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About Valad Solutions

info_512pxGREYValad Solutions was formed in 2009 by a group of four like minded individuals who collectively held greater than 100 years of experience working in education.

Our team has grown to include a number of Associate Directors who bring new knowledge and expertise to Valad Solutions. The establishing Directors of the Company include Geoff Emmett, Leon Kildea, Emma Richardson and Bruce Kiloh.
Our Associate Directors include Carol Every, Mandy Dunn, Joan Sibley, Heather Norbury, Margaret Mackenzie, Robyn Timmins, Lucy Glover and Jacqui Holston. Biographies of our team can be found in the ‘Our Team’ tab of this site. Valad Solutions is well known and respected for the high level consultancy services it offers to our clients.

 

TRIBUTE – ANDREW IUS

It is with much sadness we receive the news of Andrew’s passing.

Andrew joined Valad Solutions in 2014 after a distinguished career in education in Victoria, Australia and internationally.

After teaching at Williamstown High School he joined the Disadvantaged Schools Program (Supplementary Grants) where he undertook a range of duties as Executive Officer.  He brought to the position an understanding of the causes of educational disadvantage and creative approaches to addressing it.   His capacity to analyse, organise and manage was complimented by his compassion and ability to bring people with him.

Andrew was instrumental in establishing the Victorian Institute of Teaching, undertaking the research on approaches and legislation related to its creation and, after its establishment, was appointed as its first CEO.  He was widely respected for his capacity to lead a new organisation and to help others see the vision and buy in.

In all positions Andrew held, he brought a profound sense of social justice, a strong work ethic and consummate professionalism.  His humility and gentleness were balanced by his willingness to accept a challenge and see tasks through to their conclusions. All of these attributes were evident in the way he supported schools with which he worked as a school reviewer during his time with Valad Solutions.  After his diagnosis, Andrew maintained the high work standard he expected of himself in his duties as a school reviewer.

We have lost a great contributor to Victorian education, a highly valued colleague and a close friend.  He recently proudly celebrated the birth of his grandson Henry, a reminder of the strong caring and loving relationship he had with his immediate and extended family. We send our condolences to Andrew’s wife, Helen, son Adriano and daughter Pia.

Our Services

Research and Evaluation Services

Valad Solutions is able to deliver a comprehensive research program to meet the needs of any client. This includes:

  • Surveys and analysis: We provide design and delivery (online or print copy) of surveys and the analysis of the data from small to large samples on a local, national or international scale
  • Case studies: Valad Solutions provide both quantitative and qualitative solutions to clients research questions. Case studies can support survey data providing a deeper analysis of trends and issues or can be constructed independently to provide rich policy data
  • Focus Groups: Valad Solutions has a breadth of networks to draw on to provide focussed consultation on issues and questions to direct broader research initiatives
  • Data analysis: Valad Solutions is able to analyse demographic and performance data to support policy options and evaluate implementation outcomes

Enhancement – Communication and Facilitation Services

Valad Solutions has direct experience in the design and delivery of large scale professional development services. The Directors are highly competent public speakers and can deliver policy and program advice in a comprehensive and supportive manner using a range of technologies suitable for the client and their audience.

Valad Solutions have a breadth of knowledge of venues across Victoria and the capability to deliver or facilitate state-wide or national programs.

Our Team

Geoff Emmett | Director

Geoff Emmett

Director

M.Ed.(Research), Dip App Chem., TSTC.

Geoff has worked as a teacher and regional consultant and has held executive and senior management roles in the Victorian and Commonwealth public sectors in education over the past 40 years. His work has been primarily in curriculum and assessment and support for schools and teachers. Geoff was a founding Director of Valad Solutions when it was established in 2009.

Key capabilities:
• high level project management
• analytical and conceptual thinking
• use of data and evidence to support and facilitate school improvement
• initiating and leading policy reform and development
• presentation and research skills
• building and managing relationships with clients and stakeholders
• report writing.

Recent projects/work:
• school reviews in government schools (peer and priority) and non-government schools including primary and secondary, metropolitan and rural schools
• a study of the targeted use of data for school improvement and the publication of case studies of exemplary practice in five Victorian schools
• principal advisor to the Colman Foundation (and a member of the school council) in the development and implementation of a Birth to Year 9 school and early learning centre, in partnership with the Victorian Government, in Doveton Victoria
• development of a draft VCE Study Design (Extended Investigation) and evaluation of the effectiveness of the assessment design
• evaluation over three years of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority Industry Themed Curriculum Project.

