Chair of Trustees
B.Ed (Hons) Warwick University
Classroom teacher for 25 years
Local, regional and national school improvement consultant working operationally in classrooms to improve pedagogy and skills, aslo providing school leaders with both support and challenge. Working collaboratively with groups of schools, also with and across local authorities. (9 years)
National Strategies Programme Director for Primary School Improvement, providing leadership of the programme across all 9 regions and 138 local authorities.
A Department for Education Advisor on the Academies and Free Schools Programme, assessing the applications to open free schools and interviewing successful proposers on their education and finance plans.
Leading the School Causing Concern strategy with the Salisbury Diocese Board of Education, pro-actively reducing the numbers of schools at risk, reviewing progress in flagged schools and setting actions to address issues. Quality of work acknowledged by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate. (3 years)
Improving accountability systems
The role of the governance community within a Trust