Leadership, consultancy and courses which build skills and confidence in the most challenging aspects of school leadership:

  • Addressing underperformance
  • Securing effective Middle Management
  • Overcoming resistance to change
  • Coaching
  • Holding courageous conversations
  • Managing uncooperative attitudes
  • Motivating the de-motivated
  • Addressing absenteeism

Tailored to the specific needs of your school, or group of schools, whether primary, secondary, independent or special, at a time and place to suit you.

Whether based in your school or off-site, my consultancy will develop relationships within your team, build your confidence, support collegiality and increase rigour.

Applications from clusters of schools, federations and trusts are welcome. In such cases my aim is to develop relationships, collaboration and networking within the cluster.


As a direct result of attending one of Edward's courses, I decided that accountability was an area I needed to develop in my school. I was enthused and went home to put together an accountability plan that night. I had also applied for a place on the NPQH and successfully used the coaching technique I had learnt on the course as part of the selection process; it worked superbly well! These ideas have developed the work that I do with aspiring middle leaders: courageous conversations and the ability to have them are what make the different between an adequate leader and an outstanding one. The focus of them in Edward's work is critical to school improvement.

Dr Jane Tinker - Assistant Principal, Sir Thomas Boughey High School, Staffs