The current climate for post-16 education in England is the most challenging it has been for many years. Funding pressures, competition for students, Ofsted inspections and major curriculum changes mean schools, colleges and other providers need access to expert and responsive advice and support. This is exactly what Zap Consulting offers.
I have worked in post-16 education since 2005. Most recently I was Associate Principal (Resources) at Longley Park Sixth Form College and prior to that I worked at the Learning and Skills Council. I was a member of the Sixth Form College Association's Funding and Policy Committee. I have been a secondary school governor and hold an Enhanced DBS check. At Longley Park I played a key role in the College's development, managing major change programmes to improve quality and maintain financial stability. During my time there, the College moved from Requires Improvement to two successive Good Ofsted judgements.
When I'm not working with clients, I enjoy walking, running and cycling in the Peak District. I also spend time listening to a wide variety of music, reading, watching films and cooking.