Cromwell Consulting Ltd.
Cromwell Consulting Ltd.

Dr Joanna Goodman, EdD, FCIEA


Dr Joanna Goodman is a Professional Doctorate holder (EdD) and a widely experienced, dynamic educational professional with a proven track record of successfully delivering educational leadership and management, with specific expertise in curriculum and assessment.  She provides quality reviews and support in the learning & skills sector, including safeguarding audits.   She is results-driven and able to deliver outstanding outcomes within specified time frameworks. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors and she is extensively published in educational journals on the topic of assessment, and specifically on the role of assessment for learning in improving progress and learning independence. Her work has been peer-reviewed by Dowling College, New York, and "International Researchers", The International Research Journal.  


Dr Joanna Goodman, Director and founder of Cromwell Consulting, is a qualified teacher, researcher, writer, blogger, trainer, conference presenter, keynote speaker and Principal Expert-Consultant at Cromwell Consulting Ltd. Her educational experience is considerable and she specializes in working with schools on developing their processes for improved outcomes.   In her long career in education spanning for over 30 years, she has worked as an English and SEN teacher, Learning Development Co-ordinator, Assistant Headteacher, Academic Director and Deputy Headteacher. She has been involved with every key stage in education in different types of schools, maintained and independent, including special schools.  She has been a school inspector; a national trainer; an ELSIN Associate as well as a member of advisory boards for qualification providers.


Joanna graduated with a Doctorate in Education from King’s College London, where she had the privilege of working with Professor Paul Black and Professor Dylan Wiliam, under the supervision of Dr Jane Jones.  In her academic research, she examined assessment practices in an independent school and focused on the role of assessment for learning in improving progress. Her assessment expertise is globally recognized and her work has been published in many educational journals in the UK and abroad.

Joanna’s considerable senior leadership experience has been gained working for maintained and independent schools, where her responsibilities encompassed curriculum design, monitoring and evaluation, and the development of teaching and learning, including assessment.


As a GA Global Associate, she has gained significant recruitment expertise, making her an ideal senior educational professional to provide effective solutions to demanding, specialized senior staffing requirements of educational institutions in the UK and abroad.


Joanna has experience of school governance; chair of the Curriculum Committee. She has a current enhanced DBS.


Besides, working for NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guideline committees, Joanna contributed to the development of two clinical guidelines on the developmental follow-up of chidren born pre-term and specialist neonatal care.  Both guidelines are aimed at improving outcomes for children and young people.  She has developed expertise on prematurity, particularly on the difficulties that children born pre-term can face in education.  Joanna provides training for education professionals on the topic of prematurity where, in the UK, 8% of children are affected.  She has co-authored a systematic review paper on the involvement of parents in neonatal care published in a peer-reviewed clinical journal, and has contributed to the development of teaching and learning resources for children born pre-term.  These resources, in addition to raising awareness of prematurity among educational professionals, provide practical solutions for teaching neurodiverse school populations.  They are aimed at improving these young people's learning outcomes.


Joanna is a Trustee  of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.  As  a member of the DfE panel of experts, she contributed to the development of T Level qualifications in Education and Childcare.  She continues to work with the DfE in her advisory capacity, including T Level Professional Development Offer Advisory Panel.  She is a registered Associate of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).


Additionally, Joanna works as an expert witness in legal cases.


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