Founder of ICT WAND
Vicky has over twenty years of teaching, leadership and consultancy experience in the education sector and understands the demands leaders face in running schools and forging ahead with a school improvement agenda. She provides training and support for individuals and groups, designs and delivers bespoke training courses, and offers facilitation services to senior leadership teams.
My mantra is about empowering colleagues and helping teachers and leaders to achieve professional growth. I believe this is achieved through:
encouraging colleagues to ask questions, look objectively at issues, be analytical and evaluative;
supporting colleagues with the acquisition of knowledge and achieving a deep understanding of educational issues and learning theory;
adding an extra dimension to colleague's thinking by unpicking educational research;
supporting colleagues to think through issues, look at problems from a variety of perspectives, action plan and problem solve;
ensuring the practicalities of theories and research are always considered (therefore increasing the likelihood of success);
challenging and supporting in equal measure - high expectations and a continued commitment to achieving excellence.
Those who gain the most from CPD and those who have an open mind, a desire for growth and a commitment of time and energy to achieving their personal / school goals.
Courses are all delivered remotely via our online learning platform and can be supplemented with zoom sessions for individuals, groups or whole schools training sessions. Mentoring and coaching can be provided to aid senior leaders in maximising the impact of professional development.
Courses can be designed to suit your need across a range of teaching and leadership issues, from single events to year-long programmes.
“After the final session I cannot tell you how many staff burst through my door very inspired by the activities they had been part of. I am delighted by the way this programme has developed all my leaders and managers. I know it will have a lasting impact on everyone who has been a part of it which of course will translate to the continued success of our school. I cannot thank you enough for understanding what I needed to achieve and being able to inspire and engage at such a high level.” Headteacher in reference to a year-long leadership programme.
“Just a quick email to say a massive thank you for the training you did on Tuesday. I have had many positive comments about it and people have made a point of coming to tell me about some things they have tried or changed over the past few days...which is great so thanks very much.” Headteacher in reference to a full training day focusing on reading.
“Just to say a very big thank you for your work on Friday. I very much appreciated your direct approach and your hard work. I know the day will move the school on in our marking and feedback and increase the impact on pupil progress.” Headteacher in relation to a marking and feedback review day.
“A massive success and I thank you for your first class training and organisation.” Headteacher in relation to a multi school event for over 90 teaching assistants.
“I appreciate everything you've been doing with EYFS and transition. Staff have spoken extremely highly about everything. Both EYFS and KS1 have had successful moderations with the authority, and transition strategies that were worked out with you are going extremely well. You've really helped with helping to move both these key stages forward, and have a really successful year. A real credit to all involved.” Headteacher in relation to an EYFS / Year 1 writing project.