’ and ‘connected to practice’. TSP grew out of a ground-breaking research programme funded by the European Research Council.

We have a vision to provide the best possible solutions to identify and develop new teachers.

We have provided selection and development tools to partners in the United Kingdom and around the world (on four continents).

Our core team is complemented by experienced educators who work in early years, primary, and secondary school settings alongside partners involved in teacher education.

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Our Team

We are based in the University of York in the UK. The team is led by Professor Rob Klassen, and our founding members include Liz Maxwell, our senior educational consultant, and senior technician Jade Rushby.

Our extended team exemplifies our international outlook: we hail from Australia, Brazil, Canada, and the UK! We are well-equipped to work with partners in the United Kingdom and around the world.

Rob Klassen

Rob Klassen

Director
Liz Maxwell

Liz Maxwell

Senior Consultant
Jade Rushby

Jade Rushby

Senior Technician
Jamile Dabul

Jamile Dabul

Technician
Alison Povall

Alison Povall

Administrator
Rebecca Tickell

Rebecca Tickell

Communications Specialist
Mark Davies

Mark Davies

Digital Designer

Tracy Durksen

Research Associate

We have worked with partners across the globe

We have worked with government ministries and NGOs around the world