“Having been in a lengthy period of change we had highlighted areas in the SDP that required urgent focus. I had attended a ‘Dissemination of Good Practice’ event and on hearing Joan present I immediately recognized that she was the very person to help mentor the necessary changes required in school.
Joan has been and continues to be a great motivator and facilitator within school.
Through Joan’s insight, knowledge and expertise she has helped bring about the essential changes required: by encouraging staff to reflect; carry out a baseline; through engaging in honest and open discussions; observations of lessons; providing honest, informative report back and then mentoring the journey of change utilizing her wealth and breadth of experience.
It has been a privilege having Joan to mentor within school. She has an engaging personality and very quickly gained the respect of all staff.
With Joan’s input we have a clear strategic vision for the future of the school. Joan has helped manage and direct the programme and drive forward the focus for improvement, with all of the Cairnshill community profiting.”