CONSULTANCY BY SUBJECT/EXPERTISE

Qualified Inspectors

Diana Choulerton

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.

Jo Curd

Jo Curd has worked as an educational consultant for over eighteen years. She has taught pupils from 3 to 19 years of age in mainstream and special schools. She has held posts of responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Religious Education and been Head of a Nursery. She has worked with a very wide range of schools as an adviser, trainer and inspector. She has written and delivered a wide range of courses across England and in Europe. Themes of such courses have included ‘Community Cohesion’, ‘Improving the monitoring cycle’ and ‘Three Pillars of Early Years’. She is passionate about effective inclusion and equipping staff and pupils. She is co-founder of a not-for-profit social enterprise ‘Autistic Eye’ which publicises and sells work by artists with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.   She currently works as a Lead Consultant for School Improvement and Early Years Inspector

Jo can devise and deliver a range of training courses or help you identify strengths and areas for development within your school and help you create a concise plan of action to address these.

Hayley Follett

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.

Margaret Julia Goodchild

Margaret Julia Goodchild is a highly experienced educational consultant with over 20 years’ experience of leading school inspections. She is experienced in inspecting and supporting nursery, primary, secondary and special schools and PRUs, and undertaking quality assurance work for inspection service providers. She has wide cross-phase teaching and advisory experience and was a Senior Lecturer in Education at Middlesex University with a national role in SEN and EAL. She has been an External Adviser for the Performance Management of Headteachers, and an Advanced Skills Teacher assessor. She is a published writer of EYFS materials for parents and practitioners and of school self-evaluation materials. She has particular expertise in relation to special educational needs and alternative provision and is currently Hertfordshire Improvement Partner for 16 special schools and pupil referral units. She is a fully trained counsellor as well as being an educationalist. Margaret is able to provide the following services to schools: school improvement reviews focusing on whole school effectiveness or aspects of provision chosen by the school; governance reviews; early years’ reviews; headteacher appraisal; coaching for senior and middle leaders; support for school leaders in improving teaching and learning, including through joint lesson observations, and in the use of self-evaluation for continuous school improvement.

Bob Greatrex

Bob Greatrex after successfully leading three primary schools, one in London, became an Ofsted inspector in 1997, and a ‘lead’ inspector shortly afterwards. He led numerous inspections over the following twenty years and continues to ‘team’ on inspections currently. He has inspected nursery, primary (including infant and junior) and special schools and PRUs, and quality-assured inspection reports. Bob has also led reviews of kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools in various US states. On behalf of local authorities, he has mentored newly qualified teachers and supported a large vulnerable London school as it improved from ‘special measures’.
Bob is able to offer a wide range of support in most areas of school improvement including; all aspects of preparation for inspection, leadership and management generally (e.g., self-evaluation and development planning, governance, safeguarding, understanding and using data and improving teaching and learning). Bob can also advise on meeting the needs of dyslexic pupils. Bob has a passion for improving school grounds to deliver high quality learning and recreational opportunities. He feels this can contribute significantly to pupils’ well-being.  

Helen Morrison

Helen Morrison is currently a Learning Network Inspector for Barnet Local Authority and a School Inspector. Helen was previously headteacher of a large Primary in Barnet.  During her time at the school, Helen has led the school successfully through two Ofsted Inspections, the last inspection team judging the school as Outstanding. Helen has a particular interest in effective leadership structures and enjoys supporting schools to identify and plan for school improvement. Helen has direct experience of leading major change and  has led on the amalgamation of two schools as well as experience of leading major building projects, including school expansion. Helen's Ofsted work enables her to have an up to date understanding of what Oustanding school effectiveness looks like. She enjoys supporting schools in their drive to achieve and maintain this across all aspects of school life.

David Radomsky

David Radomsky is an independent educational consultant. He has a first class BA honours, a MA with distinction, NPQH and a National College coaching accreditation.  He has teaching experience in this country and abroad across the full age range.  His previous experience includes being the Executive Headteacher of Hasmonean High School in Barnet. He has extensive experience in working with both primary and secondary schools, formerly as a SIP and now as an associate advisor.  He is a coach and facilitator for a number of nationally accredited leadership training couses.  He has inspected since 2007 and has been leading school inspection teams since 2010. He was the chair of an Interim Executive Board [IEB] working closely with the Headteacher to move the school from `Special Measures’ to Good. David can offer support in the following areas to both primary and secondary schools, leadership and staff training; coaching / mentoring; reviews and recommendations in line with the national inspection framework; due diligence reports; self-evaluation; development planning; governance; understanding and using data; improving teaching.

Charles Rice

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)

Susan Sutton

Susan Sutton has 35 years’ experience in school improvement, having worked at a senior level in four local authorities and at a national level with the National strategies. Prior to this she was a secondary deputy head teacher. She has long standing experience as a SIP, link advisor and head of school improvement service in London, working with schools and settings across all phases. She has recent successful interim senior leadership experience in diverse schools nursery- 19 and can quickly establish excellent relationships with staff.  Susan holds NPQH and remains a serving Ofsted inspector, a trained coach and an Expert Governor. She currently works part time leading the school improvement and education services team in a London borough. Susan has a strong track record of improving outcomes in partner schools.

Susan can offer wide ranging consultancy support in most areas, including: Self-evaluation/ development planning; Ofsted preparation; leadership development; governance; data and pupil tracking; behaviour, attendance, inclusion, SEN; performance management systems; improving teaching quality/coaching; literacy development and assessment. Susan can offer school website reviews and has had long experience supporting governors to undertake head teacher performance management.

Paul Whitcombe

Paul Whitcombe is an experienced and highly successful primary headteacher and has worked in schools within a range of contexts.  In addition, Paul has extensive experience of managing changes in school structures including successful federation and conversion to academy, and has been a  CEO of a Multi Academy Trust.  Other work includes consultancy, work as a school improvement partner and Paul currently works as a school inspector.  Paul enjoys providing high quality professional development to schools through mentoring and training.  Paul achieved a distinction in the Professional Qualification for School Inspection and has achieved NPQH.  Paul has supported new Headteachers and provided performance management for senior leaders.

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