"Trish is an evidenced based practitioner working with senior staff to align their leadership development with quality teaching and learning to secure the learning progress of all pupils. An experienced headteacher, she took an underperforming urban community school to DFES ‘Beacon School Status’ gaining national and international recognition for improving performance through an inclusive approach to staff development, ‘learning centred leadership’ and learning partnerships with pupils. Trish has also led and managed a collaborative of schools as Director of an Educational Action Zone, creating teams, establishing business partnerships, initiating parental engagement programmes and supporting headteachers in raising aspirations, expectations and outcomes for children, their families and communities.
"Trish was also an Assistant Director of the NCSL Primary Leadership Programme and Consultant in the Network Learning Communities Programme and was involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of leadership and school network programmes. Experienced in multi-agency approaches and a qualified coach, Trish has also facilitated change within Primary Health Care Trusts and, as a Local Authority Head of Improvement, led partnerships with health and social care teams as well as ensuring continued improvement in all schools.
Recently, Trish has been Lead Consultant to primary schools in Adventure Learning Schools and has provided consultancy support to schools in Australia. A significant feature of her work has been working with students to express their ‘student voice’ in curriculum design, school improvement and their own learning."
Resources and articles
- Bright Tribe Trish Franey, organizational web page, accessed March 8, 2013.