Specialist Educational Support

Yvonne Gandy, Director of YMG Education Ltd.

We have worked alongside YMG Education for a number of years to review and develop our education policy, programmes and practice.

Yvonne has had a range of roles with a number of different national agencies that include The Department for Education (DfE); National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL); Welsh Assembly Government (WAG); The Youth Sport Trust (YST) and The Association for PE (AfPE). Her work in Physical Education and School Sport has involved her in the development and delivery of the Youth Sport Trust’s curriculum ‘TOP’ programmes and in both the PESSCL & PESYP national strategies - supporting the effective implementation and development of the National Professional Development strand in the area of quality improvement linked to CPD delivery locally by Lead Delivery Agencies.

Working with the DfE, as a teaching and leadership Adviser, she has contributed to the development of a mature, self-improving school led system in the North West. She has recently secured a contract with the Teaching Schools Council to provide professional support in the NW for the delivery of School Improvement and system leadership activities that further embed work from her previous role and extend the growth of teaching schools and their transition to the national school improvement strategy post September 2017.

Yvonne leads the effective strategic development and implementation of the National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) for middle, senior and aspirant headteachers on behalf of the Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) licensee. The Licensee has been given a gold standard for quality of provision and outcomes for participants by NCTL and the way in which these professional programmes are delivered is held up nationally as a model for effective practice.

Yvonne is passionate about education, its effective leadership and getting the best quality for all young people in our schools. She understands and works within current national and local education landscapes and plays pivotal roles in school/academy leadership development and school improvement.