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Michelle Howard
Leadership & Governance

Michelle Howard

With over twenty-five years of progressive experience within Education and the private sector and one of only a handful of non-teaching staff to be awarded the National Professional Qualification for Headship, Michelle has experience of primary, secondary, further and higher education. She is an accomplished specialist in leadership and management, marketing and business development.

Having worked at senior leader level, with multiple schools under her remit, she has built up a great level of expertise implementing change initiatives and developing new practices and procedures in light of national best practice and government guidelines. She has developed initiatives which have established support teams to be at the core of an organisations growth and has promoted the role that support teams play as professionals. She understands the mechanisms that work within a school to support development.

Michelle has an award-winning record of building long-term relationships and has gained substantial funding to improve educational outcomes. She has led and contributed to substantial partnerships including a partnership between education, health, local government, and third sector organisations to deliver an educational project that won a Guardian Newspaper Innovation in Partnership Healthcare Award. Judges praised it for its innovation and contribution to the future of both education and healthcare.

Michelle Howard's Webinars

The Early Years Workforce: An Insight into Recruitment, Retention, Business Planning and the Impact of Covid-19

This webinar will provide headteachers, manager and governors in early years settings with an insight into DfE’s report on the structure of the early years’ workforce, factors related to recruitment and retention, and the impact of COVID-19 on settings, to support benchmarking.

An Insight into the Review of the Education and Skills Funding Agency and Changes to How the DfE Operate

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 52 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide governors and senior leaders with an overview of the key findings and recommendations published following the independent review of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), and changes to the way the DfE will operate from 1 April 2022 onwards.

Meeting Staffing and Employment Requirements in Line with DfE Guidance for 2021-22

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 1 hour 11 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide headteachers, senior leaders, HR managers and governors with practical advice on implementing guidance from the DfE on staffing and employment, to inform decision-making in these areas, aligned with statutory duties.