Ruth is the Director of Assure Education and has over 25 years’ experience in primary education, over 20 of them in senior leadership roles including primary headship. Ruth has worked as a School Improvement Advisor, Early Years consultant and moderator in several Local Authorities; supporting leaders and teachers to improve outcomes for pupils. Passionate about Primary education, particularly Early Years, Ruth has taught from Nursery to Y6.
In 2014 she left headship and trained as an Ofsted inspector, combining this role with a number of other roles in education.
Ruth currently fulfills a range of different education improvement roles. She works part-time as a School Improvement Advisor to 42 Local Authority schools. Throughout her time in the Local Authority Advisory service, she has a proven track record of improving schools and helping to secure good and outstanding Ofsted outcomes in the schools in which she works, this role also involves performance management for Headteachers and supporting governing bodies with strategic leadership.
Ruth also works with a range of MATS, Teaching Schools Alliances, Academy and LA schools throughout the UK providing training, school improvement advice, appraisal, coaching, mentoring, and practical advice and support.
In addition, Ruth is also national senior leadership consultant with Early Excellence, in this role she supports schools all over the UK and beyond to improve their environments, provision, curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning for children aged 0-7, This role involves working strategically with LAs, MATs, Ofsted, the DFE, Heads and teachers and leading training for leaders and teachers.
Ruth is currently working with Oxford University Press as Early Years Curriculum Consultant, developing the International Early Years curriculum.
Ruth is passionate about Education, particularly in the 0-7 phase and is a founding member of the “Firm Foundations” grassroots Early Years movement, bringing high-quality training and debate at minimal cost to educators across the country.