Another busy week for Challenging Education

Another busy week for Challenging Education

There is so much happening at Challenging Education!

This week so far we’ve:

  • carried out our second development QA review in a primary school for Staffordshire University Academies Trust,
  • been the external consultant for Headteacher Performance Management in Droitwich,
  • reviewed a brand new school for Q3 Multi Academy Trust,
  • reviewed a maths department in a Staffordshire secondary school,
  • planned RAISEonline training for Burton Schools
  • prepared materials for the Staffordshire RADY (Raising the Attainment of Disadvantaged Youngsters) meeting next week.

Tomorrow we’re all in schools again, with a review commissioned by the Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP) and a Challenging Leadership Partner visit in Burntwood..

.. As for the weekend .. well that will be more planning, write up, sending bespoke package proposals to schools and academies who’ve been in touch this week… and definitely a bit of family time too!

My biggest passion is as an advocate for disadvantaged youngsters and my most rewarding days of work are helping school leaders to effectively support the most vulnerable learners. As a qualified and experienced teacher and senior leader I have a proven track record of improving outcomes for young people. Since starting to work independently two years ago, I have worked with well over a hundred schools across all phases to support effective school improvement that makes a difference to young people; headteachers speak highly of my forensic analysis of a situation and ability to identify key steps to bring about positive changes. For information: provides a list of Ofsted inspectors completing inspections on behalf of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills.