I believe there's a rich vein of untapped wisdom waiting to be harnessed, when we listen, closely, to those actually "doing the job". This natural respect for professionals and practitioners, in situ, drew me to work alongside and with individuals, teams and in organisations across all sectors of public life. So, my work is about developing a culture of success and professional interdependence based on self-belief, self-evaluation and positive action. It's a process solution. It's well researched. It works!
I have worked successfully in and across Education, Business and Community. I'm increasingly keen to work with those who want to "Look at what we do with a view to doing it better".
I began teaching English in 1970, working through to senior leader, headteacher, advisor, Ofsted Inspector and Deputy Chief Inspector for Nottinghamshire LEA. Going Freelance in 1998 led to Advanced School Improvement work in: Special Measures Schools; Executive Headships; National College (NCTL) roles including: Lead Facilitator & Consultant Leader. I was Regional Curriculum Adviser for the DfE and have led numerous Training and Consultancy contracts around the UK and abroad. I've recently become Chair of Governors at my grandchildren's Ripley Infants School and love it!
Owning and running businesses in: Consultancy; Publishing; Restoration, Blacksmithing and Sculpture and informed my training and mentoring of over 1,500 start-up consultancies and businesses around the UK. I've published two books: "The Evaluation of Pastoral Care & PSHE" and a poetry book "Desire Lines" I've authored materials and articles on a range of subjects about evaluation, planning and leadership. Some can be found in MATERIALS (see the top bar). I launched a new model for "Consensual Leadership" At a #WomenEd Conference - see article in SecEd Magazine June 2018
I am perhaps most proud of The iAbacus because it captures so much of what I know makes people and organisations successful.
The iAbacus and my recent partnership with Dan O'Brien is the logical culmination of all I've worked on. We created a sophisticated software version of my iAbacus Model in 2012. It was BETT Finalist in 2014 as is now operational in schools across the 4 UK countries and in many other countries around the world.
The iAbacus is unique because it starts with (guess what?) the individual and team, perceptions of the professionals doing the job!
The very best way to understand iAbacus is to take a FREE TRIAL
I love meeting, corresponding and working with people with a passion to make a positive difference.
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I'm a proud Chair of the charity Kenyan Education Support KES, it's great to provide scholarships to gifted, disadvantaged Kenyan youngsters who would otherwise have little, or no, education. Our 100 scholars, many now at University, are already making a positive difference to our world. A finer life-balance has involved a growing family, writing, blacksmithing, Rotary International and climbing high mountains, preferably covered in snow.
For more detail download John Pearce CV