Christine is the principal consultant for B11 Education. She has over 15 years’ experience of working in school improvement in a number of roles, including local authority senior adviser, School Improvement Partner, National Challenge Adviser and National Strategies School Improvement Regional Adviser. Christine has considerable experience of leading inspections in both primary and secondary schools and has also worked as a DFE education adviser. She works closely with a significant number of schools, ranging from those in challenging circumstances and Ofsted categories to those which have been judged by Ofsted to be outstanding. She also works with Multi Academy Trusts and school collaboratives to support their ongoing development. Christine supports senior and middle leaders with professional development and training as well as providing an external perspective on school self-evaluation and quality of education.
Matthew WestMatthew is a qualified teacher and serving secondary school Principal in West Yorkshire. Previously he was an Acting Head teacher in North Yorkshire. He has considerable senior leadership and management experience in a variety of settings where his strategic responsibilities have included: standards in teaching, learning and assessment; curriculum; raising achievement; quality assurance and leadership development. He also holds a MA in Leadership and Management in Education; the NPQH and is currently working towards attaining the NPQEL qualification. Matthew has a background in executive coaching and has worked with a number of senior leaders 1 to 1, focussing on: situational leadership approaches; behavioural and relationship challenges; linguistics and positive psychology.Matthew routinely works across the region in secondary schools inspecting for Ofsted. He uses these, and other, experiences to support senior leaders, in a number of schools and MATs, evaluate their school improvement priorities, and their preparations for inspection, more effectively.
Janet has had over thirty years’ experience working in primary schools. She has been Headteacher in both a large nursery and infant and a through primary school. Both schools achieved an outstanding grade from Ofsted under her leadership and Janet was awarded National Leader status in 2013. Since leaving headship, Janet has spent three years working in over 100 schools, reviewing school performance and making recommendations for improvements. Janet is an independent consultant working across four primary academies within the trust.
Janet has been heavily involved in initial teacher training, working with groups of students to help them reflect upon and improve their performance. Strengths include; early years, parental involvement, curriculum design, developing leaders and school development work. Janet is passionate about improving the life chances of all children, particularly those from deprived backgrounds.