I believe there's a rich vein of untapped wisdom waiting to be harnessed, if we take time and listen to those involved in "doing the job". That's why respecting and trusting professionals and practitioners, leads me to work alongside individuals, teams and in organisations. It's about helping them develop a culture of success and professional interdependence based on self-belief, evaluation and action. It's a process solution. It's well researched. Some call it capacity building. It works.
This belief threads through my career. I began teaching English in 1970, working through middle leadership to senior leader, headteacher, advisor, Ofsted Inspector and Deputy Chief Inspector for Nottinghamshire. Going Freelance in 1998 led to: work in many Special Measures Schools; Executive Headships; National College (NCTL) Lead Facilitator & Consultant Leader; East Midlands Regional Curriculum Adviser for the Department of Education and numerous training and consultancy contracts around the UK and abroad. I've published two books: "The Evaluation of Pastoral Care & PSHE" and "Desire Lines" Materials and articles on a range of subjects about evaluation, planning and leadership can be found in the MATERIALS on the top bar.
At a recent #WomenEd LeadMeet Conference I launched a new model for "Consensual Leadership". Consent is legally required in personal relationships, shouldn't we apply the same standard in our working and leadership practices? See SecEd Magazine June 2018.
Owning and running businesses in Consultancy, Publishing, Restoration and Sculpture informed my training and mentoring over 1,500 start-up consultancies around the UK.
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I love meeting, corresponding and working with people with a passion to make a positive difference.
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As Chair of the charity Kenyan Education Support KES, it's great to provide scholarships to gifted but disadvantaged Kenyan youngsters who would otherwise have no education. Our scholars, many now at University, are already making a positive difference to our world.
A finer life-balance involves a growing family, writing, blacksmithing, Rotary International and climbing high mountains, preferably covered in snow.
Oh yes, I'm Chair of Governors at my grandchildren's Ripley Infants School and love it!