School Improvement

Jan has provided very effective service to national and international schools, and is experienced in working with schools offering the English National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Organisation curriculum. We can offer the following to schools – individual and groups of schools;

Regular external consultancy as a school improvement adviser to lead a school to a good or outstanding Ofsted inspection

  • 6 visits per year to work with school on quality assurance of 4 Ofsted standards (includes visit, report writing and follow-up support)
  • Bespoke training for groups within the school
  • Coaching and mentoring for individual or groups of senior and middle managers
  • Support to SLT with performance management and capability procedures
  • Preparation for Ofsted training and support
  • Training and support for school Governing Body
  • External Adviser for Headteacher Performance Management
  • Jan’s external consultancy includes;
    • Charlton Academy (Greenwich)
    • Chiltern Way Federation (Prestwood Lodge and Wendover House schools, Buckinghamshire)
    • Shaftesbury High School, Kingsley High School, Woodlands School (Harrow)
    • Corley School (Coventry)
    • Meadowfield School (Kent)
    • Baskerville School (Birmingham)
    • The Walnuts, Redway, Romans Field (Milton Keynes)
    • South PEC, North PEC, Central PEC, The Bridge (Medical) ( Milton Keynes PRUs)
    • SEN Adviser for English Schools Foundation Hong Kong:  5 secondary, 2 all age, 3 Kindergartens, 1 special, 17 primary schools

Reviews of learning and teaching (primary, secondary, EYFS, special)

  • Lead for Learning Walks on aspects of teaching and learning and the curriculum offer culminating in reports on standards and recommendations for improvement
  • Experience in reviewing teaching and learning as part of Achievement for All coaching role
  • Contribution to commissioned whole school reviews of standards (Buckinghamshire Learning Trust)
  • Part of school review teams in English Schools Foundation – primary & secondary

Reviews of SEN provision

Support & training for Governing bodies and School Councils*

  • Jan regularly trains individual governing bodies on SEN accountability
  • Jan works with individual governing bodies to review their effectiveness against Ofsted standards

Tailor-made training packages – SEN specialisms, behaviour and social skills, learning & teaching, gifted & talented*

  • Jan has contributed to the development and delivery of MA modules on Behaviour as part of SENCo and TA training for the University of Northampton
  • Jan provides individually tailored packages on all aspects of SEN specialisms upon request – for schools, alternative provisions and LA SEN specialists
  • Jan is an expert on measuring and monitoring the progress and achievement of SEN pupils

Achievement for All Coach

  • Jan has been an Achievement for All coach in Bedfordshire – Lower and Upper Schools and BESD school

Resources & Materials

Jan Martin
Jan Martin

Specialist in Special Educational Needs (SEN) and School Improvement – training, consultancy and interim management.