Board of Education
I came to give life - life in all its fullness (John 10:10)

Keith Ransom

My career has been entirely in Primary Education working in Aided, Controlled and County schools. I have worked as a class teacher, subject leader, Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher before being asked by the Kent Local Authority to be part of a new initiative where successful Headteachers supported other local schools – The Primary Excellence Project. This led to other senior roles within Kent, including Primary Strategy Manager and Senior Improvement Adviser.

As the Primary Strategy Manager I was responsible for establishing Reading Recovery and Numbers Count across the County and leading a large team of numeracy and literacy advisers to provide training and support to introduce the renewed framework for the National Curriculum.

As an Improvement Adviser I have worked with a wide range of schools, all sizes and in all categories. I qualified as an Ofsted inspector a few years ago and was accredited as a School Improvement Partner when they existed. I have also been trained as a coach to support leaders. Most recently I have been heavily involved with supporting Governors in the appointment of new Headteachers, assisting Governors with the Headteacher appraisal process and undertaking school improvement activities in a handful of schools.

I specialise in the following areas:

  • School improvement planning
  • Quality of teaching
  • Leadership and coaching
  • Appraisal
  • Headteacher appointments