Board of Education
Promoting Christian distinctiveness through excellent education in the Diocese of Rochester

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