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.
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.
Hayley Follett is currently a Deputy Head Teacher in an 11-18 comprehensive secondary school in North London. She has been teaching in the secondary phase since 1994. Hayley was accredited with Advanced Skills Teacher status and worked across her Local Authority whilst being a Head of Science for 9 years before moving into leadership and inspection. Her expertise is in effective teaching and learning.
Bob Hamlyn has extensive school leadership experience and has served for 17 years as a headteacher in two contrasting London schools. Within these roles Bob has chaired local authority headteacher groups and worked closely with key stakeholders to help secure school improvement. More recently he has led inspections in primary, secondary and all-through settings across the London region. Bob therefore has a strong understanding of the inspection framework, including identifying best practice related to curriculum design and implementation, and safeguarding procedures.
Bob can also offer support in: coaching and supporting school leaders; helping leaders to develop effective self evaluation and school improvement plans; developing effective governing bodies; dealing with complex complaints.
Jeni has over 17 years of Headteacher experience, ten of which were as an Executive Head; extensive and significant experience of special educational needs at school and county level across different local authorities and 28 years of experience of teaching and leading mathematics, including working as a Primary Strategy Consultant, and obtaining Maths Specialist Teacher status.
Jeni can support your school by offering a wide range of bespoke provision tailored to your needs. This could include professional development and training for your Maths Lead, including effective use of data and how to hold colleagues to account; delivering small group or whole school staff training on a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment and school improvement aspects; supporting your staff in keeping abreast of changes in education such as the proposed changes in the SEND Green Paper 2022; class based support to improve teaching and learning from Early Years through to Year 6; support for middle and senior leaders to review and improve the use of your chosen schemes of work or professional develop, support and training for middle and senior leaders new to leadership.
Caylin Joski-Jethi specialises in working with senior leaders to facilitate data to be an accessible and valuable asset to schools: using it effectively to inform self-evaluation, drive improvements across the school, develop strategies (e.g. pupil premium or SEND) and prepare senior leaders for any Ofsted ‘trails’ which might appear in an inspection. Previous roles have given her experience of strategic school changes, such as expansions, amalgamations or conversion to academy status, and a good knowledge of GDPR.
Caylin can offer support for analysing and evaluating pupil outcomes and attendance using bespoke or commercial tracking systems; in-school consultancy during an Ofsted inspection to support the school to provide the required evidence; support to identify school improvement priorities and improve self-evaluation; strategy development, such as pupil premium, SEND and broader school systems; training for governors, leaders and staff on assessment, data analysis and evaluation; advice and guidance on data protection and GDPR; support for leaders and governing bodies during an academy conversion, amalgamation, federation, or expansion; and provide guidance on monitoring, evaluation and providing evidence of impact for interventions, including the use of pupil premium.
Michael has extensive experience as a headteacher working in London schools, including ten years leading a school in Barnet. He is a qualified and experienced coach working in the educational and business sectors. His two most recent headships were in all through schools and working across primary and secondary is a particular area of Michael’s expertise.
Michael can offer support in all aspects of educational leadership and specialises in the following areas:
developing school culture
Having taught for many years in a breadth of settings across all primary ages Louise has experienced a wide variety of primary schools. Over the years as a Headteacher, she successfully managed challenges including budget deficit, staffing concerns and anxious parents. Most importantly, her schools were dedicated to a diverse and busy life for pupils, a curriculum designed to excite, challenge and support everyone, to find strengths and to build aspirations. Ofsted recognised this academic excellence, enriched through sport, music and the Arts and nurtured through golden values, as outstanding.
As a Learning Network Inspector for 6 years, Louise enjoyed the privilege of working with school leaders to monitor, challenge and to support their schools too, to prioritise targets for the next steps and to grow the expertise of their teams.
Now, as a freelance consultant, Louise can offers senior and middle leadership support to find effective strategies for school improvement, curriculum development and confident subject leadership.