Our Associate Team

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VNET Associates are a critical part of the network. They work alongside school leaders to support their improvement priorities. Associates help schools to establish projects by acting as a facilitator, a sounding board or providing external challenge and validation.

It takes a certain kind of person to be able to manage all of that, and to have credibility with the experienced leaders and teachers of our member schools. As such, VNET have a considerable wealth of Associates which assist schools in the network – all with practical educational and consultative experience and unique specialisms to call upon.

Every network school has a programme of challenge and support tailored to its priorities, so it is vitally important that VNET has a real breadth of knowledge and experience to call upon covering all of the main aspects of provision in education. VNET Associates are carefully selected; they have a track record of high impact delivery, and are quality assured by the VNET core team and Senior Associates to ensure that the services they provide deliver the results schools want.

Alongside our partners, they are a vital part of the network – supporting projects, helping to generate school-to-school support, and delivering tangible impact on the direct needs of network members.

To read more about the work of our Associates, and what network members get from their membership, please view some of our Case Studies or you can see some of their profiles below.

If you think you could add value to our Associate team, and have a track record of high quality consultative delivery in schools, then please Contact Us.

Marion DaweSenior Associate
Specialisms: Leadership & Management, Headteacher Support, Middle Leadership, School Finance, Early Years, Phonics, Reading, Primary
Ann KeenSenior Associate
Specialisms: Pupil Premium, Disadvantaged Pupils, LAC, Safeguarding, SEND, Primary, Performance Management
Steve AbbottAssociate
Specialisms: Inspection, Complaints/Investigations, Governance, Improvement Boards, Data Analysis, Maths, Primary, Secondary
Emma AdcockAssociate
Specialisms: Teaching & Learning, Literacy, Subject Leadership, Primary
Nick ButtAssociate
Specialisms: Inspection, Leadership & Management, Headteacher Support, Assessment, Data Analysis, Primary
Becky CrabtreeAssociate
Specialisms: Teaching & Learning, Maths, Subject Leadership, Primary, KS1 Moderation
Phil DaviesAssociate
Specialisms: Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Assurance, Leadership Development, Curriculum Reviews, Inspection, Primary, Secondary
Surinder DhingraAssociate
Specialisms: Inspection, Peer Challenge, SEND, Arts, Evaluation of Teaching, Primary, Secondary
Kim FrazerAssociate
Specialisms: Leadership Coaching, Effective Confrontation, Leadership Skills, Early Years, Primary
Mary-Jo HillAssociate
Specialisms: Teacher Coaching, Teaching & Learning, Primary, Secondary
Rosemary KettAssociate
Specialisms: Leadership & Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Headteacher Performance, Primary
Bob LinnellAssociate
Specialisms: Leadership & Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Headteacher Performance, Complaints/Investigations, Primary, Secondary
Jennifer PerryAssociate
Specialisms: SEN, Inclusion, English, Leadership & Management, Behaviour, Attendance, Safeguarding, Secondary
Mike RoseAssociate
Specialisms: Pupil Premium, Leadership & Management, Governance, Improvement Boards, Curriculum Reviews, Primary, Secondary
Geof TimmsAssociate
Specialisms: Inspections, SEF, SIDP, Data Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Assurance, Peer Challenge, Primary
Julie WestropAssociate
Specialisms: Parental Engagement, Community Cohesion, Primary