Workforce Development

Your greatest asset in any business is your employees and their knowledge capital. How we best maximise the worth of this valuable asset is through successful workforce development which delivers improved individual performance and impact on business productivity.  Gillian Forrester Consultancy can provide a range of workforce development strategies to help people progress and reach their full potential.

That’s why I offer a range of support strategies to meet different needs.  From high quality training workshops, to one to one individual mentoring and coaching support.

High Quality Workshop Delivery
My training sessions generate real discussion and debate, and give practitioners an opportunity to take valuable time out to think and reflect on their current practice, and discuss the real issues which they find problematic at times within their working lives.
Talking and sharing ideas supports practitioners to identify their own solutions with actions they genuinely want to take forward to ensure improvements in their practice.
With a background in the delivery of teacher training programmes and workforce development, she is recognised as an expert in the field of teacher development and improvement.
Workshop sessions can be facilitated in all areas of effective classroom practice, curriculum design and implementation.  Workshop sessions are lively and designed to generate debate and discussion allowing practitioners to explore new ideas and evidence based research around best practice in facilitating deep learning which ensures learners learn more and remember more.

Ofsted Inspection Readiness

Understanding the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF – 2019)

What are the truths and myths about inspection? How do we break down the jargon of inspection to know what is expected of us? How can we prepare staff to do well, and to keep their cool at inspection and do their organisation justice? Teachers particularly can get very stressed by the pressure of observations during inspection, how can we help teachers to remain calm, do what they do best and perform well at inspection?

The new Education Inspection Framework has a very different focus and approach to that which we have been familiar.  Practitioners will need to hone their knowledge and skills around effective curriculum design (intent) and delivery (implementation). The new framework has been underpinned by research underlying the key judgement areas in the EIF. This includes a review of international educational effectiveness, curriculum, teacher well-being and managing challenging behaviour and effective teaching.

So what is the research telling us about effective delivery of quality education?

Is it time to review your pedagogical knowledge to ensure the delivery of high quality learning experiences and to deliver a content rich curriculum?

Support from an experienced inspector will help you to demystify the new Inspection Framework and methodology.

Leadership Mentoring and Coaching

As an accredited management coach, Gillian can provide mentoring and coaching support for aspiring team leaders, operational managers and senior leaders across all aspects of the public sector.


Gillian uses her years of experience as a successful leader in her own right to act as a trusted adviser, supporter to both emerging and experienced managers.

Apprenticeship Delivery Support

Effective delivery of high quality Apprenticeship provision.

Whether you are a new or existing apprenticeship provider it is worth taking stock of the quality of your current practice and ensuring that these match the requirements of high quality provision. The bar has been raised substantially over recent years. We have seen the introduction of the new apprenticeship standards and Ofsted are keen to ensure that all apprenticeship provision provides high quality training which develops substantial new knowledge, skills and behaviours.

It is now essential that providers work in synergy with employers to ensure a bespoke and valuable training experience for all new apprentices. Does your provision measure up? Is your provision good enough to meet all the new stringent demands of high quality apprenticeship provision?

Work with an expert in the field.

Adult and Community Learning Specialist Support

Gillian started her career as a tutor in adult community education and is an experienced inspector of adult education.  She therefore understands the nature of this curriculum and its importance in supporting confidence building and the impact on well-being.  She has worked extensively with Newcastle City Learning to support them on a journey to improvement.  She understands the nature of adult community education and how to support those working within it to support some of the most difficult to reach learners.


Safeguarding and PREVENT Training

Making this simple and achievable. How do we get learners to engage with these subjects to ensure that they are able to keep safe and feel safe. What does effective safeguarding look like? Feel like? How doe we ensure that all learners are knowledgeable about the risks in modern day Britain and keep themselves safe at all times. What are the numerous risks that our young people face in modern Britain today? How do organisations not only promote equality and diversity but also provide a truly inclusive environment for learning where learners feel safe and secure and thus thrive in their learning?

Get In Touch To Discuss Your Needs Today!

If you would like to find out more about how we can work together, please fill out my contact form below or call me for a no obligation chat on +44 7795 569444. I look forward to hearing from you.!

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