I offer a range of support and services to education professionals, including training and development, school improvement and coaching.

Much of my work comes from recommendation. It gives me great job satisfaction as I see my clients grow in confidence through my support and challenge, which helps them realise their unique qualities and potential.

I am proud of my successful career in teaching and school leadership, and have gained considerable knowledge and experience through roles which have included Trust School Improvement Lead, DfE English Hub Lead, and Deputy Headteacher.

If there is anything else I can help with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Lisa Ponter

Lisa Ponter

Lisa Ponter is a Freelance Education Consultant providing a training, coaching and school improvement service to education professionals and ITT providers in the UK.

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  • “Lisa has worked with us to launch a bespoke Phonics and communication strategy which precisely matches our SEND specialist setting. But more than this, she has coached and developed leaders to jointly deliver exceptional professional development for the whole staff team so that we have a confident team who can systematically deliver a progressive and cohesive learning strategy. Her work has transformed the offer to both learners and staff. We regard Lisa as a very important partner in the school improvement journey.”

    Jayne Clarke
    CEO, Interaction and Communication Academy Trust
  • “Thorough, well-presented, and effectively sequenced information regarding all aspects of phonics. It will ensure that we are all teaching with consistency.”

    Phonics and Early Reading Lead
    Fidelity and Consistency in Phonics
  • “Thank you for a fantastic face-to-face day. It was extremely insightful and I am taking away a much stronger understanding of implementing CPD and effective leadership.”

    Senior Leader
    NPQLTD face-to-face event facilitation
  • “Excellent CPD delivery with very clear guidance and opportunities for us to discuss new ideas. I have changed the way I deliver online learning.”

    Deputy Headteacher
    Improving Remote Learning in English
  • “Lisa’s ‘Supporting Lower KS2 Phonics’ training was excellent; the use of videos to show high quality interventions in action was extremely useful. Without doubt, this training will have an overall impact on teaching, learning and assessment. I am feeling more confident and upskilled.” 

    Primary Teacher
    Supporting Lower KS2 Phonics
  • “The training provided me with lots of information around around transition from the EYFS to Y1. It helped to focus me as Early Years Lead on what information we should be passing onto Year 1.”

    Early Years Lead
    Early Years Transition
  • “A great session with lots of food for thought. Good to network with others and have time to reflect. Looking forward to moving forward with the course, thank you!”

    Senior Leader
    NPQSL face-to-face event facilitation
  • “Excellent session, thank you. There were great opportunities for discussion and collaboration.”

    Senior Leader
    NPQSL face-to-face event facilitation
  • “This was a coherent, informative and helpful session. What I took away from Lisa’s session has already helped to build a base in my school for children coming up to KS2, to see what expectations are at the end of KS1. The training has also been useful for the work we are doing with our ‘spotlight’ children, and to develop appropriate resources and activities appropriate to their level. We will now be able to achieve uniformity with additional support for children, bridging the gap for those who need further development of their phonics sounds, letter recognition and blending.”

    Deputy Headteacher
    Supporting the Lowest 20% in Phonics - KS1 and KS2