Lifelong Learning

Details of Experience


The range of areas covered in Gulshan's consultancy role includes:

  • leadership and management including mentoring headteachers, developing middle leaders and working with governors
  • strategic development and solutions, particularly in relation to the work of the LA
  • school self-evaluation including helping schools to develop consistency in their lesson observations
  • safeguarding
  • promoting the achievement of able pupils
  • recruitment and selection
  • teaching and learning
  • assessment to support learning;
  • curriculum development
  • SEN, including reviews of SEN and alternative provision
  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • reviewing and developing science, mathematics and technology in schools
  • EAL provision, race equality and community cohesion


Gulshan has also written materials for various organisations and publications for schools such as Engaging Parents as Stakeholders and Multi-Cultural Assemblies. She regularly writes articles for The Key, an educational resource web-site for school leaders and governors. In addition, Gulshan has been a keynote speaker at national conferences organised by The Key on SEND and Safeguarding.

Gulshan has over twenty years’ experience of training and provides training for schools, governors and Local Authorities on a regular basis. This training ranges from:

  • school self-evaluation for heads, senior managers and governors
  • development of leadership, management and accountability roles
  • evaluating, developing and improving teaching and learning
  • strategies to promote the achievement of able pupils
  • developing the roles of middle leaders
  • developing strategies for successful use of assessment to support learning
  • the role of governors, including self-evaluation for governors
  • safeguarding
  • SMSC
  • team building
  • conflict management
  • recruitment and selection
  • working with, and supporting the needs of, pupils with English as an additional language
  • equal opportunities and managing diversity.


Specific Work on SEND


In the past involvement of reviews of SEN across LAs and advising on provision

Often reviewing the whole, or most, of EOTAS when inspecting PRU provision - especially in London authorities

  • Advising academies and trusts on wider provision for SEN needs
  • A fair it of work with The Key both in terms of advice and through speaking at conferences on SEN/use of teaching assistants etc
  • Recently chaired two conferences on mental health needs in education - one in London and one in York - included speaking on how to develop a strategy for mental health and dealing with mental health needs
  • Have a strong understanding of health systems due to role on Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group between 2012 and 2015 - included working with local voluntary sector and the LA on SEN and disability; involved in Learning Disabilities Conferences locally; working with other members of the board in tackling lack of assessment for ASD for secondary aged pupils; a lot of work on provision, or lack of, for mental health and the issues of exclusion due to behavioural needs stemming from social and mental health needs
  • Used to supporting organisations putting together key, strategic documents such as SEFs and Business or Improvement Plans. 

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G&K Consulting

196 Grange Road The Grange


IP11 2QF

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