Education Experience

Teaching & Learning Experience

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I have experience working in 5 secondary schools across the country all of which were very different. As well as leading teaching and learning within my subject specialism of D&T, I also have a experience leading teaching and learning at whole school level, including coaching others to maximise their potential.

I am known for my innovative approach in the classroom which was rewarded with a Guardian Teaching Award for the East Midlands. 

As a consultant I regularly train and coach in educational settings helping individuals and organisations work towards outstanding. I am also a published author and regularly create resources, some of which I share for free, and some which I sell. 

As well as work within my subject specialism I am known for my work focusing on:

  • Assessment for Learning
  • Higher level thinking strategies - including the use of Bloom's Taxonomy, thinking hats & other strategies that support the development of 
  • Independent learning  and the development of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills 
  • Strategies that support the learning of C/D borderline students as well as high flyers
  • Strategies that engage boys 
  • Individual and group training and coaching on teaching and learning 
  • Professional development through coaching

Leadership Experience

As well as supporting teachers in my subject specialism of D&T I have experience as a senior leader leading whole school teaching & learning initiatives. I also have extensive experience supporting schools and individuals in all aspects of professional development through coaching. In addition to leadership experience in schools I have also worked as a retail manager in industry. My work as a leader has been recognised by a leadership award from the Design & Technology Association.

My leadership roles have included: Assistant Principal (Lutterworth College, Leicestershire, 14-19 school with over 2000 students) leading Assessment for Learning & coaching, Advanced Skills Teacher, Head of Department, Second in Faculty, Assistant Exams Coordinator (whole school role), Retail manager

Coaching Experience

I am a qualified Executive Coach with a Post Graduate Certificate at Distinction level from Nottingham Trent University. I also have over 15 years experience coaching individuals & developing & leading organisational coaching programmes both in education & non education settings. 

I have coached and trained a wide range of individuals, teams and organisations in a wide variety of contexts, both in education and in corporate settings, and I am passionate about the impact coaching can have on maximising potential and embedding change. 

Examples of coaching contexts I have worked in:

  • Talent management & development
  • Individuals, teams & organisations in challenging circumstances
  • Performance Review
  • Stress management
  • Time management & organisational skills
  • Managing others/managing a department
  • Managing meetings
  • Career development
  • Leadership development (including potential leaders, new leaders, middle leaders, senior leaders)
  • Creating organisational coaching programmes
  • Developing handbooks and systems for coaching
  • Creating impact measurement tools
  • Creating and delivering training programmes
  • Supervision & Action Learning Sets
  • Specialist area of expertise coaching within schools & supporting the development of teaching and learning 

What people say about my work in education

Julie is one of the most outstanding and innovative classroom teachers that I have had the pleasure to observe.  ……..  As a consequence her students obtain very successful outcomes and also develop their learning skills to a high level.  (Acting Principal, Lutterworth College)

Before the term ends I want to say thank you for sticking with (student name) and supporting her through the last two years in the 6th Form.  It's been a difficult time and she hit very low points from time to time.  Without your support and trust in her ability to get through we wouldn't have made it.  There are others who've helped, but you have been a shining light in sometimes a very dark place. (Parent of student taught by Julie Boyd)

You go out of your way to make things interesting in lessons which I like. You make us work hard but it is because you want us to do well. You listen to what we say and try and change things if we don’t think it is right. You make us behave but lessons are good so we don’t usually mess about anyway. (Student taught by Julie Boyd)

I thought it was a very comprehensive day with lots of examples and tips.

Lots of ideas and ways to vary existing topics.

I feel a lot more inspired now!

Very professionally presented.

Excellent teacher. Easy to listen to, excellent resources.

(One day GCSE course on maximising results & increasing pace and creativity in lessons)

The delivery was pitched at the exact level we wanted, pace was perfect and materials were excellent. However, the proof of the pudding is in the eating ……….. we have already had a flurry of peer observations. In addition we have now designated a member of support staff to administer the arrangements of observations and further coaching sessions. We have tried to launch this type of initiative previously and not had this level of success. You and your colleagues ….. have helped us bring this positive change and I grateful for the time you gave us. (Newbridge High School – whole staff training session on peer observation)

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