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Lin Avery - PLD Consultant - Auckland office

"The Board of Trustees employed Lin Avery to advise and work alongside us in the process of employing a new principal for our school.."

Adrienne Carlisle - PLD Consultant - Auckland office

"Adrienne has been very professional and thorough in all her work in the school."

Adrienne Carlisle - PLD Consultant - Auckland office

"Open minded and approachable and allows the opportunity for all in the group to contribute."

Mary Chamberlain - Company Director

"The team went well beyond simply reviewing the existing literature to creating a framework for analysis which drives better targeting of current and future investments."

Mary Chamberlain - Company Director

"We needed to understand how our programme was aligned with the curriculum and leading pedagogy."

Mary Chamberlain - Company Director

"Mary’s breadth of expertise and versatility have been vital to the project"

Jacqui Clayton - PLD Consultant - Upper South Island

"Our work with Jacqui has supported our school to make great progress in developing coherent instructional programmes for teachers and students."

Jacqui Clayton - PLD Consultant - Upper South Island

"Jacqui actively assists us with developing a more positive and mindful learning culture throughout our school."

Steve Edwards - PLD Team Leader - South Island

"I really appreciate your support with all of this."

Steve Edwards - PLD Team Leader - South Island

"You asked questions that put us in the right direction."

Joy Hawke - PLD Consultant - Christchurch office

"Rather than come to us with a predetermined path of PLD delivery, Joy has been able to react to what evolves from our discussions and support us from that point."

Joy Hawke - PLD Consultant - Christchurch office

"She supported teams, modelling reading lessons in each teacher’s classroom, then reinforced and helped them reflect on their own practice."

Aroha Heaslip - Kaitakawaenga/PLD Consultant - Tauranga

"Yesterday our staff attended your one day course on OTJs… they were very, very positive about the message and the quality of your presentation."

Brent Langford - PLD Consultant - Christchurch office

"Providing an exceptional model, training us and developing our skills, buddying up with us for our first observations and then letting us fly solo".

Brent Langford - PLD Consultant - Christchurch office

“Brent has put in a huge amount of effort to understand the special character of our alternative school and to give suggestions and support in a manner which is relevant to our school."

Brent Langford - PLD Consultant - Christchurch office

"Brent has been absolutely wonderful to work with. He worked hard to build positive relationships with me and my lead team.

Ben Laybourn - PLD Consultant - Wellington office

"Evaluation Associates provided an invaluable and unique 'outside the school' perspective and allowed us to step back and see the wider impact of our decisions."

Ben Laybourn - PLD Consultant - Wellington office

"I feel very secure with the direction our Kahurangi School team is being led down by Ben."

Trish Manson - PLD Consultant - Auckland office

I am much more thoughtful and proactive about my leadership practices, I now observe and give feedback with confidence.

Trish Manson - PLD Consultant - Auckland office

Trish has great ideas for personalising learning for students, she keeps us focused on our priority students with no excuses.

Trish Manson - PLD Consultant - Auckland office

Our inquiry has deepened and I now have many more strategies to lead the learning with.

Deirdre McCracken - PLD Consultant - Christchurch office

“I have greater clarity about my role [in leading teacher learning] and that of the Heads of Learning and how to engage them in PLD.

Deirdre McCracken - PLD Consultant - Christchurch office

“There is a greater openness amongst staff and a willingness to look at why we do things the way we do.

Wendy Moore - PLD Consultant - Auckland office

"This was one of the best professional development sessions that I have attended."

Megan Peterson - PLD Consultant - Auckland office

"Megan has supported our leadership team as we have been going through the process of launching Teaching as Inquiry in our school."

Allan Powell - PLD Team leader - North Island

"I really see the purpose in school-wide targets for the first time!"

Allan Powell - PLD Team leader - North Island

"Thanks so much for last week."

Anne Purves - PLD Consultant - New Plymouth

"I have found Anne’s help this year invaluable"

Anne Purves - PLD Consultant - New Plymouth

"Anne is an outstanding Leadership and Assessment facilitator."

Julia Scott - PLD Consultant - Wellington office

"It has been fantastic working with Julia this year."

Julia Scott - PLD Consultant - Wellington office

"Julia has been a great support to our school."

Mel Stopford - PLD Consultant - Christchurch office

"Mel is a leader in facilitating adult learning."

Mel Stopford - PLD Consultant - Christchurch office

"Mel has the ability to engage staff and work with them to encourage deep thinking and reflection on current practice."

Ruth Tate - Kaitakawaenga/PLD Consultant - Auckland office

"Working with Ruth on assessment and teaching as inquiry has resulted in accelerated progress for our students."

Ruth Tate - Kaitakawaenga/PLD Consultant - Auckland office

"Always awesome to have you come and give us pointers on our own teaching practice and learning."

Garry Taylor - PLD Consultant - Christchurch office

"Well-focused and managed ongoing school-wide professional development has helped to enhance the quality of teaching programmes and practices."

Garry Taylor - PLD Consultant - Christchurch office

"Very personable and knowledgeable about teaching and learning."

Garry Taylor - PLD Consultant - Christchurch office

"Thanks so much for the workshop yesterday."

General

"Working with Evaluation Associates for the two years focusing on Assessment for Learning has been our most successful PLD project to date."

General

"How lucky am I? I’ve managed to learn from two sets of inspirational courses with Barbara-Anne based on the AtoL programme."

General

"We worked with Evaluation Associates in 2013 and 2014, with Brenda Weal as our facilitator."

General

"Really was all helpful. Some things we are on track with, others we are not."

General

"Excellent. Great having someone with real knowledge and background in the product."

General

"Barbara-Anne Alexander is an inspiring educational facilitator who is passionate about helping teachers to help students in their quest for continuous learning."

General

""Barbara-Anne has been instrumental in the development of our teachers’ professional capabilities in the area of assessment for learning."

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"[I wish to acknowledge] the significant contribution EA and the AfL platform have had in our successes this year."

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"Over the past three years, Barbara Anne Alexander has been facilitating the most successful 'Leadership and Assessment' Teacher Development that our school has ever experienced."

General

"Supportive facilitation for the lead team."

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"Ian has facilitated professional development that teachers have responded to with interest and enthusiasm."

General

"Jody was the perfect fit for our school."