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Humanities Advisers

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Ray Biglin is a highly experienced inspector, reviewer and consultant. Ray has wide experience of working internationally carrying out primary, all through and secondary school reviews in the Cayman Islands and New York and has delivered professional development in an international school in France. He is an accredited BSO inspector and recently was part of a team which carried out an inspection in Abu Dhabi.

 

Ray provides training for primary and secondary schools and Further Education/6th forms in lesson observation skills, effective senior/middle management and general school improvement. He is also an expert in the leadership and management of post-16 education.

 

Between 2013 and 2017 Ray worked as an Education Challenge Partner across Norfolk providing regular support and challenge for over 30 primary schools. Currently, he works as an additional inspector quality assurance reader with Ofsted and has worked as an Ofsted Lead Inspector in the past in both the primary and secondary sector He is also working as a school improvement adviser with Leeds Authority and is a Lead Reviewer with Challenge Partners.

Ray can offer support in the following areas: preparing for Ofsted; lesson observation skills; self-evaluation; SEN provision; effective use of pupil premium funding; middle management training

Ray Biglin
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Stacey Burman is an enthusiastic adviser with over twelve years’ experience making a positive impact on the learning of primary and secondary pupils in a wide range of schools, including SEND, faith and PRUs, across the spectrum of State, MAT and independent schools.  

She has built on relationships and recognition from several national organisations, institutions, charities and networks to support schools in achieving national awards and run popular training for teachers in RE and humanities for Early Years, primary and secondary.  When working in schools as a consultant, coach or as an Associate Deputy/Head Teacher Stacey builds an excellent rapport with teachers, school leaders and pupils alike.  She has created effective solutions to help schools achieve the required Ofsted and DFE standards, particularly with the new guidance on RSE, developing SMSC and British Values, by using her knowledge and understanding of each schools’ specific requirements whilst protecting the beliefs, values and traditions as well as the ethos of certain faith schools. In addition, she has created successful curriculum and assessment materials for ‘Kodesh’ subjects, which Pikuach approved.  

She is familiar with the most recent Ofsted Education Inspection framework, as well as the latest developmental thinking and effective pedagogy - including assessment for learning. She has additional qualifications for teaching swimming (ASA), Philosophy for Children (P4C), and coaching & mentoring (ILM).

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Having completed a degree in geography, Caroline Freedman trained as a secondary school geography teacher. She has since retrained as a primary teacher but has retained her love of geography and ensures that it is in its rightful place at the heart of the primary curriculum.   Caroline has over 20 years of experience working in primary schools across Enfield and Barnet. She has developed inspirational geography and history schemes of work in the schools she has worked in and believes strongly in developing children’s ability to work as geographers and historians.  Caroline has also written lesson plans for the Royal Geographical Society and The Mayor’s ‘London Curriculum’.

 

Caroline can offer support to develop both the geography and history curriculum across KS1 and KS2 (and links between the two), creating an enquiry approach and the use of critical thinking.  She can also offer help with progression in geography and history skills across KS1 and KS2, including map work, fieldwork and use of artefacts. 

Caroline Freedman
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Sunny Gunessee has taught for 15 years and held a range of middle and senior leader roles ranging from Head of Department, Head of Faculty and Associate Assistant Headteacher across Sussex, Surrey and Essex. Sunny currently holds the position of Lead Practitioner for Teaching and Learning at JCoSS. He prides himself on delivering consistently excellent outcomes for key stage four and five as a Sociology teacher and supporting departments and faculties in and outside of Humanities. Sunny has a keen interest in supporting project based work which links different parts of a school organisation together alongside external organisation/educational charities and speakers. Sunny also has professional interest including the development and capacity building of staff at all levels to create consistency in the school improvement. Sunny can offer support in Sociology at KS4/5; teaching and learning strategies which support independence; curriculum planning; capacity building; ECT/SCITT supporting mentors; coaching of middle and senior leaders; use of technology to enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom; careers advice.

Sunny Gunessee
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Ruth Shlovsky is a history and art history specialist. She is also a qualified London Blue Badge and City of London heritage guide and is head of the humanities faculty at the Noam Primary School where she has taught for the past sixteen years.

She lectures at the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides, on a range of historical topics. Ruth regularly leads historical guided walks in and around London.

 

Ruth has developed a wealth of experience and expertise in supporting colleagues and is committed to raising overall standards in history. She has developed a range of strategies for bringing history alive through the curriculum and is deeply passionate about making history accessible to students of all ages and abilities.  

 

Ruth is able to offer support to schools on all aspects of history teaching, including: planning, staff training, writing schemes of work, planning extracurricular activities, incorporating British values in to the curriculum and developing cross curricular links.

 

She has a M.A in Art History and a B.A in Music Education and Performance. She is currently writing a Ph.D. on the social history of the East End of London during the late nineteenth century.

Ruth Shlovsky
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