As an outstanding, outward-facing and supportive school, NGHS is committed to providing advice and expertise to other schools in a number of key areas.
This support can range from formalised external reviews of provision in other schools to one-off discussions offering advice and support.
If you are a school leader who is interested in brokering support for your centre, please do not hesitate to contact us using this link.
SIMS & GDPR support
I have worked in education since 2010 and led the successful implementation of SIMS at NGHS about ten years ago. I have experience supporting other schools in making the best use of SIMS including report writing, assessment manager and attendance monitoring processes.
As Operations Manager and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at NGHS, I have a good understanding of the various data and reporting requirements schools require and my knowledge of SIMS enables me to support schools to achieve these requirements efficiently.
I am also able to advise on GDPR matters related to schools.
Safeguarding & PSHE/RSHE
I have been working in education since 2008 and have worked in 3 very different types of schools. My background is teaching Physical Education and I have had whole school responsibility in 2 schools for the health and wellbeing agenda. Over time I have used this passion to develop my role as the Designated Safeguarding Lead here at Newport Girls’ High School.
I have developed a wealth of experience in safeguarding and PSHE and know that it is fundamental for us to teach students about safeguarding through their PSHE lessons. We deliver a programme where all students have one hour per week of PSHE on their timetable and we have been an early adopter school for implementing the statutory components of RSHE. We effectively use student voice in both of these areas to find out what life is like for our students to ensure that we are meeting their needs.
If you are interested in reviewing safeguarding practice or developing PSHE/RSHE within your school, I would be pleased to offer support.
Curric Review / Timetable / Flex Working
Prior to becoming Head at NGHS, I held eight years experience as a 'Curriculum Deputy'. In 2013 I was designated as one of the UK's first Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) for the Curriculum. I have supported around twenty schools to review their curriculum; in some cases in response to an Ofsted inspection and sometimes with the arrival of a new Head/Deputy or to evaluate the need for change. I now also support two of the country's academy chains to review their CLFP (curriculum-led financial planning) documents each year to ensure a well-costed curriculum can be designed.
I have over 15 years of timetabling experience, using software including Nova T6, TimeTabler, GP Untis and (good old) Excel! If you require assistance/support with timetabling or want to change a curriculum model and require reassurance on how this could timetable, I am happy to advise.
Finally, NGHS is currently the West Midlands Flexible Working Ambassador School. This means we are supporting schools across our region to offer greater opportunities for flexible working to recruit and retain high-quality staff. If you would like more information, please visit www.nghs.org.uk/fwas or contact me directly to request some (free) support in this area.
Careers, Baker Clause, Gatsby & Work-Exp
I currently lead NGHS's careers programme, requiring strategic management of the school’s careers vision, collaboration with partner organisations, adherence to the requirements of the National Careers Strategy and Gatsby benchmarks, and a holistic overview of the careers offer for students in years 7 to 13.
I am passionate about facilitating the individual careers journey for each student through a range of delivery mechanisms and is keen to ensure effective resource deployment to achieve far reaching goals. At an operational level, I aspire to ensure every student feels empowered and supported in their careers decision making.