Consultancy

As a consultant I have a proven track record with a range of organisations that include the Qualification and Curriculum Authority, Becta, the Open University, Arts Council England, The Wellcome Trust, The Department for Education, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

In particular I have experience and expertise in

  • the creation and development of departmental and/or organisation-wide strategies;
  • reviewing working practices and management structures, and advising on or supporting change management programmes;
  • researching areas of organisational need and making appropriate recommendations;
  • creating or reviewing education policies and practices for cultural organisations;
  • reviewing policy and practice in a range of curriculum areas;
  • overseeing or contributing to significant funding applications;
  • exploring creative approaches to learning; and
  • coaching and/or mentoring individuals or teams.

Projects have included:

  • Reviewing and advising on education materials for inclusion in the Arts Council's Catalogue of Cultural Resources for Schools on behalf of CapeUK (2013; 2014; 2015);
  • Co-designing and leading training on the development of cultural resources for schools on behalf of CapeUK (2014)
  • Consultancy on the RSC's Learning and Performance Network (2013)
  • Reviewing and developing Booktrust's drama resources for pupils with Special Educational Needs (2012)
  • Consultancy and recommendations on the National Theatre's work for secondary schools and FE colleges (2011)
  • Research and consultancy on the professional development work of CCE (Culture, Creativity and Education)
  • Exploring creativity and culture in the classroom (with Fiona Godfrey for Qualification and Curriculum Development Authority, 2010)
  • Analysing drama and theatre for children and young people (with Rebecca Swain, for Theatre for Young Audiences with funding from Arts Council, England, 2009)
  • Project managing a year long development and piloting of alternative ways of assessing Shakespeare at Key Stage 3, (for the Qualification and Curriculum Authority on behalf of the RSC, 2008-2009)
  • Devising and delivering education programmes and resources for the RSC