Vanessa Huws-Jones

Trainer & Associate Consultant

Vanessa has a wealth of experience from 16 years of teaching in Doncaster, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire, including nine successful years in headship. Ofsted judged her school to have made ‘outstanding progress since the last inspection’ under her ‘excellent leadership and management’.

Vanessa draws on a vast experience at Local Authority level, having worked as an adviser/school improvement partner in North Yorkshire and Leeds for seven years. Vanessa’s last post was Head of the School Improvement Service for 0-11 in Leeds, leading a team of advisers and teaching and learning consultants.

Vanessa also works with BI Business School in Norway leading the London module of the Master of Management Programme in School Leadership, lecturing and facilitating on various themes with groups of senior leaders, aspiring head teachers and experienced head teachers.

She has worked in a broad and diverse range of schools on several professional development projects and is an able and passionate speaker. She is well placed to lead INSET days and work alongside schools to provide consultancy work to support high-quality leadership. Her key area of expertise is the effective use of the pupil premium.

Vanessa has an enhanced DBS disclosure.