M. D. Education

Testimonials & Reviews

Margot has undertaken several reviews of schools within our Trust. She is highly professional, thorough and rigorous. She provides great insight and makes extremely useful suggestions of ways forward. Margot has also led training, which has greatly supported colleagues’ understanding of the inspection framework, but more importantly of how to use the evidence they gather in school to inform self-evaluation. It has always been a pleasure to work with Margot and I recommend her highly; she has made a real difference to the schools that she’s worked with. - Mark Randall, Director of Primary Education ‘The GORSE Academies Trust’
We have worked with Margot D’Arcy for 2 years. She has carried out reviews at Gawthorpe Community Academy, the purpose being to ensure the academy continues to perform as an outstanding primary school. Staff found Margot to be highly supportive, as well as professionally challenging. She is very approachable and gives exceptionally clear guidance. As a result of Margot’s high quality reviews we contracted Margot to deliver training on behalf of Aspire Teaching School. All delegates found her input exceptionally useful and the guidance given has sign-posted schools on the next steps of their journey. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Margot. - Sue Vickerman, CEO of Inspire Partnership MAT
Margot's work at St James provided us with clear, precise areas to develop and supported senior leaders’ evaluations of strengths. The review was undertaken in a challenging yet supportive climate. We continue to feel the positive effects of Margot's input and insight. - Glyn Denton, Headteacher, St James CE Primary Academy
Many ideas for developing strategic leadership and narrowing down monitoring so it has more impact. - Feedback from Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Governors after training events
Range of useful tasks, with opportunity to think about and evaluate practice and plan moving forward. - Feedback from Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Governors after training events
Very helpful for governors to have training with heads and time to discuss and work through tasks. - Feedback from Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Governors after training events
This workshop gave me a better understanding of what is expected of Governors and the sort of questions that might be asked during an inspection. - Feedback from Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Governors after training events
Really helped us understanding the meaningful data to focus on when pitching our self-evaluation judgements and focusing our improvement priorities. - Feedback from Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Governors after training events