Such has been the success of Daniel's work that we have invited him to speak at various other conferences in London.
“ Mr Daniel Esteve was the mentor that helped and guided Abercerdin Primary’s transformation into a highly successful school. It was his guidance and support that ensured that within an eighteen month period the school’s standards significantly rose from a low Benchmark 4 to high Benchmark 1. The school was categorized as a Green 1A in 2014, the highest ranking possible in Wales. With Daniel’s support the school was able to continually focus upon ensuring an excellent quality of education that unlocked opportunity for all. His professional guidance gave the school the confidence and skills to ensure that pupils from this vulnerable background and with varying ability needs, began to receive a world class education. Daniel focussed the SLT on clear progress action plans that set high expectations for all. A clear three year plan gave the school a relentlessly ambitious forward looking focus. This continually raised the teaching bar and ensured that the whole school community benefitted from high quality education in one of Wales’ must socio and economically deprived areas.” Helen Gentle Head teacher
Headteacher, Abercerdin School
Daniel worked with us for 2 years, during which time the school achieved year on year improvements in standards. These improvements were reflected in our national categorisation, where we moved from “amber” to “green” during his support period.
Daniel was instrumental in this success. He built a fantastic relationship, with not only the senior leaders of the school, but with all of the staff and had an excellent understanding of the challenges we all faced. The support he gave was integral to our development and allowed us to build capacity as a team.
Headteacher, Pencoed School
Daniel is a motivator, he is definitely a transactional leader who has the knack of managing by exception, in turn allowing for others to develop through their experiences. Daniel's knowledge of Quality systems is excellent, guiding and supporting teams in developing their own subunits towards inspection preparation of any kind; OFSTED. Awarding Body or internal. He is definitely a peoples' person.
Senior teacher, Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College
The level of professional action plans that Daniel brought to our school moved us further along our journey. We have been grateful for a supportive, but questioning, colleague who was able to professionally challenge all staff, drilling down and ensuring that we go deeper into the issues.
As a cluster of schools, we have been able to work with someone who had a clear view of all the schools and their issues, but who was able to draw us together to learn from each other. The challenge to all staff was very useful in ensuring staff accountability and colleagues valued the development time they had with Daniel.
Headteacher, Tondu School
Daniel understood how the school worked and gave excellent yet realistic strategies to support improvement at every level. He listened to our needs and helped us to develop clear processes and supporting us through many changes. I would highly recommend his open, honest and positive approach.
Headteacher, Brynmenyn School
As a new Head I found your support and advice invaluable and I had trust in you. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated your support during Estyn inspection, including the critical eye you cast over my SER and the support you provided in writing an accurate and meaningful document.