Michelle Jones is an Independent Education Consultant with over 28 years’ experience. Her most substantive position was that of Headteacher (Principal) of a primary school in one of the highest areas of deprivation in South Wales, UK. She has also held teaching positions in Secondary and International Schools in the UK and India. She has worked for the Local Education Authority (District Level) to support school improvement initiatives and to provide professional learning workshops and conferences. In 2006 she gained the award of ‘Inspirational Headteacher of the Year’ and was invited to Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister for her efforts in securing sustained high levels of school improvement. In 2008 she became a School Effectiveness Associate for the Welsh Government and, subsequently, a Professional Education Adviser assisting with their school reform process. Most recently, she has been working with government agencies in England, Russia and Australia to contribute to the design and delivery of their professional learning programmes.