School Development Consultant

Fay Gingell

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Fay Gingell is a School Development Consultant on our School Improvement team.

Before joining One Education, Fay was Head of School at an Outstanding Primary School in Manchester. She is passionate about achieving outstanding outcomes for all children and specialises in utilising the Pupil Premium grant to enable this. Fay also has expertise in the field of Inclusion and Assessment, previously having had roles as SENDCO and Assessment lead.

One of Fay’s greatest enjoyments is developing leaders; releasing their potential and maximising their impact with improvement initiatives. She has a proven track record of excellence in building leadership capacity and developing new talent.

Fay has experience in growing schools, leading them towards formal collaborations, and establishing effective partnerships. Supporting schools with Teaching and Learning Reviews, Recruitment, Governor Development and Head Teacher Performance Management encompasses some of Fay’s work. She also has a wealth of experience designing new curricula to capitalise on the unique contexts of different schools.

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Fay Gingell has written 11 posts

School Improvement

Oracy: Teaching the Spoken Word

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Last Friday, the Education Secretary addressed ASCL about her ambitions for the teaching profession and how to support teachers in a school-led system. A key aspect underpinning the topics covered in her speech was ‘teachers and leaders as the drivers of social mobility.’

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School Improvement

Reducing teacher workload

By Fay Gingell on

Following on from the three reports addressing the challenge of teacher workload published in March 2016 (led by independent review groups on marking, data management, and lesson planning) the DfE published an action plan this week to set out what they are doing to meet the recommendations of the reports.

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School Improvement

More Able Pupils

By Fay Gingell on

Improving outcomes for more able pupils, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, is high on the agenda for many schools. The starting position for improving outcomes for more able pupils is without doubt ensuring that you have an agreed definition in your school.

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School Improvement

The Sport Premium

By Fay Gingell on

Several of the schools I work with have asked for advice on using the sports premium effectively. Indeed, measuring the impact of the funding appears to be high on the current inspection agenda.

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School Improvement

Characteristics of Effective MATs

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In March, HMCI Michael Wilshaw wrote to the then Secretary of Education, Nicky Morgan, stating his concerns about the performance of seven of the country’s largest MAT chains. Some of the trusts named in the letter include major chains Academies Enterprise Trust and E-ACT, which have recently come under fire from Ofsted.

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Literacy

DfE announces KS1 Phonics Results

By Fay Gingell on

The percentage of pupils achieving the pass mark in the Year 1 Phonics screening assessments has risen year-on-year from 58% in 2012 when the test was introduced, to 81% in 2016 (a 4% increase from last year’s 77%).

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