DES was set up by a group of people who all have given long service to education. They have excellent track records in their field and a commitment to supporting and improving educational establishments from small schools to larger training companies and colleges. All of our associates have the same level of experience and expertise in their own areas – some people are experts in setting up a new school, some are excellent at mentoring staff and students, some have a strong curriculum focus. Whether you need someone to help at strategic level or at operational level, we will talk over your needs with you so we get the right person for you and your context.
Deborah Adolphe has a wide experience as a teacher in the secondary and tertiary sector. She began her career working in secondary schools in London with her primary interest within that sector being inclusion and achievement. During this time she held a variety of management roles including assistant head at a north London secondary school.
Following a career break to raise her family Deborah returned to education, teaching in the tertiary sector, initially applying her knowledge of inclusion for students in an agricultural college in the south west. On returning to London she continued working in the tertiary sector within both FE and HE, firstly in promoting basis skills for under 19 aged students and adult learners. Working on improving curriculum appropriate content, delivery and training staff across a variety of curriculum areas led her to working in health and social care, early years and counselling. She managed and led on curriculum development within the area and gained wide experience of the delivery and assessment of CACHE, BTEC and CPCAB courses including lead IV for BTEC courses in the area. She worked in partnership with voluntary, private and public sector providers on programmes to give students work experience, leading to apprenticeships, employment or university opportunities.
Deborah brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role as an associate for Diamond Education Service and has recently been working on a number of projects for schools and business partners throughout London on our behalf.
Granville Barrand has been teaching/working in Haringey, in one capacity or another, for most of his career. It has provided him with a wealth of experience, knowledge and contacts in Haringey, London and wider afield.
In terms of work related learning and CEIAG he has been involved in the development and delivery of all the major initiatives in the past 30 years, including: Schools Council Industry Project (SCIP); Technical & Vocational Education Initiative (TVEI); COMPACT; Education Business Partnership; Mini Enterprise in Schools; work experience; business mentoring; Certificate in Pre-Vocational Education (CPVE); GNVQ/NVQs; BTECs; vocational diplomas; Haringey Council Olympic Legacy Fund; ESF Pre-Apprenticeship Project; DWP Innovation Fund, and ESF Changing Futures London Project.
Prior to joining Diamond Education Service, Granville was managing the Haringey Education Business Partnership with responsibility for the development and delivery of government/ESF/DWP-funded projects, together with management of the borough wide work experience delivery and a range of careers/WRL activity programmes.
Martyn has worked within education in the local area for 40 years . His experience ranges from teaching PE, PSHC, science and mathematics through to work experience as co-ordinator, head of careers, and head of sixth form. As assistant headteacher, he has led on the graduate teacher programme, behaviour and attendance, inclusion and a major BSF rebuild of a school. He has forged links with a local special school and has implemented many work related initiatives within the school. Lately he has been heavily involved in the delivery of Pre-NEET contracts within Haringey.