Mel has a broad and deep practical knowledge and understanding of education in both England and Wales. He currently works part-time as an Education Adviser for a consortium of local authorities and is a National Support Programme Partner for literacy and numeracy skills. In these roles he trains, supports and advises teachers and head teachers, particularly in the area of raising standards of learning through making the curriculum accessible and engaging for all learners. Prior to this, Melindwr was a Regional Director for science in the National Strategies between 2001 and 2006, where he contributed to the review of the national curriculum for science in England, authored learning and training materials and trained and mentored Key Stage 3 Science Consultants in 14 Local Authorities.
Between 1977 and 2000, Mel spent fourteen years in school-based and nine years in environmental education centre-based education as teacher, head of centre and head teacher. He has planned and taught a great many successful and highly regarded field studies sessions and outdoor education sessions, such as hill walking, canoeing and orienteering with learners from three years old to adults. He is an accomplished and confident trainer, teacher and writer of learning support materials.