Elizabeth Coley is an independent educational consultant, having previously been Head teacher of two independent schools. Her teaching experience over more than thirty years ranges from Nursery to Advanced Level in both maintained and independent schools, and her main subjects include music, mathematics and religious education. Elizabeth was awarded a DfES best practice research scholarship in 2001 for research into the classroom practice of NQTs and their recruitment, training and retention. She has also published various texts in mathematics, music and reasoning, been an external tutor and QTS assessor for teachers following the GTP and OTTP routes into teaching, and has been a governor of three independent schools. She has just retired as a Reporting Inspector for ISI, having previously been an Ofsted Registered and Additional Inspector for twelve years in addition to working for ISI for nearly eighteen years.