About Gillian Forrester Consultancy
Gillian is an inspiring and high performing individual who has a proven track record in performance improvement within the Learning and Skills Sector.
She has worked in the Further Education sector for over 28 years in a wide range of settings and roles, which has allowed her to gain a wealth of experience. Over her career, she has secured a reputation for being an expert in the field of initial teacher education and the development of teacher practice. She is dedicated to providing excellent learner experiences and has a proven track record in the development of outstanding teacher practice.
Gillian was previously a curriculum manager and then Strategy Manager for Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Gateshead College, and part of the senior management team who secured an outstanding judgement for overall effectiveness in 2015. She developed and led the improvement strategy for teaching, learning and assessment.
Gillian also held the role of Assistant Principal, Curriculum Operations at East Durham College, taking overall responsibility for Houghall Campus (land-based), foundation learning and apprenticeships in 2017-18.
Gillian is particularly experienced in the delivery of high-quality training sessions for both curriculum managers and practitioners. She has a passion for supporting others to fulfil their potential. She is an experienced coach and enjoys helping others to improve performance through effective performance management and coaching.
Gillian is experienced in the training of observers and facilitation of effective observation and lesson visit procedures, both to judge the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and to develop teacher practice.
Give Gillian a call to discuss your requirements, she is more than happy to talk your individual needs through and see how she might be able to support your journey to providing high quality education opportunities for learners.
“Gillian is always well prepared and professional. She is full of ideas rooted in reality”
It was very soon apparent that Gillian was highly focussed. Gillian’s detailed knowledge of, and passion for, teaching and learning shone through to all she worked with.
Caroline Miller, Service Manager Adult Learning, Newcastle City Learning