Ms Jacqueline Newsome


Secondary Leadership Consultant

Ms J Newsome

I am currently employed as a secondary leadership consultant for Matrix Academy Trust and am regularly deployed to support schools across the Trust. I specifically work closely with Head teachers (both those new to post and established practitioners) ‘on the ground’ to improve their school. I have also conducted leadership and management reviews for other schools outside of the Trust.

I am a former Head of Science and an experienced secondary school leader and have held several positions at senior level including that of Principal. I have had the privilege of being recognised as an outstanding practitioner at various points in my career by achieving AST status and as an SLE for behaviour and attendance.

I have taught in urban multi-cultural primary and secondary schools and worked with Head teachers in diverse settings and in both primary and secondary phases.

I am currently contracted by Ofsted as a serving practitioner to inspect schools on their behalf.

I am actively involved in school improvement and have contributed to schools being removed from ‘special measures’. I have successfully mentored, coached and trained staff at all stages of their leadership journey, some of whom have gone on to lead their own schools. I have worked closely with senior and middle leaders to prepare them well for scrutiny and to improve their safeguarding/pastoral systems.

I believe that high quality support leads to sustainable school improvement that ultimately improves the outcomes for all children and I am committed to being part of that journey.