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Our school improvement specialists provide expertise in a number of areas. Find out more.

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Adam is an inspirational senior leader and school improvement advisor with 10 years of experience in alternative provision and challenging inner city secondary settings. He is committed to inclusive education so that all students achieve to the best of their abilities regardless of their social or economic background. He specialises in leadership coaching for schools in Ofsted categories; safeguarding, behaviour management, staff development, attendance and character education.
 

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Julie has over 33 years experience in education in a variety of roles including; being a member of the senior leadership team in a secondary school with responsibility for wider-community education programmes, Local Authority advisory work for Northumberland County Council working with pre-schools, first, middle and high schools, Research UK Manager at the Science Learning Centre North East and Ofsted and Partnership ITE Lead at the University of Sunderland.

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Yvonne has been involved in primary education for over 20 years. She has been a Headteacher and Executive Head in four schools over 14 years, and has great insight into the particular demands of smaller and rural primary schools. Her main school was awarded outstanding status and she also led a successful teaching school bid. Alongside headship, Yvonne has gained considerable inspection skills, which have provided great insight into the expectations for primary schools. Yvonne now has her own consultancy and supports individual schools with their improvement work.

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Following a successful 23-year teaching and leadership career in secondary schools across South Wales, Richard led a successful pilot project for Welsh Government on Primary MFL across Wales. He then became Assistant Director of Education in one of the most deprived LAs in the UK, leading on School Improvement and Inclusion, before joining the SLT of the new Regional Consortium in South-East Wales in 2012.

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Malcolm has 17 years experience as a primary headteacher, leading his first school from satisfactory to outstanding, and maintaining this over 12 years, and his second from inadequate (LA judgement) to good within 3 years. Developing others to maximize their effectiveness whilst balancing the wellbeing and motivation of his teams and the overlap between personal and professional development have always been keen interests and areas of learning.

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John is passionately committed to improving the achievement and life chances of children and young people, through the professional development of individuals and organisations. Having been a secondary school senior leader, John lead the transformation of a 2-school research project into a nationwide, multi-agency programme with unique evidence of health benefit and educational improvement.

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Rekha is a school inspector and has experience of school inspections. She has recently left headship after 27 years and has had extensive experience in leading and managing schools to achieve rapid school improvement. She maintained Ofsted’s ”Outstanding” grade in all areas in her last school for over a decade. She has worked as a Local and National Leader in Education and as an Executive Headteacher to bring about the best possible outcomes for all children.

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An enthusiastic and aspirational School Leader with 24 years’ experience in primary education, with a successful record of coaching and mentoring; passionate and influential in motivating and directing schools towards outstanding performance; through providing an encouraging and consistent environment for obtaining results amongst teachers and pupils. Brings to the fore, expertise in change management, strategic project initiatives, excellent analytical and presentation abilities.

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Opal is a highly skilled and successful School Improvement Adviser, with over 35 years of experience in education. She has extensive leadership and management experience, having held two primary headships. Opal has worked effectively at all levels in local authorities as a Principal Adviser and School Improvement Partner. In one borough, she led her team to improve the number of schools judged to be good or outstanding from 66% to 94%. She has been an Independent Schools Inspector and is currently a primary school Governor.

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Andy has worked in primary education for 22 years. During his career Andy became an advanced skills teacher and went on to be a headteacher in two schools. His previous school was judged to be outstanding across all areas in its last OFSTED Inspection (2013). He has supported the leadership team in three other schools and was part of a national SCITT for over ten years.

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Craig has 25 years’ experience in primary education, with 13 of those spent as a headteacher. He now combines work for a local authority in the East of England with education consultancy. Craig is particularly focused on leading teacher training, middle leadership development, supporting early career teachers and reviewing governance. He also carries out SEND and disadvantaged pupil reviews.

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Grace has an outstanding track record as a leader and previous headteacher of a special teaching school. Her teaching career began in Denmark, and has varied enormously to include primary and secondary education in mainstream and special schools. She has particular expertise in SEND.

She is a very versatile, enthusiastic, and dynamic professional with a successful background delivering substantial improvements in standards of teaching, learning and assessment in special schools.

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Janis is a highly successful primary head teacher with over 30 years’ experience in education across a range of disciplines including school improvement, quality of teaching and learning, whole school strategic planning, financial controls, project management and human resource management. Energetic, professional and self-motivated, Janis specialises in mentoring and supporting newly appointed and inexperienced head teachers and in developing highly effective teams.

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Jeremy is an experienced and successful primary head teacher. He left headship in 2014 to be involved full-time in school improvement, working with a range of schools including special and independent schools, as well as undertaking local authority work in Solihull. Jeremy is a dynamic, pro-active leader. He has particular expertise in headteacher induction and training while also being committed to empowering staff at all levels to take ownership using coaching and mentoring techniques.

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Richard has 29 years' experience of working in schools. He has 12 years' experience as a headteacher and deputy headteacher.

For the past 7 years he has been providing school improvement advice to a wide range of primary, secondary and all through schools across the country and internationally.

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Sally was a highly successful primary head teacher of an outstanding school in Birmingham. She now works as an education adviser and has contributed towards curriculum development and the publishing of a new primary curriculum for schools. Sally supports headteacher performance management and works with schools on academy conversion though the NAHT Aspire School Improvement Programme.

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Steve is a highly skilled leader with nearly 40 years of experience within education, more than 20 of them as a primary headteacher. He possesses headship and interim headship experience across the full primary range including mainstream, special, faith and multi-ethnic schools, in both challenging and affluent areas as well as rural and urban settings. Steve is an approved assessor for the Governor Mark assessment and is an experienced governor trainer.

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Trevor has an outstanding track record as the headteacher of primary and secondary schools. His extensive inspection experience has been enhanced through his exceptional knowledge of curriculum development. Trevor has also worked on innovative programmes to support those with learning difficulties, especially autism. Trevor works directly with schools in supporting school improvement, self-evaluation and headteacher performance management. Trevor plans specific support for schools in the ‘requires improvement’ Ofsted category.

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