Steve Phillips skill’s were recognised by OFSTED in March 2017 when describing senior leaders at Fountaindale School saying ‘their vision and actions are inspirational… leaders are passionate in driving through improvements so that every pupil experiences only the highest quality of learning.’ Steve Phillips – Steve is an independent SEND Consultant and the Deputy Principal of Fountaindale School until December 2017; where he had lead responsibility for designing, leading and implementing a new curriculum approach to meet the changing needs of the school’s learners. Besides holding qualifications to degree level, Steve has additional qualifications in educational management and special needs.
Steve’s area of expertise is leading and managing change within a school setting to develop bespoke curricula and assessment tools for learners with profound or severe/complex learning difficulties and disabilities that forms part of a school’s vision. Specifically, in curriculum terms, how to design, implement and deliver non-subject specific and pre-subject curriculum models of learning, within the context of the National Curriculum, a Curriculum for Excellence and the Rochford Review outcomes; and the educational rationale behind these approaches. He is able to work with school teams in drafting school curriculum and assessment policies, deliver whole school INSET on curriculum and assessment, as well as the nature and role of learning environments. In terms of leadership, Steve is experienced in working with school leaders to audit provision in order to formulate a school vision; to explore how this is shared and understood and implemented through change management strategies. He is also able to explore concepts of non-judgemental teaching; provision mapping and the importance of ‘data’ capture using a variety of strategies including observation, learning walks and engagement tools.