Chris Penter is an experienced school leader, trainer, inspector and consultant. After teaching and leadership roles in both maintained and independent schools in the UK and abroad, he spent 15 years as Headteacher of a highly successful secondary school in the north of England. Chris has also held the post of Executive Principal at the British International School in Shanghai, the English International School in Prague and the British International School in Abu Dhabi. He is a founder of the Centre for Educational Leadership at Manchester University and has worked extensively on leadership programs with the National College of School Leadership. In 2005 he joined Nord Anglia Education as Deputy Director of Inspections with responsibility for the conduct and quality assurance of secondary school inspections in the north of England and Further Education Colleges nationwide. Latterly Chris was Director of Education then Director of Quality responsible for school improvement, quality assurance and professional development in Nord Anglia schools around the world. Chris is particularly interested in support for school leadership, school self evaluation and development and bespoke problem management consultancy.
David Singleton is a published poet, teacher, inspector and manager. After teaching in both maintained and independent schools, he joined HM Inspectorate in 1987, and held national responsibilities, over 18 years for classics, independent schools, inner city education, the education of ethnic minority children, PRUs, educational disadvantage, equality of opportunity, school reorganisation, the inspection of Local Education Authorities and Post-Compulsory Education. As Deputy Director, Education, he led on the introduction of Section 5 inspection. In 2005 he joined Nord Anglia Education as Principal Education Adviser (latterly Education Director) and sat on the Executive Committee of the Company. David helped set up a number of new businesses in the Middle East, worked extensively in Europe, the Far East and China, and had overall responsibility for education in Nord Anglia schools worldwide. David is especially interested in inspection, school improvement and international education."
Ann Wallis is an experienced teacher, school inspector, trainer and consultant in the UK and abroad. She has held senior management positions as headteacher, deputy headteacher and head of sixth form. She has extensive and recent experience of leading over 100 inspections in primary and secondary schools in the UK. Ann trains both new and experienced inspectors in the UK and abroad. She performance manages inspectors, quality assures inspections and the subsequent written reports and monitors the work of category schools. She has also worked with schools as an independent consultant specialising in leadership and management and teaching and learning. Her international work in India included subject and whole school audits, the appointment of senior staff, and the delivery of leadership training. She has inspected International Schools in Hungary and schools in Saudi Arabia. Ann has worked with primary and secondary schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and monitored projects to raise achievement in Emirati schools.
Anne Yeomans is an education consultant currently leading and developing the Early Years education and care strategy for a large national chain of nurseries. Until May 2010 she was the Director of Education Development Services and Director of Quality at Nord Anglia Education. She is a former HMI with almost 18 years experience of inspecting schools and teacher education and managing large scale national and international surveys. She helped set up both the previous and current primary teacher training inspection cycles and has extensive experience of training, managing and evaluating large numbers of attached inspectors. She was an adviser to Ministers on all aspects of teacher training and development and had national responsibility for newly qualified teachers. She has established and quality assured inspection management systems in the UK, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and has led the development of Early Years education in Qatar. She is a highly experienced coach, mentor and trainer. She has been a consultant, assessor and external examiner for schools, universities, colleges and local authorities.