Find out more about the particular specialisms of each member of the Education Partnership by clicking on the links below.

Jake Anders

Jake Anders – Research and Policy Specialist
Jake spent over ten years at The Education Partnership, amassing great experience of our work with clients. He is now an Associate Professor at University College London but continues to provide strategic advice to The Education Partnership.

Martin Ayres – Independent school inspection specialist
Previously Head of Inspection for ISI, Martin prepares schools and colleges for inspection, advising on quality assurance arrangements, measuring outcomes, and auditing.

Jill Bainton – Maintained/Non-Association School Inspection Specialist
Jill has a wealth of experience in inspecting all types of independent schools in a wide age range and can assist schools in complying with the standards and ensuring that they evidence them to show the school’s strengths.

Anita Bird

Anita Bird – Human Resources Specialist Anita is a leading Human Resources professional of some 20 years’ experience, now providing a tailored service across a range of sectors including education and not-for-profit. She is known for her considered and pragmatic approach.

Andrew Maiden

Andrew Maiden – Publishing and Governance Specialist
Andrew Maiden has launched several magazines and books, as well as initiated and organised successful events, all in the field of education, in particular for independent and international schools. He has helped schools with issues of governance and runs training courses for governing bodies.

Laurence McKell

Laurence McKell – Independent School Inspection Specialist
Laurence is an educator with over 20 years of headship and senior management experience. His consultancy specialises in all aspects of school improvement, leadership support and change management.

Dane Oliver – Outdoor Education Specialist
Dane is involved in delivering training courses on Best Practice for those leading educational visits and the monitoring of school self-led adventure activities in both the maintained and the private sectors.

Russell Parke – Personal Development Specialist
Russell is Managing Director of the Youth Corporation Ltd. which specialises in personal development programmes for Young Adults using a wide range of expedition and team building techniques, including the ascent of Mount Everest.

Josh Rigby

Josh Rigby – Policy Specialist and Research Assistant
Since 2011, Josh has voluntarily supported over sixty different colleges and schools, ensuring policies and procedures are in place and in compliance with the ISSR and best practice.