Jackie moved from primary teaching into secondary as an English teacher and later Head of Teaching and Learning. She was one of the first Advanced Skills Teachers leading and implementing innovative teaching and learning strategies nationwide before becoming a Headteacher of her large secondary school in 2003. She was awarded the OBE in November 2002 for services to education, having trained many teachers and school leaders in the latest strategies for learning and developing emotionally intelligent leadership. She is now an author, trainer and school improvement consultant delivering training all over the world.
Her publications include ‘Creating the Learning School, ‘The Learner’s Toolkit’ and ‘The Competency Curriculum Toolkit’. The latest best-selling books ‘The Perfect (Ofsted) Lesson’, ‘The Perfect Inspection’ ‘The Perfect Teacher Coach and ‘The Perfect Teacher’ are part of a series of practical handbooks edited by Jackie, aimed at achieving outstanding learning for teachers and students. Jackie is currently writing ‘Choose to Grow’ which is focused on developing resilience and learning mindset for students, teachers and everyone that wants to manage their thinking for more success and happiness.
She is currently working on projects with schools developing coaching as a personalised approach to CPD and supporting the development of a ‘growth mindset’ culture for teachers and students. Jackie works with several different organisations including Independent Thinking Ltd, Campaign for Learning, Waterfront Conferences and she runs her own company Jackie Beere Associates with her husband John Beasley, who wrote ‘The Perfect Science Lesson’.