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.
Laura is in her 20th year of teaching and a Deputy Head Teacher at East Barnet School. She has been a Designated Safeguarding Lead for 8 years. Laura has worked closely with the LA to look at dealing with sexual harassment following the everyone’s invited report. She has produced safeguarding briefings for primary and secondary schools across the borough and supported the LA Safeguarding Lead to undertake Safeguarding audits to prepare for OFSTED inspections, check SCR etc
Helen Elliott is an independent safeguarding and child protection trainer andconsultant. She has over 30 years experience as a practitioner and manager in children’s services and the Probation Service where she was a strategic lead in managing perpetrators of sexual and violent offenders. More recently, she was the Manager of Barnet Safeguarding Children Board and is therefore well placed to work with local schools. Helen has also contributed to national and London policy and procedures. She is involved in the Home Office Ending Gangs and Exploitation initiative as an accredited peer reviewer and is an approved WRAP (Prevent) facilitator. She also has recent experience as an associate lecturer on Early Childhood Studies and Postgraduate Social Work Degrees.
Helen has had a significant role developing and delivering training and support in safeguarding and child protection for partners, including schools and early years settings. She can provide consultancy and advice to help schools develop or review safeguarding practice, policy and procedures. This includes:
Child Protection and Safeguarding Training for schools (including INSET)
Home Office Accredited WRAP ( Prevent) workshops
Gangs and Serious Youth Violence Awareness
Safer Recruitment Training for Heads and Governors or others with recruitment responsibilities
Safeguarding audit and review
Support in developing safeguarding and CP policies
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.
Stephanie Segal is an organisational consultant and coach, facilitator to leadership development programmes and action learning sets to Headteachers, Deputies, NHS and public sector staff. She has worked extensively in Education, Social Care, the NHS, Children, Young People and Families, Learning Disabilities, Domestic Violence, Safeguarding and Mental Health.
Stephanie is a visiting lecturer and tutor at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust on Strategic Leadership and Management in the Public Sector, Team Facilitation and Conflict Resolution, Refugee Care, Working With Groups and Supervision programmes. She is a qualified counsellor, has an MA in Consultation and the Organisation, a Psychoanalytic Approach and studied the Systemic Approach to Organisations, Children and Families (Tavistock Clinic/UEL). Stephanie’s MA dissertation focused on role consultation with a Headteacher and Deputy of a school experiencing difficulties, evaluating roles, interpersonal skills and staff group dynamics. Stephanie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Member of ISPSO, ASIIP, Association for Coaching, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), BACP Registrant, BACP Coaching, EMCC UK and EMCC EIA Professional Designation at Senior Practitioner level.
Stephanie can offer support with leadership and management, coaching, safeguarding supervision, school staff engagement, managing difficult conversations and conflict.