The KAA Team are all highly skilled professionals. Each member of the team brings their own unique experience and knowledge together with a shared passion for learning and quality.
We have specialists who provide excellence in – classroom practice, supporting support staff, developing middle leaders, EYFS, primary curriculum, secondary curriculum, assessment, evaluation of impact, coaching, team building, developing senior leaders and much more.
You can be sure any member of the KAA Team will deliver your professional learning event or consultancy to the high standards expected by KAA.
The KAA Team regularly meet and work together to keep updated and share current thinking.
Have a look at our individual biographies and passions…..
Knowledge and Passion for Excellence
Meet the KAA Team
Drawing on her wide experience as a teacher and leader in all phases of education, Karen designs and delivers outstanding and inspirational leadership programmes focused on change and improvement.
Her previous projects have included working with the education ministries of England, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kenya through NCTL. She is currently designing a leadership and quality assurance programme for United Nations school.
Recent international work has involved teachers and leaders from over sixty countries and KAA work successfully in partnership with several Teaching Schools and Multi Academy Trusts in England, as well as individual schools.
Having previously worked for two large international companies, her expertise in growing and developing new business is raising the profile of KAA and CPLP. Kate is also an outstanding team leader and facilitator within the retail field. She is leading the growth and development of KAA and CPLP services and programmes and ‘lovin it’!
His research is concerned with Professional Agency: Exploring the Impact of Coaching on the Leadership, Learning and Self-Efficacy of School Leaders who Coach. He has been a team inspector for OfSTED and the Independent Schools Inspectorate. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and coaches several clients, helping them to promote desirable and sustainable change.
Outside of school, David is a keen road cyclist and musician. He plays in a rock band when time allows and enjoys long rides with friends in a cycling club.
Sue has recently undertaken consultancy and professional development for KAA in China, Egypt, Rio and Europe.
Previously, Basman was the English Consultant for the National Strategy, working with 14 London schools, advising senior and middle managers.
A qualified ISI inspector (Independent School Inspectorate), she has developed relevant experiences of leading and inspecting British schools overseas, and of successful implementation of BSO standards.
Recently Basman has delivered the KAA Middle Leader in various International locations including Dubai and Athens, receiving excellent feedback.
Teaching has been a lifelong passion for Basia and she is a committed to seeing every pupil flourish as well rounded and confident individuals.
… and when not working or with his family Brian can be found hanging from rock faces by his fingertips!
His award winning book ‘Oops! Getting Children to Learn Accidentally’ is published by Crown House Publishing and has proved very popular with educators around the world and now is a feature on the reading list of many university teacher training courses.
He was recently described as ‘..a world leader in enthusiasm’.
As an excellent practitioner, Carly combines classroom practice with preparing graduate trainees to become outstanding teachers through the SCITT programme.
Increasingly Carly is facilitating highly-regarded programmes, internationally and in the UK, focussing on best practices for teachers and leaders.
Her passion and practice ensure that all pupils in her Key Stage make good and rapid progress.
Charlotte works with her local Teaching School Alliance in a Research and Development Role, exploring the effectiveness of classroom strategies and initiatives.
She also facilitates outstanding classroom practice programmes for KAA.
As a team they provide inspirational leadership to their staff and extend this support to other schools too. Ann has worked with all staff at her school to design a “Continuum of Learning” and differentiated input lessons to ensure outstanding progress for all learners.
As a KAA Associate, Ann has successfully facilitated programmes in UK and Internationally to inspire and enthuse teachers in both primary and secondary schools.
Provision for young children at her school has been judged to be outstanding by HMI, Ofsted, giving all young learners an excellent start to their education.
As an Early Years Practitioner, a qualified teacher and with a first degree in Childhood Studies, Fay returned to Leeds University to complete a Masters Degree in Early Years Education.
Fay is an experienced and accomplished facilitator and initial teacher trainer. She also acts as a Professional Mentor for newly qualified teachers in her school.
Fay’s passion for early excellence is motivational and infectious.
As a KAA facilitator, Martin provides programmes and consultancy focused on the provision of all aspects of safeguarding, inclusion and behaviour for learning.
Catherine’s previous nursery school was run as an outdoor setting, incorporating Forest School principles. It was judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted in three separate inspections.
She is passionate about early childhood education, and getting things right for young children as they embark upon their education
Isabelle also leads a highly effective department and has built a successful team who are similarly focused on developing the craft of teaching.
Recently Isabelle has been appointed manager of a project disseminating good practice for New to English in a group of secondary schools.