Tomorrow's Teachers 

In order to ensure a supply of doctors and dentists who are educated, trained and motivated to play their part in a first class modern health service,

Health Education England - East of England Office (HEE EoE), has developed a faculty of trainees to deliver Tomorrow’s Teachers training across the region.

Tomorrows Teachers is a highly acclaimed one day teaching course. The aim of the course is to: “maximise teaching and learning in the workplace”. The course is run by EoE trainees  for EoE trainees. It is a hands-on, interactive course with a mixture of small group work where the delegates will learn by sharing their own experiences and short lectures delivered by the faculty. The course was founded in the Wessex Deanery in 2001 and through a joint venture was brought to the EoE where it has been running here since 2012. Ties remain between the Wessex and EoE faculty who meet annually to share new ideas and further develop the course.

Teaching and supervision are important skills in any doctor's career. These are particularly difficult to learn in the increasingly time pressured and demanding modern clinical environment. The course is suited to trainees who have had previous teaching experience. Participation will build enthusiasm and confidence to fulfil this educational role in the most effective and efficient way.



Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Courses


In light of the current situation surround Covid-19, we will be holding our courses online.

The upcoming dates are as below:

29th January 2021:

2nd February 2021:

Please do not book onto more than one day. 


If  the course dates are full please email to be added to the waiting list.

Please note this is a one day course. To register for a space, please click on the relevant link above (when published). Once registered, delegates will be sent a link in a confirmation email to pay a fee of £50 online. Please make online payment within 5 days of this email being sent. Failure to do this could result in you losing your place. 

Places are not guaranteed until payment has been received.

Please direct any questions or queries to

There will be 6 courses per year. Notifications for upcoming courses will be emailed to you and posted here.


Details of the Course

Structure of the day and objectives:

  • Understanding the basic principles of adult learning theory
  • Relating adult learning theory to clinical teaching sessions in a variety of settings
  • Learning how to identify educational opportunities in day-to-day practice
  • Practising teaching skills in a supportive group
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Exploring teaching dilemmas

Who is the course for:

The course is open to all FY2s, CTs, STs and GP registrars in the East of England.


£50 (may vary depending on venue/online platform, see email advertisement specific to course)

Preparation before attending:

Upon confirmation of securing a place on the course delegates will be sent joining instructions. Within the instructions, delegates are asked to prepare a 5 minute teaching session or presentation on a subject of the delegates choice. The subject must be non-medical and can be on any subject matter such as a skill, hobby or interest. Skills have even been taught in the past.  Please note that in order to aid your skills as a teacher using alternative resources, use of Power-Point, laptops, iPads and OHPs is strictly forbidden. However, we do encourage you to bring posters, pictures and other visual aids. To ensure that all members of the group get a fair allocation of time, you will be asked to stop when your five minutes has elapsed. The purpose of giving the presentations is to practice presentation skills and give delegates a chance to practice feedback skills. Candidates who prepare well for this session tend to get the most out of it. 

Current Faculty

Course Directors

Laura Minns

I am an obstetrics and gynecology registrar and joined the faculty in 2015. I went on the course to learn more creative ways of teaching especially when busy. I am passionate about teaching and feel that on the job teaching is equal to or more useful than formal teaching. I enjoy gardening, sewing and traveling in my time off work!

Charlotte Chant 

I am an Obstetrics and Gynaecology registrar and joined the faculty in 2017. I feel education is an important aspect of medicine and I went on the course to develop my skills further. I found it so useful I wanted to join the faculty and was inspired to take on other teachings roles since then. My other interests include reading, baking and travelling.


Faculty Members

James Gill

I am a T&O SpR, I have been involved with the course since its inception in the EoE and am delighted that we are now able to deliver the course in the EoE with local trainees. Away from fixing bones and Tomorrows Teachers I take part in Ironman triathlons for fun

Parisa Swift

I am a GP registrar in Cambridge and joined the faculty in 2019. I have always enjoyed teaching in both formal and informal settings and found that the course gave me lots of real-world practical tips. I was inspired to undergo the PG Cert in Medical Education starting in October.  My other interests include food, travel and learning French!

Alexander Seager

Hi, I’m Alexander – a registrar in General Surgery – and I joined the faculty in July 2019. I initially came on the TT course because I had done some formal and informal teaching in medical school and FY1/2 but I thought I was a bit rusty and wanted a refresher. It exceeded my expectations: I was able to revise some old stuff and learn lots of new stuff. As faculty I now have the chance to continue to learn and grow my own knowledge and skills by helping other trainees from across HEEoE do the same. I look forward to meeting you!

Eleanor Boddy

I am a Paediatric registrar and joined faculty during my year as an Education Fellow at EoE, as a way of tying together my passions for medical education and supporting doctors to give/receive better teaching. Doing a PGCert in medical education is helping me to consolidate these experiences. Outside of work I particularly enjoy baking and cooking!

Anna Von Essen

I am an anaesthetic registrar who joined as faculty in 2018. I have organised simulations, and also enjoy teaching in large and small group settings. Tomorrow’s Teachers has helped me to think outside the box to enhance learning, and I love seeing the encouragement and inspiration that the course gives others.

Helen Hayhoe​

Michelle Wayland

Rosie Close

Alan Kershaw

Alex Rowland

Samuel Swift


"The course has inspired me to become more involved in teaching"

"Very good use of the time available and many principles of good teaching seen in practice. Thank you"

“Very well structured, friendly & accessible facilitators”

How to become a member of the HEE EoE Tomorrow's Teachers Faculty

If you have attended a Tomorrow’s Teachers Course and wish to be considered as a member of the faculty please complete the following Application Form.

Completed applications should be sent to, any queries should also be directed to this address

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