All our facilitators are highly skilled leaders with a track record of outstanding leadership in their areas of expertise
Carolyn Clarke, Headteacher, Harrison Primary School
Carolyn began teaching in 1976 in Warwickshire, moved to Wiltshire in 1983 and Hampshire in 1985. During her career she has enjoyed teaching in middle, junior and secondary schools.
Appointed to her first headship in 1992 she led three schools over a twenty year period. She has been fortunate to be able to develop skills in leadership working with the Authority developing and supporting future leaders through a variety of programmes such as Magnificent Middle, Future Change Makers and Consultancy Training. She has also been an effective chair for the Primary Headteachers conference.
Carolyn was Headteacher of Harrison Primary, Teaching School. The school has also been recognised as a National Support School and Carolyn as a National Leader of Education (NLE), in this role she has worked with schools in challenging circumstances. She has trained with the National College to become a middle leader facilitator (MLDP) and now a joint Lead Facilitator, with Iain Barnes, for the DfE license with Winchester University for QTL.
Headteacher Harrison Primary School
Carolyn was Headteacher of Harrison Primary, Teaching School. The school has also been recognised as a National Support School and Carolyn as a National Leader of Education (NLE), in this role she has worked with schools in challenging circumstances. She has trained with the National College to become a middle leader facilitator (MLDP) and now a joint Lead Facilitator for the DfE license with Winchester University for QTL.
The majority of our facilitators are current school leaders and bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to their role.
Dr Iain Barnes
Iain has been a primary headteacher in two schools and was a member of the National College’s Policy and Research department. During his time at the National College he managed and facilitated leaders’ learning through the Leading Practice seminar series and the Research Associates Programme.
He has written and co-written a number of National College publications and has designed and developed leadership programme materials. He has also researched and written materials for the National College’s modular curriculum.
Iain has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management and has been trained by the National College in online facilitation. Alongside being the director of his own consultancy business, Iain is an Associate Lecturer for the University of Winchester and joint Lead Facilitator for QTL.
QTL has been licensed by the DfE to provide NPQH in the South East since November 2012. QTL offers NPQH largely in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset (including Bournemouth & Poole) and the Isle of Wight as well as to staff from outside these areas. QTL is also licensed to deliver the new National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) and the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL).
“I found the whole experience of NPQH with QTL very positive and genuinely challenging - it has been hugely worthwhile for my development on many levels.”
“The biggest benefit of the course was the days in session. We discussed a wide variety of topics and had the opportunity to share best practice. I learned a range of different leadership strategies and was able to use these within my school work.”
“This programme has enabled me to develop as a leader and understand the roles that involves. It has helped me to identify my own leadership styles and how to use this to hold others to account. I am now confident in leading others in a coaching role. ”
“I have learnt an incredible amount on the face to face modules. Learning different styles of leadership has made me re-evaluate my current model. I no longer ‘assume’ what we do is the best way of doing things”
“This module, and in fact the whole of the NPQSL to date, has been the most useful and valuable CPD I have done in my ten years of teaching. It was also invaluable in helping me secure my long awaited first SLT role. Thank you”