Prior to establishing Valad Solutions with three colleagues Geoff held senior management positions with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and predecessors to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority including the Board of Studies and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Board. He was also seconded for extended periods to provide policy and program advice to three Victorian Ministers of Education.

Geoff has worked on National and International projects including national curriculum initiatives, a major Victorian mental health project and an investigation into the establishment of a VCE school in Indonesia. He has published a range of monographs and articles including a chapter in Teachers as Learners: Critical Discourse on Challenge and Opportunities, (Ed Ora Kwo), Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong, Springer, 2010.

Emma Richardson | Director

Emma Richardson

Director

Emma Richardson has been working as an Education Consultant since 2006. In this time, she has built a strong client base of government and non-government organisations. She leads the significant contracts of school review held with the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority (VRQA) and the Victorian Department of Education (DET), as well as leads research and evaluation projects for Valad. Her recent consultancy work has also included directly supporting a number of schools in Victorian with the development of curriculum systems, contributions to the ongoing development and delivery of teacher professional development programs, and directly conducts reviews of Independent Schools and DET schools in Victoria against minimum legislated standards. Emma has been an active member of the academic research community and has been presented with a research award from the Australian Association of Research in Education. Emma’s work encompasses Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary teaching contexts. Emma also brings expertise from work prior to teaching, where she worked in the corporate sector. Various roles in administration and human resources led to work in diverse fields such as advertising, banking, IT and facilities management

Leon Kildea | Director

Leon Kildea

Director

B.Ec., Dip.Ed., Grad Dip Ed
Leon has worked in a range of roles in education over 40 years including work as a teacher and principal in schools as well as a senior manager responsible for leadership development and school improvement at regional level. His work includes state-wide curriculum development at the senior secondary level and strategic planning for school and broader communities. Leon was a director of Valad Solutions during its formative years.

Key capabilities:
• instructional leadership (including curriculum development, management, delivery and assessment)
• developing/conducting professional development workshops and seminars
• executive coaching and mentoring
• analysis and strategic use of data
• strategic planning and change management
• stakeholder consultations and research
• review and investigation skills

Recent projects/work
• reviewed government schools in Victoria and Queensland
• audited independent schools for compliance with legislated standards
• presented workshops and seminars to overseas delegates on education fact finding visits to Australia (Indonesia, Philippines)
• researched the quality and cost of vocational education provision in Victoria
• facilitated the development of instructional models for government and Catholic schools
• designed systems for the development, management, review and quality assurance of education programs in schools in Victoria
• designed and conducted professional development seminars on high quality assessment techniques in secondary schools
• developed resource material for teachers and principals on improving classroom teaching techniques

Bruce Kiloh | Director

Bruce Kiloh

Director

M Ed Stds, BA, TPTC, TAPTC

Over the last 40 years, Bruce has worked in a range of positions education including teacher, senior manager and executive at central and regional levels; and more recently as a consultant in the education and corporate sectors.  He has extensive experience in policy and program development as well as leadership and team training.  Bruce is a founding Director of Valad Solutions.

 

Key Capabilities:

  • Relationship building with clients and stakeholders
  • Team and Leadership development
  • Policy and Program design and implementation
  • Facilitation and Workshop leadership
  • Analysis, research and negotiation skills
  • Preparation and navigation of advice at all levels
  • Innovative thinking and problem solving
  • Change Management

Recent Projects / Work:

  • Priority and Peer Reviews of Government and Independent schools
  • Program design, resource development and implementation of “Aspirations” Project for Year 9 students and families in Victorian Government schools
  • Design and implementation of leadership development programs including “Navigator” in the corporate sector
  • Design and facilitation of Team Building programs
  • Design and implementation of training programs for teachers in Big Picture schools exploring a student passion / needs basis for negotiating curriculum, training, further education and work
  • Chair of Big Picture Education Board
  • Doveton College SC member (Colman Foundation representative), creating new partnership arrangements for school governance, planning and resourcing

Prior to Valad Solutions Bruce held executive positions with the Victorian Department of Education at both regional and central levels.

As Assistant Regional Director for Western Metropolitan Region Bruce had responsibility for Curriculum Programs, School Improvement and Accountability, Student Welfare, Community Network Building, School Councils, Network Leadership Development, Emergency Management and Human Resource Management for 150 schools.

