Focus Education provides education resources, inset consultancy and CPD courses for teachers and school leaders. We provide support for primary schools, academies, and early years' settings in the UK and overseas.
Focus Education is a family run company based in the North of England celebrating our 25th anniversary. We provide a variety of reputable CPD courses, educational publications, downloads and software, and bespoke education consultancy for leaders, teachers and teaching assistants in primary schools. We are a trusted provider for primary schools in the UK and internationally. We are proud of the work we do to support primary schools.
We make sure that we work with your school to make productive changes and improvements for pupils and staff. We believe all children should be given the opportunity to grow, develop and achieve within their primary education setting.
We understand school budgets are tight, so we have set up the Focus Hub Initiative to continue to support primary schools by providing CPD courses, but at reduced prices. To find out more about the Focus Hubs, please click here. We also have a Rewards Scheme which gives customers special offers. Sign up to Rewards for free here.
Our primary educational consultants are specialists in the field of education. They provide educational support and suggest areas of improvement within primary schools and early years' organisations both in the UK and internationally. Some of the areas covered within Focus inset consultancy and courses are: The National Curriculum, OfSTED, Headteacher Inspection Training, NQT support, mastery and greater depth in the classroom, teacher training, and school leadership.
All primary schools have different needs and requirements. Our inset consultancy packages are tailored to fit with your primary school. More information on our inset consultancy, including prices, special packages, and how to book, can be found on our consultancy page. If you are an international school and you wish to book a Focus Consultant into your school or read international testimonials on our consultancy, click here.
We are proud of our partnerships and collaborations which help us in continuing and growing our support for primary schools. These include: NAHT Edge, 2ESKIMOS, OTrack, Besa, Sec, Aspe, BSME, COBIS, Madeleine Lindley and NEYTCO. If you want to find out more about our collaborations, head over to our partnerships page.
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Feedback from teachers and leaders in primary schools and early years' organisations
Oasis Academy Don Valley
Fantastic consultant who was very professional and led the session for all our staff with great enthusiasm. Great consultant to work with. Ros is extremely knowledgeable.
St Matthews Primary School
Thank you for another fantastic day! Staff feedback was extremely positive and we look forward to working with you again during the spring term.
Shadsworth Junior School
It is always a delight to have Clive in school. It’s a treat we all look forward to!
Woodland View Primary School
Clive has become a valued member of our wider team due to his personable nature and immense knowledge.
Chapel Street Primary School
Clive was outstanding on all four days. He is an exemplary professional going above and beyond to have a positive impact at all times.
Hey With Zion
We are appreciative for the marvelous impact had by working with Ros Ferrara. Thanks for all Focus have done, and pass on our massive appreciation and gratitude to Ros for her work with us.
Beaver Road Primary School
We have benefitted enormously from Focus. Focus provides excellent support for long term, strategic planning & school improvement.
Wilsden Primary School
All of the consultants are easy to get along with & approach the days with a sense of humor. They take time to listen carefully to our needs & are friendly and approachable.
Excellent, allowed us to plan for the future.
Escomb Primary School
Always a pleasure to have in school. Very easy to talk to honestly. Great company for the day! Looking forward to the next time.
Deeplish Primary Academy
The consultant worked well with all, developing knowledge & skills in a positive manner. Teachers left sessions with concrete plans & ideas for further development.
Stamford Park Infant School
The consultant was able to very much meet the needs of a very broad range of staff in terms of skills. Lots of dialogue previous to training which was very useful.
New Ford Primary School
We look forward to working alongside Ros in the future where we can personalise the support even further.
Maple Court Academy
Our Standards in English continue to rise. Staff subject knowledge continues to increase. All staff feel confident and comfortable, adapting her style to suit the people she is working with.
Hawksworth Primary School
Staff are supported at all levels.
St Stephen's Primary School
Very professional and well organised. Worked well with our team.
Parkstone Primary School
Absolutely brilliant! Lovely to work with, very knowledgeable, honest and gives great advice. A real asset to our SLT on the day.
