Support and advice aimed at
improving your school
School reviews for any reason – Talk for teaching – External support for HT appraisal – Headteacher mentoring – pupil premium reviews – MAT reviews of potential new schools – SIP support – Consultant support to aid school improvement – Timetabling services – Quality assurance for all educational settings.
QA South-West can help pre-schools, nursery schools, primary schools, secondary schools, all-through schools and sixth form colleges to improve. Paul Garvey and his consultant team have a wealth of experience and will provide excellent value for money during any support by always extending advice and support beyond the initial remit.
I always spread the message around schools that Teachers need to do nothing extra to prepare for Ofsted and SLT should ask nothing extra of teachers. In my book about Ofsted preparation, 'Taking Control', I'm very clear about this, saying that, on inspection, teachers...read more
Talk for Teaching results in a very regular sharing of ideas and practice across a school, or more widely, across a larger collaborative structure such as a MAT. What is does is to employ the collective intelligence of the school community to drive forward innovation...read more
(A snippet from 'Talk for Teaching'. Published 2017 John Catt Educational.) Lawnmower Moments How do ideas come about? The genesis of Talk for Teaching. Bizarre, is the only way I can describe this next sentence! The idea for Talk for Teaching was born while I was...read more
'Taking Control - How to Prepare for Inspection'. A book that will hopefully help a great many schools. There's very little out there that will help schools to prepare for a visit by Ofsted. The school leaders and governors I support and the vast majority of the many...read more
Hi All, 'Talk for Teaching', my baby and my first book. I've been blown away by the positive comments and I'm very grateful for them: writing this was enjoyable, but publishing it was a scary experience. Suddenly all your work is dependent upon reaction, but this book...read more