As an Assistant General Manager in central administration Bruce developed policy and guidelines for large and complex areas including the Middle Years of Schooling Strategy, The Victorian Youth Development Program, Physical and Sport Education, Vocational Education and Training, Gifted Education (Bright Futures Policy), Koorie Education (Koorie 2000 Policy) and Gender Equity.

Bruce also drafted speeches for Ministers, ran major international, national and local conferences and undertook extensive research including “Koorie Student Attendance and Engagement in Government Schools”.

Bruce has also developed and conducted extensive leadership programs in the corporate sector.

Mandy Dunn | Associate Director

Mandy Dunn

Associate Director

Dip Teaching (Primary) – Deakin University

B Ed – La Trobe University

Mandy has over 40 years’ experience in education as a teacher, principal, Regional Network Leader and educational consultant. She has a wealth of educational experience and has high level skills as a mentor, coach and instructional leader. Mandy joined the Valad team as an associate in 2015.

Key capabilities

  • School improvement, data analysis and strategic planning
  • Building leadership capacity
  • Coaching and mentoring

Recent work has included:

  • Facilitation of Peer Reviews
  • Lead reviewer of Priority Reviews
  • Coaching of school leaders and leadership teams
  • Facilitation of coaching programs

Mandy has been an accredited reviewer since 2015.  She has facilitated both Peer and Priority Reviews in primary and secondary schools across regional and metropolitan Victoria.

Prior to joining the Valad team, Mandy worked as a principal in three eastern metropolitan primary schools where her leadership was characterised by a strong teaching and learning focus and the facilitation of teamwork and collaboration. As a principal, Mandy was adept at setting direction, promoting consistency and coherence, nurturing the talents of others and developing a positive school culture. Mandy has driven school improvement as a former Regional Network Leader, overseeing school improvement across primary, secondary and special schools. During this time Mandy worked closely with principals and school leadership teams, developing leadership capabilities and providing advice and support on the implementation of consistent high quality teaching and learning practices. Mandy has a Certificate in Professional Coaching (Growth Coaching International).

Carol Every | Associate Director

Carol Every

Associate Director

M.Ed. (School Leadership), B.Ed. (Secondary), B.Sci. (Health Promotion).

Carol has more than 20 years’ experience in education leadership, teaching, community development and consulting. Carol’s extensive experience spans whole school teaching and learning strategy, curriculum development, engagement and wellbeing, pathways, transition and workforce planning. She is a skilled facilitator with experience engaging stakeholders in strategic direction and planning.

Key capabilities:

  • Pioneering curriculum development.
  • Writing and reviewing training material, policies and procedures reflecting changing requirements, relevant industry standards and legislative requirements.
  • Engaging, supportive, transformative and targeted leadership.
  • Consultative strategic planning and change management.
  • Highly skilled and personable facilitator.
  • The application of quantitative and qualitative methodologies including data analysis, case study and narrative.
  • Highly developed stakeholder management and engagement skills.
  • Exemplar project management ensuring all initiatives and key program milestones are delivered on time and within budget.
  • High personal drive and work ethics.

Recent projects/work:

Carol has held numerous leadership roles within schools including staff and student management and curriculum design, development, implementation and evaluation.  As an assistant principal, Carol was responsible for whole school teaching and learning, engagement and wellbeing, pathways and transition and workforce planning.

Since beginning with Valad Solutions in 2012 Carol has undertaken projects with the education, community and business sector. Her most recently projects have included;

  • writing and trialling nine years 9-11 unit resources and support documentation (including advise for school based policy) for the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
  • provision of coaching and mentoring advice to a growing large secondary school developing and implementing their senior years structure to ensure all students can achieve their desired pathway. This included policy development, a structure that supports flexibility of student loads and staff professional development
  • design, trial and evaluation of a DET program addressing the need for raising aspirations of students in rural and remote schools
  • biannual evaluations and overall review of the Butterfly Foundation ‘BodyThink’ facilitator training programs.

The community and school based programs and projects Carol has lead include;

  • a year 7 to 12 whole school curriculum plan/ scope and sequence
  • a year 7 to 12 careers and pathway developed process
  • a domestic violence peer education youth focus program in 152 Victorian schools
  • a pathway focused senior school structure and curriculum based on choice, engagement, equality and personalisation
  • an integrated, interdisciplinary, team teaching and learning middle school program
  • a holistic learning support structure that provided referral to and partnerships with community based support programs and agencies.

