Charles Rice is an experienced Local Authority and independent School Improvement Partner and Inspector, currently in a freelance role supporting and monitoring the maintained schools in Barnet, and also continuing to be trained by and inspect for Ofsted.
In his recent Learning Network Inspector role he was accountable for the performance of all maintained secondary schools in Barnet, and responsible for developing and maintaining a secondary network across all secondary schools, including academies. In this role he left individual schools accurate in their self-evaluation and well-prepared for inspection, and the network professionally developed through meaningful Peer Enquiry sessions and well-planned training opportunities.
His role has also supported and been supported by the Teaching School Alliances, ensuring that the borough has been able to continue to adapt and develop effective relationships with all secondary schools in a rapidly changing context. His work with Governing Bodies on HT/DHT appointments, HT appraisal, and undertaking their responsibilities, has been commended.
Charles has also been involved in leading CPD programmes in and across schools, training whole school staff teams, and coaching individuals and groups, in both leadership and teaching. During his tenure the leadership capacity of Barnet Secondary schools has strengthened, as evident both in the % of schools that have been judged Good or better, and in raised achievement at KS4 and KS5. A particular passion, which he is sometimes briefed to lead on, is the development of strong literacy practice and expertise across and within all subjects.
Charles greatly enjoyed working with two groups of teachers on study tours of schools in Los Angeles and Oklahoma, in 2007, and in Brisbane in 2009. He was Vice-Chair of Governors in a Tower Hamlets Junior School (1995 - 99)