St Anselm's Catholic Primary School
Great trainer. Inspiring. Wealth of experience to share.It was great!
Pocklington Junior School
Extensive subject knowledge and enthusiasm. Excellent recommendation of inspirational books. Very useful course materials for reference later.
Bankfields Primary School
Very professional and well informed on the subject delivered. Excellent! Appropriate use of humour to aid delivery and keep audience engaged. Met the needs of the staff.
Woodchurch CofE Primary School
Extremely knowledgeable and able to relate to changes in the new curriculum. The whole day worked well.
St Stephens Primary School
Very professional. Very warm, caring and has a way of getting across to ALL members of staff.
Whitegate End Primary and Nursery School
Very easy to get on with, listened carefully to all staff. Quickly developed a supportive relationship with leader and staff.
Waterloo Primary School
Very professional, knowledgeable, aware of the realities of school life. Easy to get along with.
Gaddesby Primary School
Very professional. All delegates came away with lots of ideas and resources.
Woodland Community Primary School
As per the usual quality of Focus consultants is superb! A pleasure to work with. All staff enjoyed it.
Limehurst Community Primary School
Excellent – Concise & knowledgeable. Easy to communicate with! Down to earth & realistic about the challenges our school faces on a daily basis. Great with governors.
Wood Fold Primary School
Very knowledgeable. Provided clear strengths and areas for development. Had a clear idea of how to structure the day to get the most out of it. Put staff at ease.
Very Informative, the consultant was excellent and very professional
Ravensthorpe Junior School
Very good delivery. Content was well matched to our needs and our request. Clear, accurate, friendly and supportive. Extremely positive feedback from the different schools.
St Matthews Primary School and Nursery
Identified areas which are good in a positive way and areas which need some work constructively. Very easy to work with and non-judgmental.
Our Lady and St Brendan's Catholic Primary School
Very personable. Easy to talk to & approachable during the day. Understanding & sympathetic to our situation.
Meadow View Primary School
Very professional and knowledgeable. Ability to give clarity for an area of teaching that requires a shift of thinking is excellent.
Barrs Court Primary School
Well worth it! Related training to current trends and thinking including the latest Ofsted framework. Good mix of key messages sprinkled with humour which kept trainees engaged.
Redhill Primary School
Well prepared and relevant content. Approachable and gave staff the confidence to contribute.
Allerton Bywater Primary School
Very Professional, Good to talk to and discuss current issues.
St Clement's CofE Primary School
Excellent. Made the session enjoyable and related well to all staff. Broad knowledge-base and understanding of practical issues.
Eaton Park Academy
Very friendly and approachable. Adapted to the needs of staff. Very professional.
St George's Primary School
St Stephen's Catholic Primary School
Always a pleasure to have at our school! Made all staff feel comfortable, happy to advise all areas asked about. Adapted the sessions to meet our requirements.
Very professional, well organised and prepared, Clear and easy to understand, experienced and knowledgeable. Approachable and humorous, practical and positive
Barnfields Primary School
Well organised and delivered the material in a structured, relevant and interesting way.
Excellent. Understood the context of the school and our needs.
Dunn Street Primary School
All exceptions were met. Communication prior to and after the day were first rate. We enjoyed the day. We were challenged but aware of the next steps to take. Thank You.
Acre Rigg Academy
Very knowledgeable and provided an engaging presentation for staff. An enjoyable and informative day was provided for all.
St Michael with St John CE Primary School
Very friendly and approachable. Excellent.
Very helpful and useful. I was happy with it all. Really Good. He always is.
Caedmon Primary School
Enhanced the quality of teaching and learning. Brilliant. The visit enhanced the quality of teaching and learning.
St Luke's CofE Primary School
Fantastic training delivered. Very knowledgeable and delivered a bespoke package. Outstanding would highly recommend to other schools.
Oatlands Junior School
Excellent! Well prepared and had a clear understanding of what our expectations for the day were.