Carol has worked on many school improvement projects addressing disadvantage and lifting student achievement. Her Masters of Education (Leadership) was research based exploring the how team teaching impacts on teaching and learning outcomes.

Joan Sibley | Associate Director

Joan Sibley

Associate Director

Joan recently retired after eight years as principal of a provincial primary school of 330 students. She has worked for over 40 years in various sized government schools as a teacher and in a range of leadership roles. As a leading teacher and an assistant principal she had responsibility for Whole School Curriculum Development, the Disabilities and Impairments Program and Student Wellbeing.

A particular interest in Student Wellbeing and a desire to engage with all children and their families saw her complete a Graduate Diploma in Student Welfare. Joan is a principal with a passion for educational leadership. Her knowledge of literacy and numeracy is extensive. This knowledge has been honed over many years in the classroom and participation in quality literacy and numeracy projects. A recent involvement in Creating Lifelong Readers and Writers project, which was funded through a successful Empowering Local Decision Making Grant, provided her with quality tools for leading literacy change.

She has been highly involved in coaching and classroom observation across her own school and in colleague’s schools and has begun a Masters in Literacy. She has implemented consistent high quality classroom practices in numeracy and literacy across her school, which has led to improved outcomes in literacy and numeracy for all students. Through the implementation of quality professional learning and the adoption of a commonly accepted set of Practice Principles Joan has created a culture of high expectations amongst all stakeholders within her school. Building and enhancing the capacity of teachers has been a core element in creating a high quality and consistent curriculum in her schools.

Joan effectively used school resources to support teachers with quality Professional Learning whilst building structures to enable team planning and collaboration. Joan has used her comprehensive knowledge of data analysis to drive school improvements. She has articulated the schools improvement journey through clear and precise School Strategic Plans with measurable outcomes. She is able to share this information with School Councils and parents in an easy to understand manner.

Joan has been very successful in seeking grants to support curriculum initiatives in her school. Her school was one of 12 across the state to receive the first round of specialisation grants for an outstanding music program.

Lucy Glover | Associate Director

Lucy Glover

Associate Director

B A (Psychology), Grad. Dip. of Teaching

Areas of expertise

Lucy Glover has recently held leadership roles both as an assistant principal and as a Network Improvement Consultant in the Western Metropolitan Region.  She has driven school improvement as a former Network Improvement Consultant, overseeing school improvement across primary, secondary and special schools in the Wyndham Network (WMR). During this time Lucy worked closely with principals and school leadership teams, developing leadership capabilities and providing advice and support on the implementation of consistent high quality teaching and learning practices, as well the design and implementation of interventions, such as the GRIN (Getting Ready in Numeracy) Program.  She has expertise in school improvement, data analysis and strategic planning.

Lucy has participated in international study tours to the USA, to research programs that build aspiration and achievement in communities with low tertiary engagement. In particular, Lucy engaged with schools who offered early college (university) programs as well as AVID schools.
Lucy is an experienced presenter and facilitator of the McREL Balanced Leadership and Classroom Instruction that Work programs. Lucy is an outstanding communicator, facilitator and strategic thinker.  She has a wealth of educational experience and has high level skills as a mentor, coach and instructional leader. Lucy has completed the School Reviewer Accreditation program.

Recent Work History

Lucy has held various leadership roles in P-12 schools, both in the government and non-government sectors, including Head of Senior School and Assistant Principal. Most recently, Lucy was Assistant Principal of a large P-12 College in a growth suburb of outer western Melbourne, where she was responsible for the development of all aspect of years 9-12 from the schools inception.

Her leadership is characterised by big picture, strategic thinking, high aspirations for all students, strong instructional leadership and promoting consistency, collaboration and collective efficacy.

Margaret Mackenzie | Associate Director

Margaret Mackenzie

Associate Director

B A (Melbourne), Dip. Ed. (Burwood)

 Key capabilities:

  • connecting with people employing highly effective negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • results orientation
  • agile and critical thinking
  • exemplary presentation skills
  • a significant record of achievement and management at a senior level in a range of projects and programs and across a broad range of stakeholders
  • wide experience in the administration of public policy and knowledge of education policy and practice at state, national and international levels
  • highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to liaise and negotiate at a senior level
  • high order analytical, conceptual and planning skills in complex environments
  • exemplary written skills.

