Consultant focus: Liz Godman

Lead Consultant for Early Years and SEND

Liz has had more than 20 years school inspection experience. She has led numerous inspections in primary, special and secondary schools. Liz was a full-time senior managing inspector in the north and led the introduction of children’s centre inspections. She has been an Ofsted accredited trainer and has inspected initial teacher education. Her own teaching experience is in primary and special education, she has led a unit for children with SEN, been an advisory teacher and a senior lecturer in higher education.

Liz has also been an adviser, inspector, education officer and head of both education 3-11 and inclusion in two local authorities. She is currently a consultant providing school improvement advice and support for a wide variety of primary, secondary and special schools and PRUs. This includes in-depth reviews of teaching and learning, SEND, safeguarding and pupil premium as well as regular termly visits to support self-evaluation and development. Liz has been a Senior Consultant with B11 Education for seven years.

Areas of expertise

  • School based reviews in primary (including early years), secondary and special schools
  • Ongoing school improvement partner visits, mainly to special schools
  • Headteacher appraisals
  • SEND and early years specialist
  • Safeguarding
  • Disadvantaged pupils
  • Early reading