Anne Gadsden

Anne has had significant experience across the primary phase, including the Foundation Stage, as a teacher, headteacher, adviser and local authority manager. Anne has fourteen years’ experience as a head teacher of four very contrasting schools.  Her last appointment was to a school in serious weaknesses and under her leadership it was judged as good by OfSTED. 

Anne joined Cheshire County Council as a senior adviser and had a portfolio of thirty schools, during that time she qualified as a school improvement partner. She has experience as a senior manager for Cheshire East managing the behaviour improvement team, education welfare service and the primary strategy team. Her final post was that of Monitoring & Interventions Manager for all 150 schools in Cheshire East. Anne also represented the local authority on SACRE (the standing advisory council on religious education).

Anne is a governor of three schools, two in Cheshire East and one in Staffordshire, where she continues her drive to improve outcomes for all children. She is the chair of governors at two of the schools. Two of the schools are part of a large MAT of 19 schools the other is a Local Authority maintained school.

Anne works an independent consultant working in schools in Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Shropshire and Stoke. She is experienced in undertaking External Reviews of Governance, supports governors with Headteacher Performance Management, has acted as Investigating Officer for an LA and led a DfE funded project on Pupil Premium, she also carries out Pupil Premium reviews. 

What our clients are saying about Anne…

“It was a great course, good content, pace and structure. Well presented.”

Governor in Cheshire East

“Very enthusiastically delivered with important information shared clearly and concisely. Lots of links given to find out more where relevant.”

Governor in Cheshire East

“Really informative, well paced and more interactive than most training courses/updates I’ve attended. Some very good and interesting contributions from other attendees that will definitely help me as a governor. Slides clear and informative, very experienced and knowledgeable presenter.”

Governor in Salford

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