Christine Counsell appointed to the David Ross Education Trust’s Board of Trustees

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Leading curriculum expert to advise on Trust’s knowledge-based approach to teaching and learning

The David Ross Education Trust is pleased to announce that Christine Counsell has been appointed to its Board of Trustees.

Recognised as one of the education sector’s preeminent curriculum experts, Christine’s appointment will further strengthen the development of the Trust’s knowledge-based curriculum to improve education outcomes for its 13,000 students.

Having worked as a teacher and leader in multiple settings ­– including state school, local authority, MAT and 19 years as teacher-trainer at the University of Cambridge – Christine has carried out wide-ranging national and international work on curriculum policy and teacher education.

Christine now works as an independent education consultant specialising in curriculum and teacher development, working nationally and internationally.  She is also a member of Ofsted’s Curriculum Advisory Panel advising on the 2019 Ofsted framework.

On her appointment, Christine Counsell said: “In my role as trustee I will be working closely with the Trust’s education leaders as they develop a knowledge-rich curriculum that acts as the driving force to improve education outcomes across its 34 schools.  I have been impressed by the Trust’s determination to make subject communities central in this endeavour, its desire to get ongoing subject leadership right so that teachers develop through curriculum agency, and its exceptional commitment to the arts in education.”

David Ross, Sponsor and Chairman of the David Ross Education Trust, said: “Christine is rightly regarded as a pioneer in curriculum development.  Her appointment to our Board of Trustees adds significant experience and expertise, which will greatly benefit the quality of education we provide to our students.”