Recent projects/work:

  • team member of a study to assess the feasibility of TAFE institutes being the primary provider of VET certificates to government school students and development of an improved funding model with Grant Thornton Australia Limited, Victorian Department of Education and Training
  • DET school reviews
  • Development of curriculum support resources for Structured Workplace Learning in VET in Schools programs
  • Quality assurance and editing of VCE study designs.

Experience

Before joining Valad Solutions in 2016, Margaret was employed at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (and its predecessor, the Board of Studies) for 18 years. The positions she held included:

Manager, VCE Curriculum Unit for 9 years

Manager, VET in Schools Unit for 6 years.

As a senior manager at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority for 15 years Margaret oversaw a program of significant change in the senior secondary years, in VET in Schools, in structural changes to the VCE and in the introduction of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning. She worked closely with the VRQA in the audit and evaluation of new school providers and non-school senior secondary providers to ensure full compliance with VRQA standards. She advised and collaborated regularly with VTAC to ensure an effective consultation process with the universities. She has presented papers at a number of international assessment conferences.

Margaret taught years 7-12 in government secondary schools for 14 years and taught literacy in adult education programs for 4 years.

Robyn Timmins | Associate Director

Robyn Timmins

Associate Director

M.Ed.PA, B.Ed., ANZSOG Executive Fellow.

Robyn has worked as a teacher and teacher educator and has held executive and senior management roles in the public and private sectors for the past 30 years. Although focused primarily on education, her work experience includes marketing services and print media. She is a results driven accomplished senior project manager. Robyn joined Valad Solutions as an Associate Director in June 2016.

Key capabilities:
• exemplary leadership
• agile and critical reasoning
• high level analytical and conceptual thinking
• effective use of data and evidence and the capacity to formulate sound advice to government and boards
• initiating and leading policy reform
• presentation and research skills
• adept at building and managing relationships with stake holders and managing change

Recent projects/work:
• A study to assess the feasibility of TAFE institutes being the primary provider of VET certificates to government school students and development of an improved funding model with Grant Thornton Australia Limited, Victorian Department of Education and Training.
• Mapping the existing provision of specialist Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) resources for Victorian government schools including an interactive map, Victorian Department of Education and Training.
• Development of resources to support the implementation of the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards in schools, Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).

Prior to joining Valad Solutions Robyn held executive positions with the Victorian Department of Education and Training, the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority, and (acting) General Manager Curriculum with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. In 2015 Robyn led the start-up phase of the Victorian government’s Tech Schools initiative.

Robyn has worked on large scale testing programs and national projects including Mind Matters as a Senior Project Manager at Curriculum Corporation. She has experience in the regulation of schools, vocational education and training, higher education, home schooling, accreditation of courses and qualifications, and in high stakes curriculum development.

She also led the major IT project which delivered the on-line State Register of Victorian schools, higher education and training organisations, including publication for the first time of school performance data at the VRQA.

Heather Norbury | Associate Director

Heather Norbury

Associate Director

B Ed – Primary

Heather joined Valad Solutions in 2015 and has over 35 years of experience in schools. She brings a strong skill set to her role as a reviewer. Although focussed mainly in primary education, her experiences include a deep understanding of conditions conducive to continuous school improvement, a strong record of curriculum knowledge, development and implementation and a proven capacity in the analysis and interpretation of data. Heather is a graduate of the Eleanor Davis Women in Leadership Program and qualified in Reading Recovery and an EMR Early Years Numeracy Train the Trainer Coordinator.

Key Capabilities

  • exemplary leadership skills demonstrated at a network and regional level in Literacy, Numeracy and Student Wellbeing
  • extensive experience in analysing data to inform teaching and learning and curriculum development
  • highly effective mentoring and coaching skills used to build teacher capacity to inform differentiated learning and identification of students’ ‘point of need’ learning requirements
  • strong human relationship capabilities

