Terri is a passionate lifelong learner, teacher, consultant, change worker, trainer and coach. She is a leader, a mother and grandmother, a published writer and artist. She has recently completed a course at Regents University in London which led to the qualification of Clarity Coach based on three basic principles and has run a retreat in Sri Lanka this year for busy professionals this year.
She has worked as a successful acting head teacher and before that she worked for four years as a Vice Principal (teaching and learning) at an academy in Norfolk. The leadership and management of the academy have been described as ‘Good’ under her leadership. She is renowned for her dynamic and practical training sessions. Terri became an Advanced Skills Teacher in 1999, working with leadership teams and staff to share ideas and current thinking in learning.
Prior to this Terri graduated from Loughborough College of Art with a first class honours degree and worked as the Head of Art in a community college in Leicestershire until she began to take her creativity into other areas of the curriculum. She has 20 years’ experience of working in education finding and developing children’s individual gifts and prior to that worked with adults with profound and multiple learning difficulties. Terri’s Masters Work on Adolescent Development (The Identity Project) was written into the National Curriculum in 1999 and is used by schools all around the country. Her absolute passion is looking at the brain and how it works in teaching and learning for both adults and children to help them to discover their hidden talents. Her work is informed by study, practical experience and research. In order to make the best of individual gifts, a person needs to know what to look for and how to make those gifts work for them.
Terri was nominated for the National Teaching Awards for five consecutive years running. She creates a wonderful rapport and relationships with both staff and students. She truly puts them first and seeks out the conversations that are needed to improve learning. She is compassionate, respectful and challenging – being beside someone and sticking to that. Helping them to find the best of themselves. Terri was fundamental to developing the Student commission for an academy in Norfolk, which involved the students talking about learning; a serious group with real aims. It began as a small group of 7 and has grown to over 70 and continues to expand with eager students keen to take a serious role in learning.
She introduced Independent Learning Projects into an academy, from their first Big Project to a whole academy Community Day which included work with primaries, secondary’s, and further education.
Terri enjoys travelling to support teachers in other remote areas and has been responsible for twinning schools in Nepal with the UK. Although she has attained a level 7 ILM in executive coaching and mentoring, has studied ‘Strategic Intervention’ coaching she says that the Principles behind Clarity Coaching are the missing link.
In the past Terri has trained as a Master Practitioner and Certified Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming.