Consultant Profile

Christine Pollitt

Christine Pollitt

Areas of Expertise

  • Community Engagement
  • Curriculum: English
  • Curriculum: Maths
  • Curriculum: Science
  • Early Years
  • Evaluation
  • Healthy Schools
  • Human Resources
  • Inspection
  • Leadership - middle leaders
  • Leadership - senior leaders
  • Leadership: Assessment, Development & Coaching
  • Parental Engagement
  • Partnership Development
  • Phase: Primary
  • Phase: Special
  • Pupil Wellbeing
  • Quality Assurance
  • School Finance
  • School Improvement
  • School Self-evaluation
  • Special Needs/Inclusion
  • Staff Development/CPD
  • Teaching and Learning

Qualifications

  • MSc Managing School Improvement
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Maths
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Accountability

About Christine Pollitt

Christine Pollitt has extensive experience as an associate inspector for Tribal in leading, teaming and quality assuring UK inspections in nursery and primary schools, and primary and secondary special schools.
Her school improvement work includes devising schemes of work and teacher training for reading, maths and science.
As a Headteacher and governor she used strategies including Creating a Learning Culture, and SEAL (behaviour management) to raise standards in English from 48% to 82%, and in mathematics from 48% to 70% in 2 years. This was the direct result of improved teaching and learning and curriculum, supported by academic guidance through Assessment for Learning and the tracking of challenging pupil progress targets. She encouraged teachers to adopt quick-win strategies to support learning in maths and literacy.

Previous Experience

Christine has 40 years experience in education both in this country and the Middle East. She recently worked in Abu Dhabi as the Tribal Professional Lead for the ADEC inspection project which inspects all phases with International curriculums including IB, French, Indian and Pakistani. She has also lived and worked in Bahrain for many years.
She has delivered specialist consultancy support to a great number of schools, working with headteachers and bursars of all school phases within the Value for Money government initiative for school improvement.

She worked at the Local Authority to establish and develop Children's Centres and extended schools, working with local communities, including all schools and providers. She facilitated collaborative working across all sectors by leading effective workshops around community cohesion and change.

As headteacher and governor she moved a school causing concern to a good school. She piloted the Numeracy Strategy, and SEAL (behaviour management) Her school was the most successful school in the Inclusion Project as pupils from a nearby special school attended all their literacy and numeracy lessons there alongside their mainstream peers.

As deputy headteacher and governor, of a very large primary school she successfully trained teachers and teaching assistants for the Literacy and Numeracy Hour Strategies, introduced a whole school reading strategy, and worked with governors to improve home/school partnership. During this time she gained a MSC in Managing School Improvement, including strategic and financial management.

Other Information

Christine is available to work across the UK and abroad.
CV available on request.

Address 33 GOODLIFFE GARDENS, TILEHURST, READING RG31 6FZ
Regional Coverage All UK
Landline 0118 9624475
Mobile/Cell 07920090922
Email cvpollitt@gmail.com
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