Primary School Leader Support


Karen has a wide range of skills that will be central to the success of ‘Busy Lives!’. She is logical, methodical and organised and has an excellent eye for detail. Whether it is a question of planning and implementing new storage or filing systems for the home or workplace or suggesting ways of improving life-work balance through better time-management, her advice will be clear and based on personal experience. Karen looks for creative and practical solutions to problems and works efficiently to put them in place. Any task she undertakes will be carried out to the highest standards. Having known and worked with Karen for many years I can recommend her as someone who is utterly trustworthy and a pleasure to work with.

Rosemary Chapman, Vice Chair of Governors


I have known Karen professionally over the last 16 years. During this time I have witnessed first-hand her growth as a leader in successfully addressing a raft of challenges in order to run such a large city primary school following expansion. The growth of the school was a huge undertaking and Karen demonstrated a very considered and strategic approach in her thinking and planning.

As Chair of the P6P, a group of 6 schools committed to working in partnership, I have always valued Karen’s contribution. Her exemplary professionalism ensured that she was extremely well read and prepared for all meetings, displaying a real meticulousness for detail. Combined with many other positive attributes such as being insightful, analytical, and creative Karen supported the group to become extremely effective in delivering its ambitious intended outcomes to the benefit of so many within our school communities.

Efficiency and effectiveness are key aspects of Karen’s professional role and she is committed to supporting others in order to manage their lives.

Gary Fullwood, Executive Head Teacher & Chair of the P6P


Karen excels at bringing a high degree of skill, efficiency and organisation to everything she does.  She is very good at analysing challenging problems and situations accurately and finding solutions and bringing order to them systematically. Her attention to detail is exceptional and all her work is carried out to a very high professional standard.

It’s always a pleasure to work with Karen and I have no hesitation in recommending her services.

Edith Pagliacci, Chair of Governors


Important aspects that can impact on a school ethos and forward direction which often become the bottom of the list to do

There are certain weeks of the academic year where you could really do with a duplicate of yourself. Or, it may be that a key member of your leadership team is absent.

The day to day running of the school continues but in the background the paperwork is mounting up & adding additional pressures you just do not need.

I am in position to help you.

  • Analyse data outcomes & report back key findings and actions required
  • Research staff opinion and attitude on an area of your choice
  • Conduct your staff appraisal cycle on your behalf
  • Preparation & paperwork for the recruitment and retention of staff
  • Construct, analyse, report on stakeholder surveys
  • Be there as a sounding board to listen & support you
  • Mentor new leaders to the school with their JD’s or National Qualifications
  • Chairing or minute taking meetings
  • Something not listed you need help with, just ask!

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