Recent projects/work

  • extensive experience in both Peer and Priority reviews across many different school settings, ranging from very small rural schools to large suburban schools with diverse family backgrounds.
  • extensive experience in facilitating reviews in several DET regions, particularly in the Western suburbs and Northern rural Victoria.
  • active involvement in various project teams at Valad Solutions in the development of curriculum at both a secondary and primary level
  • active involvement in school reviews as a Principal, Assistant Principal, Leading Teacher (Numeracy) and Curriculum and Team Coordinator and Challenge Partner.
  • member of the Principal class in several schools in the north east Victorian region
  • Principal of a small school in metropolitan Melbourne
  • represented Knox Principals as a member of the SSS Executive for Knox/Dandenong Ranges networks and the Knox Principal Executive
  • participant in the Principals as Leaders of Literacy program and combined with Reading Recovery training, have been influential in the improvement of teaching capacity with a focus on reading improvement for all students
  • worked with teachers and schools for many years, across the eastern suburbs, in the implementation of Early Years Numeracy program

Jacqui Holston | Associate Director

Jacqui Holston

Associate Director

B A, Dip Ed

Jacqui has had over thirty years experience in Victorian Government secondary schools which has involved a variety of leadership positions. She has six years’ experience working in a regulatory environment (VRQA) and has also worked in the Department of Education and Training’s Tech Schools Division. She is highly organised with excellent stakeholder management skills. Jacqui joined Valad Solutions as an Associate Director in April 2017.

Key capabilities:

  • well developed analytical thinking skills
  • highly skilled in assessing school policy and procedures in relation to relevant legislation and regulations
  • research and report writing skills
  • stakeholder management skills
  • team building skills
  • results focused

Recent projects/work

  • registration of government, Catholic and independent schools
  • involvement in and input into the VRQA Child Safe Standards workshops, activities and meetings
  • preparing a risk assessment to underpin the 2017 VRQA independent school review process
  • providing specialist advice on policy issues to a range of internal and external stakeholders (Tech Schools Division)
  • providing high level executive support to a range of Department of Education and Training committees
  • preparing and presenting detailed and comprehensive reports, Ministerial briefings and submissions relating to policy and operational issues

Jacqui is very experienced in analysing and articulating a prospective school’s compliance with the Minimum Standards for school registration and a school’s ongoing compliance through the school review process. She has participated in the VRQA School Hot Review process, assessing the approach by external reviewers to a government school’s compliance with the Minimum Standards.

Jacqui coordinated the first major review of the Guide to the Minimum Standards for School Registration and provided executive support to the VRQA Board committee that developed the VRQA Future Direction Statement to inform the VRQA’s approach to regulation.

Jacqui has detailed knowledge of curriculum development and has represented the VRQA on the ACARA panel for recognition of alternative curriculum frameworks.

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Client Testimonials

There has been a real shift in the school over the last few years and engagement with you and your curriculum support has been one of the significant factors in generating the change and developing an understanding that students deserve meaningful curriculum.

Alan MarrPrincipal Dromana Secondary College

I am very satisfied with the quality of service provided by our Valad consultant. In addition to having a wealth of relevant experience to draw upon, the consultant was a highly skilled coach. He asked probing questions and skillfully steered our thinking towards the key issues to be resolved. The end result of our collaboration was a highly successful curriculum design project that is now making a significant impact across the College.

Chris MunroProfessional Learning Leading Teacher

Our reviewer was able to establish a confident and trustful relationship with our team from the onset while working to engage and challenge each member of our team in a supportive manner, to draw the most out of our school review in a very short timeline. She catered her approach to our particular situation and worked with us to enable us to meet our aspirations as outlined in our self-evaluation, while providing independent expertise and perspectives which facilitated the development of meaningful and relevant recommendations for our school. I would not hesitate in recommending Valad Solutions to any school looking to select an accredited school reviewer.

Doug ElliottPrincipal, Great Ryrie Primary School

Valad Solutions provided undivided, expert, knowledgeable and timely service to my school. They were very approachable; they followed up on agreed actions and took a real interest in supporting us in our endeavours to improve and document the curriculum in our school, that is now supporting more consist delivery across classrooms. Valad Solutions while remaining ever helpful and supportive, pushed us to be better than we were, looking for excellence and this direction has placed the school in a very good position to cope with a changing national landscape in curriculum delivery and design. The approach was scoped professionally and was innovative. The consultant worked in a very collaborative way, listening carefully to us and our needs; providing astute advice on processes and material that we should consider in achieving our goals.

Tim BluntPrincipal, Sunshine Secondary College

We were very happy with our workshop, it was exactly what we needed.

Laura SpenceLeading Teacher, Elisabeth Murdoch College

The experience of the reviewer empowered me, as Principal, to clarify my school’s journey and set future directions for a strong improvement agenda.

Jennifer ManuelShepparton