School Improvement Officers (SIOs)

We work closely with the University of Worcester to broker a wide range of school improvement work through Worcester's team of School Improvement Officers (SIOs).

Contact us to discuss your requirements and we will put together a bespoke package matching your needs to the appropriate SIO in consultation with Tom Whittingham, Head of External Developments at the University of Worcester.

Chris Harries (Sessional Lecturer & OFSTED Inspector)

Chris Harries has more than thirty years' experience in education and is Director of his own consultancy company.  His consultancy specialises in school improvement, particularly designing high quality leadership development.  He is able to provide bespoke support for leaders at all levels in schools and Local Authorities.

Chris was Manager for School Leadership at Wiltshire Council for five years and before that spent five years as a general advisor and senior advisor in Wiltshire.  Before joining the advisory service Chris was a headteacher for fifteen years in a range of schools in different parts of the UK, and a teacher for ten years.

Chris has worked with a number of providers to design and deliver leadership programmes and is currently a sessional lecturer for Worcester University.  Chris has an MBA in Educational Leadership and is a practicing qualified coach with the Institute of Leadership and Management. 

Chris is a trained OFSTED inspector and has significant experience of working with HMI, teaching school alliances, academies and education sponsors.  He has significant school improvement experience in England and Wales..

To work with an exceptional School Improvement Officer please contact Amy Tapscott (Pickwick LTSA Director) e: - t: 01249 712387

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