Sheelagh Tickell - Education Consultant
Sheelagh Tickell - Education Consultant
Extensive and successful primary teaching and senior management posts from 1970 to December 2007 in the following local authorities: Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead, Clywd North Wales and North Tyneside.

Early Retirement, December 2007 as headteacher of Goathland Primary School, North Tyneside after 18 effective years. Education Consultant from January 2008 working with Primary schools and LAs across Northern Region.

curriculum vitae
training and coaching
nle logoHeadship successes include :
  • Three outstanding Ofsted inspections as a headteacher in 1997, 2002 and 2007 . January 2007, led by HMI, described every aspect of the school as Grade 1 (Outstanding)
  • Named in HMCI Report as an effective school 2005
  • Named in HMCI Report 2007 as an outstanding school
  • Developed staff within school to produce 7 headteachers (one now HMI) also 3 deputy headteachers as well as numerous other staff to promotion
  • Since becoming headteacher the school doubled in roll to 450 pupils
  • Goathland is an inclusive school with a communications support base serving a very diverse catchment, in Longbenton, North Tyneside. No child has ever been permanently excluded, though we have taken many pupils excluded from other schools
  • Standards have over the years been consistently above the national averages at both KS1 and KS2
Support for other schools senior management :
  • Served as Primary Strategy Consultant Leader for Local Authority 2004 onwards
  • Accredited School Improvement Partner(SIP) to North Tyneside primary schools since January 2007.
  • Became National Leader in Education(NLE) and school a National Support School(NSS) September 2007 for National College of School Leadership. Supporting  schools in categories of  Notice To Improve (NTI) and Special Measures in 4 LAs in northern region 
  • Consultant for North Tyneside Council for Creative Partnerships, Find Your Talent and the Arts in Education.
  • 2008-2010 SIP to  primary schools in Bolton(Northern Education Consultant) Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside.
  • Successful support for challenging schools in categories of NtI and Special Measures in North Tyneside, Bolton, Northumberland and Newcastle  from 2008 
  • Invited to become an Executive Member of the board of Northern Education 2009.
  • Invited to become a Trustee of the Customs House Arts Centre, South Shields 2009.
Goathland’s Ofsted Inspection Report 2007 states :

“ Leadership and management are outstanding at all levels of the school. The headteacher is an inspirational leader.”