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Education Improvement Service team roles

Overview of roles/responsibilities.

Contact the officer directly or telephone +44 1624 685796 orĀ +44 1624 685353 for assistance.

Geoff Moorcroft, Director of Education

Telephone:+44 1624 693834

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  • Deputises for the CEO as required
  • Provides strategic leadership to the DEC
  • Provides advice to the Minister and Department Members on educational strategy and policy
  • As Head of the EIS, is responsible for its strategic leadership and for ensuring the quality of provision delivered by the service
  • Undertakes inspection, review and validation exercises in schools
  • Contributes to review and validation exercises in schools
  • Coordinates the appointment process for senior school based staff
  • Link Adviser to a group of primary and secondary schools providing support and challenge to secure school improvement and validating the judgments in each school's Self Review and Evaluation
  • Coordinates development of Philosophy for Children (P4C) across all schools
Joel Smith, School Improvement Adviser (Secondary)

Telephone:+44 1624 685655

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  • Link Adviser to a group of schools providing support and challenge to secure school improvement and validating the judgments in each school's Self Review and Evaluation
  • Analyses examination results and holds schools to account as well as reporting back to the Department
  • Contributes to review and validation exercises in secondary schools
  • Coordinates the DEC procedures to support pupils' transition for Year 6 to Year 7
  • Coordinates the Headstart Programmes for pupils about to enter KS3 who are below Level 4 in English or Maths
  • Coordinates support for primary newly qualified teachers and assures the quality of this provision to ensure that the Department fulfils its role as the 'Appropriate Body'
  • Represents the DEC on the Religious Education & Advisory Committee (REAC)
  • Coordinates support for secondary newly qualified teachers
  • Line manages the ICT Advisory Teachers
Jan Gimbert, School Improvement Adviser (Secondary)

Telephone:+44 1624 686280

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  • Link Adviser to a group of secondary schools providing support and challenge to secure school improvement and validating the judgments in each school's Self Review and Evaluation
  • Analyses examination results and holds schools to account as well as reporting back to the Department
  • Contributes to review and validation exercises in secondary schools
  • Coordinates CPD opportunities for secondary staff including ensuring access to specific training related to external examination systems
  • Coordinates the development of leadership programmes for secondary middle leaders
  • Line Manages the Health Education Officer and provides support and strategic guidance with regard to areas of work which extend beyond the DEC
  • Contributes to the DEC's approach to Employability in secondary schools
  • Chairs 14-19 Consortium
  • Link Adviser to the Music Service
Chrissy Callaghan, School Improvement Adviser (Primary)

Telephone:+44 1624 686271

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  • Link Adviser to a group of primary schools providing support and challenge to secure school improvement and validating the judgments in each school's Self Review and Evaluation
  • Contributes to review and validation exercises in schools
  • Coordinates support and development for Early Years professionals including those in private and voluntary settings and moderation of assessment in schools
  • Leads the development, implementation and mentoring of the Early Years Quality Mark
  • Line manages the Head of the Manx Language Unit
  • Liaises closely with Services for Children on Inclusion in schools
  • Contributes to the appointment process for senior, primary, school based staff
Karen Riordan, School Improvement Adviser (Primary)

Telephone:+44 1624 686086

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  • Link Adviser to a group of primary schools providing support and challenge to secure school improvement and validating the judgments in each school's Self Review and Evaluation
  • Contributes to review and validation exercises in schools
  • Coordinates support and development for English, including overseeing the work of the English moderation team
  • Coordinates support for primary newly qualified teachers and assures the quality of this provision to ensure that the Department fulfils its role as the 'Appropriate Body'
  • Supports collaboration and partnerships between schools
  • Contributes to the appointment process for senior, primary, school based staff
Caroline Savin, School Improvement Adviser (Primary)

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  • Link Adviser to a group of primary schools providing support and challenge to secure school improvement and validating the judgments in each school's Self Review and Evaluation
  • Contributes to review and validation exercises in schools
  • Coordinates the Department's approaches to assessment and its application across all aspects of primary education
  • Coordinates support and development for maths and science, including overseeing the work of the maths moderation team
  • Line Manages the Advisory Teacher (Manx Curriculum)
  • Contributes to the DEC's approach to careers in primary schools
  • Contributes to the appointment process for senior, primary, school based staff
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