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.
“I cannot think of anything that would improve the quality, content or method of delivery. QTL's NPQH programme hit every button and I would recommend it to all who aspire to headship.”
“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 sessions. 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 is the best CPD I have ever received, a completely cohesive programme that really tackled the key issues of leadership - Feb 2018”
“I am gaining so much from this course especially my ability to reflect on different practices. Everything we have read and discussed has been very relevant to the Headteacher role and our projects - Jan 2018”
“There were some excellent discussions, lots of helpful advice, and a clear picture of how we move forward. I left all the sessions feeling more confident about both my course, and my role within my school - Jan 2018”
“My home school went from RI to Outstanding. In my new position as Headteacher the programme provided me with the confidence to create a vision and start to move my school out of RI.”
“The course enabled me to use my learning in everyday leadership tasks. I managed to test theories and learn from peers in an open and trustful environment. With each face to face I grew in belief and transferred that to my workplace.”