I specialise in working for independent schools and academies, helping them find solutions to staffing and pupil issues, but I also regularly work with sector associations like the Independent Schools Council, the Independent Association of Prep Schools and the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association. I find these links are invaluable in strengthening my education expertise.
I take a real interest in every school, making sure I’ve got to grips with the issues facing them and understand how they work. If they see me as an extension of their team, that’s ideal, and I’m always available at the end of the phone to help them deal with the wide range of issues that come up.
My focus is on being clear and dependable, giving pragmatic advice that focuses on the answer, rather than presenting legal options, to help clients achieve their aims.
Working with schools is fascinating – they have interesting variations which result in a broad workload of often unexpected and unusual queries. It’s a great area for problem solving.
Outside work, I love spending time with friends and family.
Document everything – it may seem trivial at the time, but it could be of great importance later on.
Don’t be afraid to tackle issues head on. I can help you decide on the best approach.
Communication is key. Don’t underestimate the importance of planning your strategy carefully.
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