Senior School Improvement Officer
I am now home based in Scholes, Holmfirth, having just completed a very exciting 18 month stint as an interim head teacher in Newcastle. This contract followed many years working across the country as an educational consultant, inspector, trainer, and author of educational publications. I have now chosen to work more locally, with a greater concentration on long term school support, and have taken up a role as a governor at the local high school.
I have worked independently in schools, for the regional and national NAHT, across many clusters, for a number of Local Authorities, and also through my own conferences. Much of my work has been on data, assessment and all elements of leadership. I have written a range of books, including an annually updated book on the analysis of annual performance data, and the best selling publication, supporting planning and assessment: The Rainbow Continuum. I was also a team and lead Ofsted inspector for several years.
I use experience from my several different roles to bring an up to date approach to school improvement and development. I make use of my analytical and evaluation skills to effectively support schools in raising children’s achievement across all subjects of the curriculum. I very much enjoy working with schools on all aspects of leadership and management, and put school improvement and development above all other aspects of my work.
Finally, I have a large-ish family of 3 married sons and 6 grandchildren, and my hobbies include travel, family history, playing music, and playing bridge.