The INSET with Chris was fantastic from start to finish, with many staff describing it as the best presentation and training they have ever received. Chris guided us through the benefits of coaching and staff were thoroughly engaged throughout, there was a tangible buzz around the room. Chris was a pleasure to listen to and the subsequent feedback has been incredibly positive, staff are now ready to embrace the coaching approach in September. Thank you Chris!
Assistant Headteacher – Director of Learning
Allerton Grange School
Can I just say that we were absolutely delighted with Chris’s training. He delivered everything we hoped for and more.
Helen Hubert, Assistant Head, Oulder Hill School, Rochdale
I just wanted to let you know that the verbal feedback from staff was exceptional – “the best CPD I have had since being at the College and finally I know how …” and more very similar. Thank you so much and we will be in touch regarding further activity.
Louise Taylor, Head of Quality, College of North West London
The inset on Friday was superb. Chris excelled and responses from the staff have been glowing.
Simon Cooper, Assistant Principal, Mossbourne Community Academy, Hackney
Simply excellent! I have never known such a buzz amongst our staff. Heather Yates, Deputy Headteacher, The Snaith School, Pontefract
Thank you so much for delivering our training session yesterday. You got it exactly right in terms of challenge and yet making that challenge seem entirely manageable. We really appreciated your careful planning, your energy and commitment. I think I can confidently say that your delivery today is the best CPD that RHS has had in living memory. My staff are starting the term buoyed up with enthusiasm and new ideas; exactly what I wanted.
Charlotte Marten, Headteacher, Rugby High School
We all found it very useful. Comments were … “I could listen to Chris all day” and “I wish I had a little pocket Chris that I could carry round and consult when I need to”.
Sophia Wells, Professional Tutor, Frome Community College
Chris has been instrumental in bringing about a long term, significant and high quality impact on the standard of teaching, learning and attainment at East Bridgwater Community School. Working very closely with individual teachers, Chris is responsible for ensuring all staff have their own Professional Development Plan which extends and develops each teachers professional capacities. His impact has been profound. Prior to his arrival, Ofsted visited the school in 2009 and noted that teaching and learning required significant improvement, by March 2011 they judged the quality of teaching to be ‘Good’ and still improving.
Improving the quality of teaching and learning lies at the heart of any plan for school improvement. Every school needs a Chris if they are serious about moving forward.
Peter Elliott, Headteacher, East Bridgwater Community School
The improvements in teaching are, in large part, a result of extremely effective whole-school and individual professional development, much of which has been provided and directed by the local authority consultant attached to the school for two days each week, working closely with the headteacher and other key staff. These improvements in teaching, which are embedded across the school, have had a significant impact in improving achievement.
Your work has been so effective whether working with colleagues on a 1:1 basis, supporting faculty leaders or delivering staff INSET – you always find that fine balance between support and challenge with a measure of good humour to throw into the mix. I know your work will have a lasting legacy because staff have responded so positively and you have always promoted sustainable improvements not just quick fixes.
Judith Mee, Deputy Principal, Hans Price Academy, Weston-Super-Mare
He was worth every penny!
Jayne Gray, Assistant Headteacher, Lode Heath School, Solihull