Sharon Gray

Co-opted Member

sharonCo-opted Member

Sharon is currently an Education Consultant at Wholehearted Learning and the UK Hub Director for an International Charity – ecl foundation. The ecl Foundation is an international charity, registered in the UK, whose work and purpose is enhancing children’s lives. We help adults to create environments that enrich the emotional well-being, creativity and learning of children and young people. Our focus is to release a child’s innate desire to learn and for them to discover joy in their learning. We have national hubs in the UK, Namibia and South Africa and representatives in Holland, America and Asia. All delivering transformational new working practices to adults working with vulnerable children and their families, who face multiple challenges, including, mental health problems, inequality, poverty, violence and addiction.

Sharon was a Head Teacher for 18 years, most recently at Netherfield Primary and Pre-School, a larger than average primary school of 488 children in an area of significant deprivation. Sharon joined Netherfield in September 2009 when it was in special measures – in July 2013, the school was judged by Ofsted to be outstanding in all areas.

Other roles have included;

  • Head Teacher at Beormund SEBD school in London which was judged to be outstanding in 2007.
  • Advisory Head teacher in 2008 in Harbour Residential SEBD school as which is now judged to be Outstanding whilst working as a SEND consultant for Cocentra
  • Carrying out the SEBD review for Nottinghamshire County Council and supporting the developing vision and provision for SEBD pupils and vulnerable pupils who are at risk
  • Her current school, Netherfield Primary School had been placed in a category of special measures before she took over in September 2009, it was judged to be Good by Ofsted in February 2010 and in June 2013 as Oustanding.
  • Is a Team Teach Tutor.
  • Is a co-opted member of engage in their future, and joined the National committee as London Representative in 2002.
  • Is an additional team Ofsted inspector and has carried out Ofsted inspections with both Tribal and more recently since her move back to Nottingham, SERCO since 2004.
  • An active member of the SEND London Leadership Strategy team and work directly with them through the DfE to secure positive outcomes for children and young people experiencing SEND