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Duncan Gawthorpe

As a successful headteacher, key professional skills were:

  • People Management and motivation.
  • Team building – and skills for team leading.
  • Counselling skills.
  • Analysis and synthesis, reflection, planning – audit.
  • Report and bid writing, project development
  • “Futures” thinking – (not just information and communication technology)
  • Managing change – staff development
  • Classroom, Corridor and School management
  • Working with stakeholders – Public Relations – Media issues

Recent contracts include

  • Tutor and Assessor with Yorkshire and Humber National Professional Qualification for Headship Consortium.
  • Lead tutor for ‘new’ NPQH
  • Marketing role for NPQH in region
  • In service work for schools - Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Consultancy role to Headteachers and Senior Management Teams.
  • Professional Development for schools –e.g. Teamwork.
  • Courses for various providers –Classroom management.
  • Management of successful proposal for small Education Action Zone
  • Major role in large Education Action Zone development
  • Securing Specialist status for schools
  • Accredited Performance Management Consultant/Adviser
  • Management support consultancy to Schools facing Challenging Circumstances and
  • School Improvement Adviser and Leadership Incentive Grant.