Record of Professional Support

Record of professional support that includes:

  • Active (qualified) OFSTED inspection since 1994 – retraining for the latest framework in 2013.
  • Active (qualified) School Improvement Partner under both government and local authority schemes.
  • Advisor and acting headteacher for a number of special schools during challenging periods (usually post inspection).
  • Founder of the pan Sussex SLD schools Consortium
  • Chair of the East Sussex special school group for seven years.
  • Mentor to newly qualified headteachers.
  • Period of secondment to lecture at Christchurch College, Canterbury and subsequent guest lecturer.
  • Lectured nationally and internationally on different aspects of special education and leadership including leading on identification of progress in special school settings for HMI.
  • Full school pre inspection audit and subject review audit and use of ‘Challenge Partnership’ model of co-review.
  • Delivering extended full staff training on “learning” and senior staff training on “leadership”, time management and “lesson observation”.
  • Provided national training for HMI on tracking pupil progress.
  • Specific headteacher support on issues including re-structuring leadership teams, tracking pupil progress and development and improvement planning