Ian became known to the Oakham Centre via his role as 14-19 Curriculum Advisor and has supported the Oakham Centre over the past 12 months or so, initially to give advice on the implementation of accredited courses and functional skills. He was very adept at understanding the circumstance to which the Pupil Referral Unit operates and the challenges that our establishment faces. During each meeting that took place Ian always provided the centre with appropriate and understandable written information for us to keep and refer back to. He gave very clear and sound advice which enabled us to make informed choices and forward plan for the future.Ian has supported the Centre above and beyond his advisory role. He volunteered to join our Management Committee and has played a key role in supporting the Centre and being a critical friend.He is reliable, professional, a clear communicator, innovative, resilient, and has a thorough understanding of the educational environment wherever it may be set.