Emma Brown

 emma_brown.jpgEmma is an experienced teacher, trainer and consultant with many years of experience of teaching English and Drama across the 11-19 age range in a variety of settings. In 2011, Emma established her own consultancy company: The Final Bow and has since delivered a range of contracts in both public and private sectors, including a number of FE colleges. Most recently Emma has lectured in initial teacher training settings, supported a large media department, delivered training on outstanding practise in drama and English and conducted a number of pre Ofsted reviews for FE providers. Emma is also working with the Buckinghamshire UTC providing curriculum support. She is an Assistant Principal Examiner for a leading awarding body, External Examiner for two well established PGCE courses and an Ofsted Inspector.  


Judith McGrath

Judith_McGrath.jpgJudith has a great deal experience in education and skills through working across the schools, FE and HE sectors on government-funded and private sector contracts.  She has particular specialisms in Vocational Education, Teaching and Learning, Apprenticeships, Employability and Skills, Quality Improvement, Leisure, Travel and Tourism and Customer Service.

She is a Director of her own company as well as having both UK and international experience with KPMG, the British Council, Association of Colleges, the Learning and Skills Improvement Service, Ofqual and a UK Tourist Board.

All of these experiences have given her expertise in managing group projects and events, supporting organisational development, facilitating improvement and teacher training at both strategic and operational levels. Before working at a national level she was a manager in a sixth form college leading in curriculum development and gaining an outstanding Ofsted grade.

Jenny Phillips

Jenny has more than 10 years experience as an educational consultant having engaged in more than 2,500 assignments working across the educational sector both in the UK and to a lesser degree, internationally. She also delivers bespoke training nationally and continues to work as an Additional Ofsted Inspector. She has held many regional and national roles representing government and private bodies. This has included monitoring state schools (from kindergarten to secondary) in the Middle East. Her work in further education includes residential provision, prison education, adult education, community learning, sixth form and further education colleges, plus work-based learning at local, regional and national levels.

Part of Jenny’s recent portfolio includes three local authority contracts as school improvement adviser and several regional and national leads including the National Teaching and Learning Change Programme, 16 separate contracts relating to the 14-19 Reform, Consortium Advisor, Specialist Leadership Consultant for collaborative working partnerships and quality frameworks, the role of critical friend working with coasting and underperforming teachers, teacher training to move good to outstanding and senior leaders to improve the quality of provision. In addition, she continues to work in a variety of quality improvement roles with post-compulsory provision having more than 20 years experience in a wide range of contexts: General FE; Specialist FE; Work-based learning (local, regional and national); HMYOI; Adult and Community Learning and LDD provision. Therefore her strengths lie in collaborative, partnership working and improving the quality and delivery of provision for learners across all age groups and subject areas.  She has carried out many advisory and management roles in specialist and residential provision and is proud to author and co-write many books, e-learning materials and educational films for practitioners.