We have two full-time consultants Bill Laar and Jackie Holderness dealing with various areas of primary education.
Bill was a Primary Head teacher before becoming an inspector/adviser.
In this capacity he
worked for a number of local authorities, including: Birmingham and Barking and Dagenham.
For over 10 years, Bill has worked as an educational consultant, with schools and teachers around the UK and overseas.
He is a Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University and has worked recently with a number of Education Action Zones in the UK.
Bill's main professional interests are: Management and leadership; governance of schools; school inspection and self-evaluation; Creativity in education; the use of narrative in learning; teaching gifted and more able children; non-fiction skills development; teaching thinking skills; the teaching of reading, writing and poetry; teachers' continuing professional development:
Publications by Bill Laar:
has been a regular contributor to the Times Educational Supplement and has written books and materials for teachers, including :
is currently working on LCP Reading Cards, a cross-curricular non-fiction reading skills project for LCP (in press) and on Jamboree, an ESL picture book/ video programme for younger ESL children (Harcourt : 2005).
Jackie and Bill
jointly wrote the OUP Parent's Guide to Pre-School Learning (1999).