Consultant Profile

Rosalind Ferrara

Rosalind Ferrara

Focus Education UK Ltd

Areas of Expertise

  • Phase: Primary


  • Bed - Education 2.1.
  • Accredited Tutor Trainer - ESL in the Mainstream/Language & Literacy: Classroom application of functional grammar
  • Trainer - Talking Partners /Talking Maths

About Rosalind Ferrara

I am a full-time consultant with Focus Education. This role involves leading national conferences and working with groups of schools and individual schools. I have extensive experience in all aspects of school improvement and in developing and delivering innovative training for a range of contexts and bespoke consultancy support. I am also an accredited Additional Inspector and undertakes Ofsted inspections on a regular basis.

I have 30 years’ experience working in a range of teaching and leadership roles in both national and international schools as well as consultant and senior leadership roles within LA advisory teams. I have also led a successful school improvement consultancy service, operating out of a federation of schools.

I have an enhanced CRB disclosure.

Previous Experience

Class management.
Development of English curriculum.
Development of English curriculum. Introduction of new reading programme. School library established.
Development of reading curriculum. Management of English. Work with school management body on expansion of school. Interviewing new staff. Induction of new staff. Fluent Italian.

Development of English curriculum in multi national school.
Line management of EAL team.
Peripatetic working cross phase. Partnership teaching. Leading teacher (Literacy and EAL). Advisory and consultancy skills. Writing and delivery of whole school training on EAL issues and NLS support. Mediation of NLS materials. Writing exemplar materials. Work with SMTs to analyse data, identify priorities and develop action plans and raise standards. Development of and support for monitoring cycles. Support for Ofsted.
TTA Research Project - Raising the Attainment of Pupils with EAL at KS2 NCTs
Marking KS2 English tests. Moderation of KS1 writing.
EAL section of Roehampton Institute Diploma in Professional Studies.
Management of area team – need analysis, school deployment, dissemination of good practice. Multi-professional team development.
Development of EAL Programme at national level. Writing materials for EAL Toolkit. Teachers’ TV programmes on Managing Primary EAL. Delivery of EAL Programme across LA. Alignment of EMA and PNS teams and support to schools. Work with ISP and ISP consultant leading to integration of 2 programmes. Work with underperforming schools to raise standards. Development of leadership and management in schools, identification of priorities and developing RAPs. Working alongside SMT to raise standards. Data analysis and translation into classroom practice. Developing the role of subject leaders. Supporting and developing school monitoring cycle. Preparation for Ofsted. Support for SEF. Moving from satisfactory to good.
National training input for EAL and ISP consultants. Development of speaking and listening and language learning across LA, including roll out of Talking Partners and Talking Maths training across LA. Central and school based training written and delivered. End of KS1 moderation.
Consultation on Renewed Frameworks.
Input on speaking and listening for HMI Ofsted conference.
5 Day Accredited Course – Enhancing the Learning and Teaching of EAL Learners written and delivered.

5 Day Literacy Subject Knowledge Course written and delivered.

Range of bespoke Literacy training at school, cluster and LA level written and delivered. Focus on personalising learning and narrowing the gap for groups of pupils especially EAL, BME and G and T.

Use of coaching and Lesson Study as an effective model of CPD to develop practitioner practice.
Bespoke curriculum development, based on skills and local contexts to engage, motivate and empower learners. Development of Literacy across the curriculum with purpose and audience for writing.
Moving from Satisfactory to Good and Good to Outstanding

Developing teaching and learning of phonics and reading

Bespoke consultancy to Primary schools, including INSET for a group of schools in Kenya

Delivery of Conferences on a range of content including Managing EAL, Outstanding Learning, Raising Standards in English

Teach First leadership training

Governor Training

Bespoke consultancy - school improvement activities, development of English, curriculum development, pre and post inspection support

Head teacher, Senior leader and Middle leader support

Development of 2014 curriculum with a focus on English

Series of publications relating to EAL and the teaching of English
Delivery of a range of conferences and bespoke INSET for schools and groups of schools

Other Information

Accredited Inspector. Inspection skills.
Developed inspection skills and understanding of the new framework for inspection. On-going training undertaken, including Phonics and New Framework
Cross-phase professional development within clusters of Secondary and Primary schools, including transition issues.
Literacy development
Targeted work in schools.
Assessing and raising standards.
NQT training and development.

Head teacher and Senior Leader development and support.

School Self Evaluation

Address The Talking Point Conference Centre OL4 4AG
Regional Coverage All UK
Landline 01457 821819
Mobile/Cell 07824 566 626
Fax 01457 878 205
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