Provider: PSEC

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Description As an experienced and outstanding ex-Headteacher (and NLE) Phil Silvester CBE has been working as an External Adviser, Consultant and School Improvement Partner since 2000. Phil regularly works with governing bodies, small groups of governors and chairs of governors in special schools in the south of the UK - in both maintained and non-maintained schools. Besides performing the annual role of an External Adviser with/for governing bodies, Phil can offer workshops, course and training days on a range of subjects, including: - understanding governors' roles and responsibilities - the quality of in-school communication - school self-evaluation and improvement planning - monitoring - preparation for OfSTED - coaching the Chair of Governors - additional bespoke, tailored services as required (e.g. safeguarding audit, additional quality assurance or the impact analysis of academy or federation status etc.)
Duration As long as needed

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, 14-19, Management, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Business Management, Organisational Improvement, Assessment, Behaviour for Learning, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, SEND, In school, Online, After-school meetings, Speech / Seminar, Learning walk, Video, Safeguarding, Governor, School closure day, Coaching / Mentoring, Knowledge Mobilisation, Governance, Monitoring Impact
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students


- better school specific understanding

- improved governance

- more effective team-working

Evidence underpinning this approach

A growing body of testimonials and references from satisfied schools and governing bodies.

How users/participants can evaluate success

Phil is effective in supporting governors in identifying their own roles and responsibilities and supporting governors in making their crucial contribution tro school improvement.

Follow-up activities and support

Additional support is available, depending on need.


Phil is able to offer bespoke one-off training workshops, INSET days or a series of workshops for Governors, as required by the commissioning school.

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