Since 2019 Sharon has chaired and presented the Understanding School Admissions and Appeals training sessions for IG SCHOOLS. Some of the comments we received included the course was informative and useful, invaluable to help build knowledge of admissions, excellent and enlightening,would highly recommend. Lauren Powell, IG Education
Sharon is efficient and extremely organised, with true expertise and in-depth knowledge of the admissions process. The service and support Sharon provided was thorough and achieved with within the set time frames. Sharon was a pleasure to work with, providing an excellent service delivered with humour, drive and a clear passion for schools and communities. I would definitely recommend her to other education organisations. Madison Gough, Policy and Governance Officer, Elliot Foundation Academies Trust.
The training session was presented in a clear and engaging manner. Information was targets to the school’s needs and therefore extremely useful. School Admission and Appeals compliance training session. Admissions Officer, Darrick wood Senior School
Sharon managed the administration and delivery of the bulk primary appeals ( approx 75 across 26 schools) and some secondary bulk appeals (approx 36 across 5 schools) on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council in August 2020. She was able to start work at very short notice and able to work within an accelerated time frame. She quickly and easily adapted to local procedures and working practices. Sharon also established and maintained very good working relations with all parties involved. As the contact manager, I have been impressed by Sharon’s approach to work and the positive attitude throughout, even when extremely busy and working to tight deadlines. I would recommend Sharon Oliver Consultancy to any other local authority needing help with the administration of school admission appeals. Daniel Harry, Democratic Services and Scrutiny Manager, North Yorkshire Council .
Sharon has a wealth of knowledge on admissions and appeals and goes above and beyond to answer questions and provide advice. Matthew Hills, Director of Operations, Langley Park Learning Trust.
The training session was extremely worthwhile and Sharon is an exceptionally knowledgeable trainer. She prepared a day of bespoke 1:1 training, which covered all aspects of admissions, from Polices to Appeals and everything between. Andrea Baker, Registrar, Cranbrook School.
I can totally recommend Sharon Oliver for providing support to admissions matters. Reviewing, and drafting 25 new admissions policies, including full involvement of the academies and liaison with eight local authorities and with an excellent outcome. Highly knowledgeable, responsive, adaptable and cost effective. Sharon is highly competent at managing detail but without losing sight of the big picture. Bob Anderson, Director of HR and Governance, Elliott Foundation
The clerking service provided by Sharon Oliver for the 42 admission appeals received was thorough, timely, proactive, and carried out with great attention to detail. Mitra Samsami, Operations Manager, Ark John Keats Academy.
Very enlightening and clearly presented” ” A good combination of presentation and discussion” ” Connecting the information to real life cases worked well”. Quotes from a training session on Preparation & Presentation of School Admission Appeals at Ark John Keats Academy
“Very knowledgeable presenter – useful information across various areas of admissions” “Presentation was very well delivered and explained fully” “Good interaction with the audience” “Good tips on how to improve practice” Quotes from a training session on the School Admissions and Appeals Process held for Ark Schools, Tomas Thurogood-Hyde, Governance Officer
Sharon Oliver gave a presentation on the subject of School Admissions and Appeals to a large group, her knowledge of this area was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other education providers. – Sharon Miller, Director of Clerks Associates
Sharon is organised, professional and has a very strong work ethic. She had the knowledge and skills to drive the Admissions department forward and make it a structured and professional service for colleagues and parents. – A Kothari, Administrator with Responsibility for Admissions, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College
Excellent communication and collaboration with staff to ensure a clear and understandable process in place.- T Taylor, Administrator with Responsibility for Admissions, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy.
Sharon is a very patient trainer and will always find a way of ensuring that the trainee retains as much knowledge as possible, or has the confidence to find an answer when needed. – Schools in the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation