I have worked with Lynne in both of my schools and have always been impressed with her work. She has a clear understanding of what best practice looks like and has the ability to communicate this to staff. She is also superb at identifying what it is that teachers can do to improve their practice and is able to explain this to staff in a clear, assertive but collaborative manner.
I recommend her work very strongly.
Peter Beaven, Headteacher
Norton Hill School and Somervale School, Midsomer Norton, Bath & NE Somerset
Clive’s presentation and workshop this morning were very well received by staff. One member of staff who has been here a number of years was heard to say “this is the best training I have ever had at this school” – praise indeed.’
Vice principal, large secondary comprehensive in Surrey
The coaching sessions Lynne ran provided a rare opportunity for personalised training and have led to some stunning ideas in promoting a positive learning culture.
Secondary senior leader with responsibility for behaviour
Lynne brings a supportive non judgemental attitude to her dealings with staff. She is able to appreciate each teacher’s individual style and pinpoints areas for development in such a clear and positive way that just one session makes a difference.
Pastoral deputy head
After working with Lynne behaviour has really improved – pupils know where they stand and don’t push their luck. I really enjoy teaching them as a class now, whereas I used to dread it. I am finding that I am using Lynne’s ideas with all my groups now.
Geography teacher KS3
Lynne has excellent interpersonal and professional skills and gains the confidence and respect of all the schools she works in. She provides clear, practical and highly appropriate support and plays a significant role in their process of improvement.
Head of school improvement B&NES
Doing joint lesson observations with Lynne has given me confidence and help in giving constructive feedback. She also gave me a ‘way in’ to managing colleagues.
Head of Maths
Thanks for all your help Lynne with creating our learning support unit. Ofsted have just described it as ‘an absolute triumph’.
Head of vocational education
May I thank you Lynne for your excellent work mentoring our head of maths yesterday – it was a privilege to watch you working with her.
I found your visit extremely helpful, and have used several of your ideas to great effect. In fact I have put together a list of useful points which we have circulated to all staff and I would like you to work individually with all the department.
Head of Science
I thought you challenged underperformance in an exemplary fashion and I will be using it in training people how to give hard messages in an uncompromising but constructive way.
Head of Secondary School improvement B&NES
Thanks Lynne for your coaching with M. It has made such a significant difference that I would like to spread your influence to other staff who would benefit from your input.
Deputy Head with responsibility for staff development
Well done Lynne in getting schools, other agencies and local authority to work collaboratively. Just shows what tact, diplomacy, perseverance, patience and sensitivity can achieve.
Head of school improvement
Thank you Lynne for your calm, thoughtful, discrete and thorough support in what has been an intense time, contributing to our Ofsted outcome. We look forward to your help in getting us to even greater heights.
Secondary Head teacher
I have greatly appreciated Lynne’s invaluable involvement in mentoring and assessing schools towards the Inclusion Quality mark and we look forward to her continued support.
Senior inclusion officer, inclusion support services
Thank you so much Lynne for so positively contributing to the appointment of two new deputy headteachers for our school. I was particularly keen to have your insights which were illuminating and confirmed my instincts and experiences of the candidates.
I just wanted to say thank you Lynne for all your constructive help. I was observed by the deputy and he was favourably impressed, so thanks so much for helping me get through the awful bits.
Thank you so much for all your help with 9k, which has had such a positive impact. I have just tried out the ideas you and the class came up with and had my most successful lesson this year. I would not have ended up enjoying their lessons without your support! I have a similar group next year, so am feeling much more positive about that challenge due to the successes you have supported me in achieving with that group.
We really appreciate Lynne’s visits and use her ideas to help us with each year’s most challenging students.
Inclusion unit staff
Lynne’s departmental and monitoring reviews are the most interesting and useful documents I have read about my school all year – huge thanks for eliciting such fascinating insights from staff and students.
Clive, Thank you for enabling us to complete a very thorough and professional quality assurance process – we greatly appreciate your insight and external perspective.
Head teacher May 2014
Dear Clive, Many thanks for all of your help yesterday. We felt that it was an enormously positive and productive day. You led it extremely well and ensured the right balance of collaboration and direction with a very nice relaxed approach. The historical activity worked really well and served as an excellent reminder of the journey that we have travelled together. Your overview was also very helpful and provided a very useful working context. I’m so pleased that we achieved our aims for the day and we will be very well placed for the Strategic Governors meeting
Ingrid Sidmouth, headteacher of Rowdeford School (outstanding school Nov 13)