We have wide and successful leadership and teaching experience throughout the UK and overseas. We have a strong moral purpose to improve the skills of teachers and their students. Our specialities include Mental Health First Aid science education, SEND, school improvement, school inspection, coaching and private tuition (online and face to face).
I have a lifetime of experience in teaching, teacher training, school inspection and CPD, predominantly in science, in both the UK and overseas (particularly in the Middle East). I have almost 20 years experience in teaching and management in schools and approximately 15 years in teacher training and science lecturing as Head of Science at Bishop Grosseteste University. I have extensive experience of private tuition and examining at all levels up to honours degree level. On completing a 2-year contract as the Science Specialist for the Supreme Education Council in Qatar, I worked as a freelance science education consultant in both the UK and the UAE.
For eight years I was a member of the Ministry of Education team evaluating/inspecting schools in Dubai and the Northern Emirates and have also carried out inspections for KHDA in Dubai. I have delivered a wide range of training programmes to teachers in both the UK and overseas. I have recently completed a contract at the Ministry of Education in Dubai coaching teachers on the Advanced Science Programme and was also involved in school improvement work for Gulf Education Services in Dubai.
I am a qualified trainer for Mental Health First Aid and have spent this summer training school staff to learn more about mental health issues.
I have had wide and successful leadership experience in education in the UK and overseas, including the UAE and Qatar, predominantly in special needs. I have held the UK National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) since 2006. I completed my training for School Inspection (Ofsted training) with SERCO in 2016, and have been employed as an inspector for evaluations in the Northern Emirates for EDT.
I was a headteacher for a special needs centre in Dubai and have worked for the Ministry of Education there and as a consultant. On my return to England I have worked in several interim leadership roles and have been Director of a Teaching School Alliance in Lincolnshire. I am a strong advocate of a coaching ethos particularly in educational leadership and have completed a coaching course.
I am a qualified instructor in mental health first aid with both Nuco and Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA).
I have also been a UK Registered General Nurse and health visitor and take a strong interest in the welfare and well-being of students.