Testimonials

Victoria Miller – Head Teacher – Oscott Manor School

“Ellen is a skilled professional who has worked with our school over time to share good practice, train staff and enable us to secure compliance. She gives clear guidance, follows up all visits with written reports detailing strengths and areas for development and manages to remain non-judgemental and supportive whilst maintaining high expectations. Ellen has certainly helped us to strengthen our safeguarding processes”

Claire Cowlard – Head teacher St Francis C of E Primary School & Nursery

“I have known Ellen for several years and I have always admired her professionalism when communicating with different stakeholders in school. She is extremely knowledgeable about all areas of the Single Central Record and explains all ‘technical’ aspects in a clear and precise manner. I have, on numerous occasions, emailed Ellen with a query and she is very quick to respond. Her audit reports are written in a timely manner and she is always available to talk through any aspects of a report. Her training is excellent; incorporating all the latest updates. Ellen is a conscientious individual, who is clearly passionate about her work.”

Kam Marwha – School Business Manager – Dame Ellen Pinsent

“I have had the pleasure of working with Ellen for many years now; her advice on matters relating to safeguarding has been invaluable, her safeguarding briefings are full of information as well as having knowledge about new legislation. She is approachable and extremely helpful.  I always look forward to working with Ellen and attending her briefings, workshops or her presentations at the Birmingham Bursars Conference, it is never a bother to her no matter how small your question maybe. Increasing regulations and pressures make it a challenging time for schools which is why you need a specialist advisor like Ellen to guide and help you through.”

Jacinta Hill Office Manager – Priestley Smith

“I would like to say how much I value the advice and support from Ellen regarding safeguarding in our school. I am responsible for the maintenance of the Staff Central Record and ensuring that it is up to date, incorporating any new changes. I am pleased to say that Ellen first came into school several years ago and since then has offered invaluable advice and support on these matters. Ellen has carried audits on our records, and advises us of any changes required in line with new regulations. Ellen is always very supportive and she is an asset to the school.  I would highly recommend Ellen. She is an expert in her field and is always willing to help.”

Nesrim Mesnani – Strategic Business Manager – City of Birmingham School

“I have never been to any other briefing where the presenter has the audience captivated and hanging on their every word. I think your name will go down in history”