Strategic and future focused leadership for organisations that drive social mobility and social justice.
Making the good great and helping everyone step up together along the way.
Challenging old ideas with wholehearted and inspirational leadership.
We all deserve to be the brightest version of ourselves, whether we’re shooting for the stars or doing the best we can with what we’ve got.
Kind words from colleagues, clients and collaborators.
"Julie adds value by bringing structure and organisation coupled with focus and energy. You can sum her up in four words: gets the job done."
"Julie is inclusive, inspiring and indefatigable. She is passionate about what she does and she always strives for excellence - which is infectious."
"Julie provides a rare combination of decisive action, attention to detail, strategic understanding and powerful negotiating skills - and is able to do it all with a smile that keeps everyone in the tent."
"Julie brought a strong sense of purpose, superb stakeholder management, energy, drive and determination. She has an ability to call things out and speak truth to power."
"Fantastically skilled and driven, she thrives on making complex things seem simple and driving delivery. Julie was an inspiring leader who drove culture change and morale."
"Julie’s knowledge and experience in change management and transformation shone through like a guiding light. Her ability and willingness to share knowledge is a great asset."
"Julie brings enthusiasm, energy, credibility and imagination - very impressive, very results oriented."
What should the
#CollegeoftheFuture look like? A big question that we have been discussing with a range of people across the UK's four nations.
Today we publish a progress report. We would love to hear your views through our simple survey. https://www.collegecommission.co.uk/progress-report pic.twitter.com/8nZbQhWxfh
Delighted to be part of this new Climate Commission
@AoC_info with college leaders doing what they do best - getting students involved in one of the biggest issues of this generationhttps://twitter.com/AoC_info/status/1194596261632106497 …
"The public wants more public investment and for everyone to benefit from it. Colleges deliver that – a comprehensive local offer meeting the broadest set of needs from the widest spread of people and communities." -
@AoCDavidH #LoveOurColleges #GE2019https://www.tes.com/news/its-time-thriving-college-every-community …
"If the 2010s were the decade of death by a thousand cuts for colleges, the 2020s needs to be the decade that delivers a thriving college in every community." -
@AoCDavidH #LoveOurCollegeshttps://www.tes.com/news/its-time-thriving-college-every-community …
The next government needs to: Put colleges at the heart of national infrastructure strengthen our institutions and workforce leave no young person behind inject a new lease of life into lifelong learning ensure equal access to education https://www.aoc.co.uk/news/next-government-must-create-%E2%80%98agile-and-comprehensive%E2%80%99-post-16-education-system-move-the-country …pic.twitter.com/Xafjcjz7QO
AoC/Ofsted Webinar – Education Inspection Framework: Early reflections on how it’s working https://www.aoc-services.co.uk/events_and_training/aoc-ofsted-webinar-nov19/ …
@AoCDavidH @AoC_info @AoC_Create @Ofstednews @JulianGravatt @LordKirsti @JulieNerney @MargueriteHogg @caulfieldr @mary_vine @AoCshane @chrisnicAoC @ipryce
If you are at the mid-point in your career between starting out and a senior position, this has some great insights on how to take control of your destiny. Reclaim your autonomy, develop mastery and focus on the purpose in your work.http://bit.ly/2lAtN6S
A fantastic way to finish my week on the road. Meeting the warm and insightful leaders in the North East
@AoC_info regional meeting. Perfect end to #LoveOurColleges week. So proud of the work that everyone does to help learners progress.https://twitter.com/chrisnicAoC/status/1185240219286683649 …
Really engaging afternoon with members in Yorkshire & Humber. One of the favourite parts of my role as Chair of
@AoC_info - meeting the amazing people who ensure their communities and millions of learners value and #LoveOurCollegeshttps://twitter.com/chrisnicAoC/status/1184941852690206724 …
Personal stories are powerful. This one chimes with my experience of delivering cultural change. It has to be led from the top. It’s about behaviours AND infrastructure. Brilliant people are only brilliant for you when there is a cultural fithttp://bit.ly/2V7kzLV