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Services and recent work

Leadership Development

Great leadership is the key to great schools. I provide a range of options for developing your school leadership, entirely designed to meet your needs. This may be for senior leaders, middle leaders or governors. It might be large or small group or individual. It can be mentoring or coaching. It might be training and/or mock scenarios such as the Ofsted inspection meeting.

Improvement Partner 

If you are needing a School or Trust Improvement Partner then I can provide this service.


I would act as a critical professional friend to the school. I can help the school to evaluate performance and identify priorities for improvement. This would take the form of half termly planned meetings to talk with the headteacher/principal and other senior leaders, examine key data, ask challenging questions and provide support. If required, this could extend into triangulating performance data via learning walks, work scrutiny and pupil voice.

In addition to this, I believe than an outstanding SIP will have empathy and understanding for the role of headteacher/principal and provide appropriate informal support.

External Verification

Do you want an aspect of your provision or systems testing/validating? Examples of this might include a department review, a check of the SEF, monitoring systems, Key Stage 3 assessment without levels, marking and assessment policy adherence, literacy/numeracy, SMSC/British Values. A report will follow that will include findings and recommendations that can then be used as external evidence for Ofsted or governors.

Current and Recent  Work

To date, I have worked with nine schools across all phases including special and alternative provisions. This work includes:

  • School Improvement Partner to improving 11-18 secondary school

  • Trust Improvement Partner to rapidly expanding multi academy trust

  • Acting as critical friend, ‘sounding board’ and strategic guide to headteachers

  • Advising and supporting the expansion of school buildings

  • Reviewing and supporting the self-evaluation and improvement processes

  • Delivering bespoke leadership development training to senior leadership teams

  • Delivering bespoke training and development to middle leaders and junior leaders

  • Conducting reviews of whole-school provision, e.g. behavioural systems, SMSC, numeracy, literacy, KS4, character curriculum

  • Ofsted preparation Q&A challenge sessions with senior and middle leaders

  • Intensive one to one coaching programmes for middle leaders

  • Delivering bespoke training to governing bodies and trust boards

  • Joining interview panels for senior appointments

  • Reporting and presenting to headteachers, governors and trustees

  • Supporting the appraisal and performance management process for senior leaders including Headteacher and Executive Headteacher

  • Mediating difficulties in senior professional relationships

  • Coaching a deputy headteacher to ensure smooth succession planning to headship

  • Acting as agent of best practice to enable co-operation between different institutions

  • Presenting concise and clearly written reports as required

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