Your experience of leading small schools was invaluable

I’m just writing to thank you for all the help and support you gave my staff and I.

When I took on the role of headteacher, it was my first headship and the school was still in shock from an ‘Inadequate’ Ofsted grading when I began as head. We had been told by Ofsted to have subject leaders and in our tiny school were not sure how to go about this.

Your experience of leading small schools was invaluable as it is certainly a challenge to design a curriculum for mixed age year groups that both supports and challenges all our learners.

What made the support so effective was your practical understanding of how to develop the quality of education in a school with a small number of staff.

The coaching you gave staff was well received and we saw the quick improvements as they applied strategies and ideas form discussions with you and some of the subject leaders from your school.

I don’t think we would have got the ‘Good’ 2 years later without the professional dialogues and practical advice we received from.

I would recommend Emma and her team to any small school looking for help with school development.