Steve Marshall, has been involved in Science education, specifically Primary for 30 years. He is able to offer advice and support to assist in the development of science programmes in school. This includes both strategic planning, classroom implementation and pupil interaction. He is keen to work on developing contexts for science lessons, pupil recording of science, pupil assessment of their science, and science enquiry. Steve has a number of big projects under his belt available for schools including Forensics, café science, microscope festival and family challenges.
Steve has both a National and International presence and currently co directs the roll out of the Primary Science Quality Mark.
Jeremy Bird is an inspirational and visionary school improvement consultant. He has a passion for education with an excellent track record of supporting school leaders. He is a dynamic, pro-active leader and coach, empowering staff at all levels to take ownership using coaching, training and mentoring. A natural communicator, Jeremy has proven ability in building cohesive teams to achieve challenging targets.
Jeremy served as a headteacher in two primary schools prior to becoming a consultant.
Jeremy can offer support in the following areas: Coaching school leaders and governors in primary and special schools; Inducting newly appointed leaders and teachers; Facilitating professional discussion and development in a range of middle, senior and headteacher leadership activities; Supporting leaders in developing the rationale, implementation and evaluation of their curriculum; Challenging leaders in their self-evaluation of school effectiveness.
Luke Bridges is the Headteacher of All Saints' CE (N20) Primary School. He was previously the deputy head teacher of St Paul's Primary School for 6 years. Before this, Luke has worked in a variety of nursery and primary schools internationally and in London. He had responsibility for literacy, assessment and P.E. He can offer support in using 'School Pupil Tracker' to analyse assessment data. He can demonstrate how data can be shared with parents, teachers, school governors and inspection teams. He can show senior leaders how to gather information on the relative progress and attainment of different groups of children in core learning areas. This evidence can be used to support a school's self-evaluation and respond to questions raised during an Ofsted inspection.
Diana Choulerton has 25 years’ experience working in education as a teacher, leader and inspector. Diana worked as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) from 2014 to 2017. During this time Diana has developed a wide range of experience and high level of skill related to inspection and education improvement. This included leading inspections and monitoring visits of primary and secondary schools as well as SEND area inspections. Whilst working as an HMI she also took on the role of Ofsted National Lead for Design and Technology. Prior to joining Ofsted she worked as a senior advisor for a local authority leading on 14 to 19 strategy. Diana also has 13 years’ previous experience working in secondary schools holding middle and senior leadership responsibilities in that time.
Diana offers insight, support and advice for leaders in primary and secondary schools and local authorities on all aspects of education improvement. Specific areas of expertise include; change management, monitoring and evaluation, development planning, curriculum and assessment, teaching pedagogy, SEND reform implementation and 14-19 strategy. Diana also remains passionate about D&T education and welcome opportunities to utilise my expertise in the subject.
James Coyle delivers school leadership training, coaching and mentoring in areas such as performance management, teaching and learning, leadership, and data analysis for improvement.
His school improvement experience includes: Ofsted and s48 Lead Inspector; Designated National Leader of Governance (NCSL); Approved Additional Support Governor (HSIP); Teacher Trainer; Chair in Harrow Primary and Secondary Schools over a 20 year period; Professional Development programme for Governors HSIP and Best Practice Network (BPN); Assessment of teachers for ITT, QTS and PGCE; Assessment systems for students learning.
Impact of work undertaken to support school improvement: Board member Harrow School Improvement Partnership since 2011; School Improvement Adviser Brent Secondary Schools; Chair of GB at outstanding Harrow school – Ofsted 2014; Completed school improvement interventions across London and SE following Ofsted RI referral to the National College and HSIP; Endorsed audits and action plans for improvement in teaching and learning, designed to drive up rates of progress, narrow the gap between learners and develop school leaders; Successful tutor to trainee teachers on behalf of the University of Buckingham.
Gareth Richards is the Deputy Head Teacher at Sunnyfields Primary School. His role involves leading the school in developing effective systems of assessment and ensuring that gaps are narrowed for vulnerable groups of children. Gareth became part of a successful Pupil Premium Team which supported the school in narrowing gaps in the attainment of children eligible for pupil premium and their peers. This team was praised by Ofsted. Gareth has developed assessment systems which have been effectively embedded throughout the schools he has worked in to ensure that children make excellent progress based on their starting points. Gareth has taught in Years 3, 4 and 6 in his teaching career to date. Gareth can support in the following areas: effective use of pupil premium and setting up assessment systems to support the curriculum.