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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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After training and working as a primary practitioner Lilian moved into secondary education. She became Head of RE also teaching English, special needs, art, dance and drama.

From 1992-2010 she was Diocesan Schools’ Adviser (Winchester and Portsmouth) with responsibility for denominational inspections, RE, worship and SMSC. She sat on six SACRE’s and represented the National Society on the RE Council for England and Wales.

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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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