Sarah Quinn

Trainer / Associate Consultant

Sarah delivers training and support to schools across the UK and internationally. She believes that training and development should be bespoke and sustainable. She works closely with leadership teams, practitioners and teachers to raise the quality of their practice and, therefore, outcomes for children.

She sits on governing and trustee boards, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is currently working in several schools to improve children’s chances of attaining ‘greater depth.’ This research has developed into a ‘Greater Depth’ programme used in schools to advance the work of middle leaders and improve teaching, the curriculum, leadership and metacognition.

Sarah previously worked for Ofsted as a managing inspector and for CfBT Inspection Services as the central senior managing inspector, delivering training to inspectors, quality-assuring inspection work, and performance-managing a large team of inspectors. Sarah has extensive experience inspecting full primary schools, children’s centres and early years provisions, maintained, independent and registered. Sarah was a highly successful primary school teacher and leader.

Sarah has presented training to many audiences, including inspectors, local authorities, headteachers, teachers, children’s centre leaders and other education consultants. Her training covers a range of areas, including Ofsted preparation, teaching, curriculum, assessment and early years. She also holds a Chartered Management Institute Organisational Development professional level 7 qualification. She uses this to help organisations develop coaching, peer-to-peer support systems and workable structures and systems.

Sarah has delivered training internationally and has an excellent reputation across the UK. She has written articles for Primary and Early Years Educator and Nursery World and has a variety of publications available.

Sarah has an enhanced DBS disclosure.