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Ron Cohen

Ron Cohen

Dedicated lifelong educator and Ofsted inspector

Ron Cohen, B.A (Hons), PGCE, M.Ed., is a highly experienced and dedicated lifelong educator, with nearly 50 years of educational expertise in schools and colleges, For the first twenty-five years of his career, Ron was a teacher; head of department, senior leader, lecturer, and DofE Specialist Schools Assessor.

For the last 22 years, Ron has been an Ofsted Inspector, and from 2005, until his retirement from Ofsted at the end of 2015, an Ofsted Lead Inspector. Ron led over 200 inspections of schools, both secondary and primary, in both the state and independent sectors.

Ron opened his own educational consultancy in 2005, and his consultancy work has continued to grow. He has an exceptional track record. His clients include schools, colleges and academies. In June of this year, Ron was asked to speak at both The Festival of Education, and The Festival of Skills. He has also spoken at seminars and training events for some of the country’s leading training organisations.

Ron’s experience and expertise, mean that Ron can bring practical solutions and professional advice to your organisation. He knows what inspectors will be looking for. He understands the pressures that schools and colleges are under, and he offers high level, quality consultancy, education development, improvement and support.

Ron offers advice and practical solutions that lead to: improved organisation efficiency and effectiveness, resulting in better outcomes for all staff and learners; higher standards; enhanced and measurable progress; improved and developed leadership at all levels, and good and outstanding outcomes.

Above all, Ron is aware that the way to get these improvements into the hearts and minds of busy staff, is by using the great interpersonal skills of humour and passion, when talking to staff, to augment and supplement the important messages which he is getting across. Typical comments about Ron include the following: “The training was engaging. Ron delivered extremely informative and relevant information, whilst using humour to lighten the topic. Ron is a great ambassador to show that Ofsted inspectors are human!!"

Ron can provide CPD talks on the following:

  • Essential Preparation for Ofsted (SLT)
  • Moving upwards to Good and Outstanding (SLT and Middle Leaders)
  • The Art and Science of Strategic Leadership: (SLT)
  • Effective Classroom Observation (SLT and Middle Leaders)
  • Maximising the effectiveness of your middle leaders (middle leaders)
  • Making your best teaching practice standard practice (whole school)
  • Behaviour Management in the classroom (whole school)
  • Self Evaluation (SLT and middle managers)

Testimonials from Teachers

"It was a great session thank you. Ron was an excellent speaker well liked by all staff in attendance."

– Miss Sarah Kneller, Headteacher, Summerswood Primary School

"Thank you so much for coming to see us and sharing your knowledge and advice... we feel so much more on track"

– Liz Brown, Headteacher, Deepdene School

"The training was engaging and relevant. Ron used humour to demonstrate relevant points and to lighten the topic. He is a great ambassador for demonstrating that Ofsted inspectors are human. He did this while delivering extremely informative material"

– Heather Bower, Acting Deputy, Chalkwell Hall Infant School

"Ron was personable, relevant, embedded actual examples and stories to consolidate and demonstrate his points . He was entertaining, but he also made us think"

– Lorna Hobden, Deputy Headteacher, Hadleigh Junior School​

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