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Andrew Calverley

 

 

 

Andrew Calverley

Andrew's  initial  training was at Loughborough College as a secondary school PE teacher which is how he began his early career with a particular interest in outdoor pursuits. However, he soon realised that he wanted to work with children across the curriculum and transferred to the primary sector  as a class teacher in the primary . He taught in a number of primary schools in the York area and then spent 5 years as an advisory teacher working in schools covering an area from York to the coast. This role involved working closely with teachers and senior managers on the development of ICT in the primary school classroom.

In 1991 he was appointed Headteacher of Park Grove Primary School in York. In the 21 years he worked there he had a consistent record of Good OFSTED inspection reports and the school grew both in size and reputation.                                   

He is open to employment as a consultant to help provide capacity for improvement in schools with expertise and knowledge in raising standards, staff management and the broad curriculum. The many challenges he faced as a recent head teacher means his approach is enthusiastic yet supportive and always willing to talk through situations to see if he can help.

 

Jean Calverley

Jean, also a Loughborough graduate, began her teaching career at Kingsway Junior School. As a young teacher she was responsible for girls games followed by art and design and was involved with running York schools netball and rounders leagues.

When her family were young she worked in many schools, primary and secondary, as a supply teacher which gave her experience of all phases while allowing her flexibility to be involved in her own children's activities ( football, dancing and equestrian)

On return to full time employment Jean gained further qualifications in special needs teaching and traveller education and worked part time for the Special Educational Needs service in York and part time as a class teacher at Kingsway Junior School.

In 2000 Jean was appointed Deputy Headteacher of the newly formed Clifton Green School and was "hands on" with the amalgamation of Shipton Street Infants and Kingsway Junior into the new school.

During the following ten years Jean worked with an exceptional senior management team to improve standards, from two failing schools in 1999 into an Ofsted Outstanding School in 2009.

Recognition was given to her work when Sir Jim Rose (former director of inspection at Ofsted) visited the school in 2008 to view for himself the excellent teaching of reading. Another visit from Ofsted in 2010 also identified Jean as being highly effective for leading literacy and gave the school an Outstanding subject award, particularly for the school promoting reading, having an excellent library and reading room which Jean was responsible for setting up.

In 2011 as Acting Headteacher Jean led the school in another English Subject HMI visit and her views were included in best practice guidance still currently being used. Jean was involved in many sharing good practice projects across a variety of settings and some National initiatives with the headteacher Sheila Audsley who was given a CBE when she retired.

Jean is a skilled consultant able to provide advice and guidance for improvement in schools with expertise and knowledge in raising standards, setting up Literacy Initiatives particularly in the teaching of reading. Her experience in setting up and running a school library and developing reading policy and practice could be invaluable for any school struggling with this basic skill. Her recent classroom experience make her ideas staff friendly and she understands the work life stress of busy teachers as well as management issues.

 
 

 

 

Jean Calverley
 

 

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