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Our school improvement specialists provide expertise in a number of areas. Find out more.

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Julie has over 33 years experience in education in a variety of roles, including being a member of the senior leadership team in a secondary school with responsibility for wider-community education programmes. Julie also undertook local authority advisory work for Northumberland County Council working with pre-schools, first, middle and high schools. She was the Research UK Manager at the Science Learning Centre North East and Ofsted and Partnership ITE Lead at the University of Sunderland.

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Yvonne has been involved in primary education for over 20 years. She has been a headteacher and executive headteacher in four schools over 14 years and has great insight into the particular demands of smaller and rural primary schools. Her main school was awarded outstanding status and she also led a successful teaching school bid. Alongside headship, Yvonne has gained considerable inspection skills, which have provided great insight into the expectations for primary schools. Yvonne now has her own consultancy and supports individual schools with their improvement work.

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Rekha is a school inspector and has experience of school inspections. She has recently left headship after 27 years and has had extensive experience in leading and managing schools to achieve rapid school improvement. Rekha maintained Ofsted’s 'Outstanding' grade in all areas in her last school for over a decade. Having worked as a Local and National Leader in Education and as an Executive Headteacher to bring about the best possible outcomes for all children.

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An enthusiastic and aspirational school leader with 24 years’ experience in primary education. Kim has a successful record of coaching and mentoring and is passionate and influential in motivating and directing schools towards outstanding performance by providing an encouraging and consistent environment for obtaining results amongst teachers and pupils. Kim brings to the fore, expertise in change management, strategic project initiatives and excellent analytical and presentation abilities.

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Tracy has been involved in primary education for over 24 years, many of which as a senior leader and a headteacher in areas of high deprivation. During the first headship Tracy held, she took the school to good with outstanding leadership within an academic year.

As well as being an effective headteacher, Tracy has considerable inspection and coaching skills, which have supported a range of schools and academies improve their strategic leadership and subsequent outcomes.

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Jeremy is an experienced and successful primary headteacher. He left headship in 2014 to be involved full-time in school improvement, working with a range of schools including special and independent schools, as well as undertaking local authority work in Solihull.

Jeremy is a dynamic, pro-active leader. He has particular expertise in headteacher induction and training while also being committed to empowering staff at all levels to take ownership using coaching and mentoring techniques.

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Richard has 29 years' experience of working in schools. He has 12 years' experience as a headteacher and deputy headteacher.

For the past seven years, Richard has been providing school improvement advice to a wide range of primary, secondary and all through schools across the country and internationally.

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Sally was a highly successful primary headteacher of an outstanding school in Birmingham. She now works as an education adviser and has contributed towards curriculum development and the publishing of a new primary curriculum for schools. Sally supports headteacher performance management and works with schools on academy conversion though the NAHT Aspire School Improvement Programme.

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