Steven Popper is a freelance educational consultant and inspector. He achieved QTS in 1983 and has a range of post-graduate qualifications, including an Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Studies and an MA in The Expressive Arts in Education. He taught children from Nursery upwards for a period of 11 years and held leadership and senior leadership posts in several infant and primary schools. Steven established and led the University of Chichester’s highly successful Early Years initial teacher education route between 1996 and 2013. He was also the Deputy Co-ordinator of the university’s well-regarded Masters-level Primary PGCE programme for the final three years of this period. Steven was seconded to HMI from September 2012 to August 2013 before becoming a freelance educational consultant and inspector. He has led well over 100 inspections of maintained and independent schools, along with inspections of early years and initial teacher education providers. Steven currently leads inspections and works as an editor and monitor on behalf of the Independent Schools Inspectorate. He also delivers many consultancies, such as policy reviews, whole-school reviews, and in-school seminars and training.
Inspections, middle and senior leadership and management, EYFS