Florence was formerly one of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools and is currently an approved inspector for the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted). Before that, she was a successful headteacher in a multicultural school in London.
Florence has been an independent education consultant since 2006 and has extensive experience of educational development, innovation and inspection nationally and internationally. In 2007 Florence was part of a team of experts who conducted a review of the Bermudian education system. Between 2008 and 2011, she was involved in the development of inspectorates and training of education reviewers in African and the United States of America. In recent years, major clients have included the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the London Borough of Bexley, the Griffin Schools Trust and the Avanti Schools Trust.
Florence has significant expertise in the process of acculturation and the impact this has on the educational experience of people from ethnic minority backgrounds. In 2012, Florence published a book titled, My Culture: Yoruba. The book promotes a better understanding of the cultural differences between British and Yoruba culture, and empowers teachers to interact with parents and pupils from a Yoruba background from an informed perspective. Florence’s current focus is on helping British schools develop an appropriate programme for promoting British values in a sensitive manner within a multicultural dimension.
As a director of Inspired Futures, Florence has a passion for seeing children achieve the best they can and ensuring that schools provide them with a first class education, fit for a 21st century future in which technological acumen, adaptability and resilience are essential characteristics.