Here is a sample of comments from customers:
"The support we received was superb and very client oriented. The reports produced were very comprehensive and helpful. We also received critical commentary on our own documents, which was invaluable."
Mark Dale, Principal Portland College
"As a college with 300 full-time learners and 200 part-time; ranging from learners with profound and complex needs through to those accessing pre-vocational provision we worked with Allie over a considerable period of time, Our working relationship was immediately constructive and positive. She brings a wealth of training and consulting experience to the consultancy role and she quickly built up a strong rapport and established credibility with the team. Regardless of her own considerable knowledge, particularly relating to autism and facilitating communication, she never attempted to give us the answers, but she steered us expertly through the process to ensure improvements in planning, assessment and review and the overall quality of delivery.
Allie combines a deep understanding of the issues, and a hard-working, professional and effective approach, with warmth and a sense of humour. Managers and staff felt engaged and encouraged rather than simply criticised and told ‘what was wrong’. I would have no hesitation in recommending Allie to any post-16 provider for students with learning difficulties who is looking for support. She will lead an improvement in quality."
Director of Research and Development
"Allie has worked with the college over many years. She is a trusted adviser and critical friend. Always organised, warm and learner focused she engages well with students, staff and governors.
She has delivered training for both support and teaching staff. The feedback was excellent - staff found her approachable and engaging. They highlighted her extensive knowledge about the learners they worked with and willingness to share practical expertise. She has also worked with the college as part of its RARPA processes and undertaken mock inspections focusing on functional skills and personalised learning. Her feedback has always been well planned and insightful enabling teams to develop their own practice.
She is always a joy to work with and we greatly value her work. Thank you Allie!"
Kathryn Rudd, Deputy Principal National Star College
"Landmarks was very satisfied with the support provided and would use their support in the future. Allie O’Brien worked with the senior management team on key areas such as pre-admission assessment, the development of communication skills and the independent living skills curriculum. As a development activity she facilitated a self assessment review which encouraged all staff to engage with and contribute to development and improvement. Her practical and knowledgeable help enabled the senior management team to demonstrate progress toward the quality improvement plan and this was noted at the annual OFSTED monitoring visits in 2008 and 2009."
Josie Boyda, Principal, Landmarks
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