Natalie Parish

Natalie specialises in strategy development, problem-solving and supporting performance across the full range of children’s services, for both local and national government.

As an Isos Director she has worked extensively both in the UK and abroad on developing strategies for education, literacy, leadership and development education for national governments, and has led the production of a number of high-profile research and analytical publications across education and children’s services policy areas.

In addition to her national research she has worked directly with local authorities, supporting them to reconfigure their education and strategy functions in light of reduced funding and new priorities and engaged schools in action research and policy evaluations.

Formerly, Natalie was assistant director for strategy and performance in children’s services in Tower Hamlets. She began her career in the Department for Education where she led policy development on school improvement and school target setting and worked on implementation of the National Strategies. She was seconded to Hong Kong for 6 months where she worked as a policy advisor in the Education and Manpower Bureau.