Liz Macfarlane, President of NSEAD 2021-2023, is a freelance art and design education consultant working with primary and secondary schools and academies across the country to provide support and bespoke CPD. She is a tutor with the eQualitas school-led teacher training programme and supports creative and cultural education programmes for The Mighty Creatives, the East Midlands Arts Council Bridge Organisation. She is also co-author of the ‘Cambridge International AS and A’ Level Art and Design Student’s Book’ and is a member of the expert subject advisory panel for Ofqual.
Liz has inspected for Ofsted and holds the Professional Qualification for School Inspectors. She has also been a senior A’ level moderator. Prior to this she was the National Coordinator for Visual Arts and Media with Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, working with a network of over 500 specialist arts colleges. She started her career teaching in secondary schools in Leicestershire, where she was a Head of Department and Lead Practitioner.
'I love these meetings, Liz always gives up useful updates on important issues so that I feel that I don't miss anything. Great to hear about what is happening in other schools.' - Feedback from a Shropshire secondary school art and design network meeting