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Tania Barney has worked in Barnet for the past 10 years, within both educational and health settings.  She has worked within the National Healthy Schools Programme, leading on both Emotional Health and Well Being and PSHE Education.  Tania is a registered Philosophy for Children (P4C) Trainer and is able to provide Level 1 and introductory courses, as well as other Philosophy for Children Inset, and in-school support and follow up.

In addition to thinking skills training, Tania can provide school based training and consultation in the following areas: Health and Well Being (including HealthySchools, PSHEe and SRE), pupil involvement and participation (including school council training) and occupational therapy/SEN advice for developing fine and gross motor skills and understanding sensory processing disorders.

Tania Barney
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Jillian Dunstan was the Head Teacher of Mathilda Marks-Kennedy Jewish Primary School for 11 years. This is a successful one form entry community school (with Nursery) in Mill Hill. The school is currently graded as outstanding and the recent Pikuach (Jewish Studies) inspection also graded the school as outstanding. Prior to that she was Deputy Head in a three form entry school in Harrow.


Jillian can offer support in Head Teacher performance management reviews as well as data analysis to inform the SEF and SIP. She can also assist in areas of leadership and management. Jillian has mentored new Head Teachers, as well as mentoring other members of SLT. She has also been involved in developing Middle Leaders, as well as in developing teams and leaders at all levels to improve standards. She gains much pleasure from seeing staff develop in their roles. Jillian also started work in her school focusing on the area of Staff Mental Health with a view to improving the retention of staff and developing a positive work environment.

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Tim McLoughlin is a very experienced school leader having been a headteacher in inner London before working as a School Development Advisor. He has over thirty years experience of working in education. He is an School Inspector and currently inspects primary and independent schools. Tim can support schools with reviews and evaluation of leadership and curriculum practice as well as training for staff and governors on many aspects of school leadership. He is also able to act as an external advisor for headteacher performance management meetings. As a qualified counsellor he is also able to work with leaders on the development of mental health and well-being within a school context.

Tim McLoughlin
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Dinah is a Qualified Personal Performance Coach and NLP Practitioner

She has been a primary education teacher for over ten years since starting out as a parent volunteer, delivering SEN interventions, at Wessex Gardens Primary School. She achieved Qualified Teacher Status in 2013, through the Graduate Teacher Programme, and went on to make a significant impact on school improvement, as UKS2 Phase Leader and as lead practitioner on writing attainment, curriculum development and PSHE.

At every stage of her journey in education, Dinah has stood out for her holistic approach to leadership, and her unfailing dedication to developing the classroom and wider school environment to promote the well-being of all children and all members of staff.

Dinah provides coaching services, in both the primary and secondary phase, in the following areas:

  • change management for Early Career Teachers and teachers who are contemplating or transitioning into middle leadership

  • confidence-building and self-empowerment to progress personally and professionally

  • developing greater flexibility of response to challenges in the classroom and in the wider school environment

  • raising awareness of limiting barriers and developing the tools to overcome them

  • creating resourceful habits for effective time, priority and workload management

  • achieving a healthier balance between work and home

Dinah Okolie
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Stephanie Segal is an organisational consultant and coach, facilitator to leadership development programmes and action learning sets to Headteachers, Deputies, NHS and public sector staff. She has worked extensively in Education, Social Care, the NHS, Children, Young People and Families, Learning Disabilities, Domestic Violence, Safeguarding and Mental Health.

Stephanie is a visiting lecturer and tutor at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust on Strategic Leadership and Management in the Public Sector, Team Facilitation and Conflict Resolution, Refugee Care, Working With Groups and Supervision programmes. She is a qualified counsellor, has an MA in Consultation and the Organisation, a Psychoanalytic Approach and studied the Systemic Approach to Organisations, Children and Families (Tavistock Clinic/UEL). Stephanie’s MA dissertation focused on role consultation with a Headteacher and Deputy of a school experiencing difficulties, evaluating roles, interpersonal skills and staff group dynamics. Stephanie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Member of ISPSO, ASIIP, Association for Coaching, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), BACP Registrant, BACP Coaching, EMCC UK and EMCC EIA Professional Designation at Senior Practitioner level.

Stephanie can offer support with leadership and management, coaching, safeguarding supervision, school staff engagement, managing difficult conversations and conflict.

Stephanie Segal

Well Being Advisers