Janet Goodliffe

With 15 years’ experience as an Assistant Headteacher, Janet is well-versed in the challenges leadership teams face in the rapidly changing educational landscape. Her last school was the top performing school for Progress 8 in its county and in the top 5% of schools nationally. With a proven track record in supporting students to exceed expectations, Janet is a passionate advocate of the power of pastoral care.

Janet has extensive expertise in safeguarding, improving attendance and embedding provision for disadvantaged students. For Janet, student mental health is at the heart of the school improvement. Skilled in designing and implementing health and well-being programmes, Janet is confident that only a whole-school approach that is adopted wholeheartedly by everyone brings about the levels of success and happiness that all children deserve.

Janet has been responsible for the strategic management of multi-million pounds budgets and has overseen large building projects from design to reality. Acutely aware of the challenges of operating with reduced resources, Janet is a champion of creative solutions to income generation and has significant experience of working with governors to take a long-term, strategic approach to school expansion. With a thorough understanding of the process of academisation and of cross-phase collaboration, Janet is well placed to advise and guide schools and MATs that are embarking on institutional change. Janet’s robust approach to school change is anchored by her deep-seated belief that all decisions must be taken in the best interests of the child.

Janet’s areas of expertise include: whole school approaches to student emotional health and wellbeing; recruiting, training and supporting governors; finance and resource management; pupil premium reviews; academisation and system-leadership; safeguarding and attendance.