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Ms Karen Spence-Thomas
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
  • Programme Leader
  • IOE - Learning & Leadership
  • UCL Institute of Education

I have a background in secondary school and post-16 leadership and have worked as a consultant for local authorities. My work involves designing and leading professional development programmes tailored to meet local, school and individual needs. I've also led leadership programmes for colleagues in the health and social care sectors.

Specific areas of interest and expertise: leadership of teaching and learning; collaborative leadership (within and between settings); impact evaluation; a coaching approach to lesson observation; innovative leadership of professional development; improving performance management; collaborative enquiry.
Current projects include: co-project manager for Teaching Schools Research & Development Project (for National College, Themes 1&2); co-design and facilitation of Grand Curriculum Designs, a leadership development programme (with RSA & Curriculum Foundation); leading on design of tailored leadership programmes for groups of schools and local authorities

Languages spoken: French (intermediate), German (intermediate), Welsh (intermediate)

Languages written: French (intermediate), German (intermediate), Welsh (intermediate)

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