This programme supports schools and colleges by providing independent guidance covering all aspects of leadership and management. The service provides a highly professional and experienced colleague to support, advise and challenge self-evaluation and resulting school improvement plan helping to extend capacity for improvement. It will also provide external validation of the quality and accuracy of any self-evaluation.
Schools will be supported with a flexible, agreed package of support providing a tailor made programme of visits and agendas to suit individual needs. The consultant, who will have considerable and successful experience as a senior leader having been a mentor, coach or improvement partner to headteacher colleagues, will operate as a critical, professional friend and personal mentor. They will be knowledgeable and up to date with current issues and the challenges facing schools, including the requirements of the new Ofsted framework.