CONSULTANCY BY SUBJECT/EXPERTISE

Humanities

Ray Biglin

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

Ruth Shlovsky

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.

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