About Us

Susannah White

With 25 years’ experience of teaching and learning, Susannah works at the intersection of education, psychology and health. She is an engaging and passionate teacher and educational consultant, drawing on a background of working with adults and children of all ages.

Susannah has worked in a wide range of educational settings including schools (primary, secondary, state and independent, in the UK and elsewhere), universities (undergraduates and postgraduates) and Local Educational Authorities.

She is particularly strong in analysing learners’ needs and reflects deeply when advising. She is a caring professional who is able to support others in decision-making and planning.

As an enthusiastic proponent of life-long learning, Susannah carries this through to her own practice and pursues new learning and development continuously. This helps her in maintaining a fresh approach and energy in her work and enables her to be a thought-leader in the field.



Consultancy Experience

  • Quality Assurance Consultant for a group of universities and local authorities
  • Strategy & Review Consultant at the Institute of Education
  • Local Authority Consultant

Higher Education Experience

  • Design, quality assurance and leadership of teacher training in two OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ rated institutions, including world leader the Institute of Education, University College London
  • Admissions Tutor (PGCE)
  • Contribution to GTP, OTT, PGCE, STA, HLTA, Returners to Teaching and BA Education Studies
  • Undergraduate French Tutor

School-Based Experience

  • 20 + Years of teaching (PGCE Qualified)
  • Consistently highly rated by OFSTED and students
  • Experience of teaching every age group from 0 - 80
  • Experience in primary and secondary education in both state and independent sectors
  • Head of Languages
  • Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Home Education Experience

  • Home education of the entire EYFS and primary years with my own two sons
  • Delivery of numerous courses to home-educating parents

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Language learning
  • Teacher training
  • Home education
  • Quality assurance
  • Curriculum design
  • Needs of higher ability students
  • Learning to read
  • Learning to write
  • Supporting parents
  • Interview and selection
  • French verbs (Book on French verbs published)

Interests

  • Evidence-based education
  • The interconnectedness of learning and health particularly the role of nutrition
  • Third age language learning as a memory-enhancing tool
  • How the judicious use of assessment can lead to better learning
  • ADHD
  • Maths pedagogy - how to undo maths fear
  • Mandarin Chinese - effective learning strategies
  • The application of Joseph Renzulli's theories in education

Ahead Learning aims to pull together strands of psychology, educational practices and health and nutrition information. I look forward to welcoming you to one of our events.

Susannah White

Ahead Learning