Dianne Smith - Curriculum Learning and LeadershipDianne Smith is an expert strategic leader and change manager with forty years’ experience in the public service sector. Dianne has advised and supported government at national, regional and local levels as a Regional Advisor for the Training and Development Agency (TDA) and formerly for the National Remodelling Team (NRT).
With seventeen years’ experience as a headteacher in two inner city comprehensives she is an outstanding leader (OFSTED 2002) with an excellent track record of raising standards, coaching and mentoring aspiring, new headteachers and those in schools facing challenging circumstances.
A creative thinker with strong interpersonal skills able to motivate and enthuse others promoting entrepreneurial and innovative leadership. Dianne specialises in communication and managing the people side of change, helping to clarify vision and strategy together with building capacity in individuals and teams to lead and manage change to secure impact and value through rigorous programme/project management.
A successful track record as a change agent implementing key government initiatives in education and children’s services as the South East TDA Regional Advisor, working with the Department for Children, Schools and Families and supporting Government Offices, Children’s Trusts, Local Authorities, National Union Secretaries and Local Union groups to implement strategic and operational change.
Since April 2010 Dianne has worked with LAs, Department for Education, Department of Health and the National College for School Leadership on implementing Government regional programmes together with locally commissioned projects.
Dianne is an experienced, inspirational and dynamic presenter at national, regional and local conferences and events and an occasional university lecturer. She is also a competent writer as a published author of an ‘A’ level biology practical text.
Dianne is a Governor at Portsmouth University, a trustee for the Royal Marines Museum, the Education Secretary for the 1805 club together and an education consultant for the forthcoming celebration of Waterloo 200 in 2015. She enjoys travel, coastal walks and the theatre.
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