Education Consultancy

Our Focus consultants work in schools throughout the UK and internationally through consultancy, inset and in-house training. Focus has a number of consultants, who are close to schools, children and learning - this keeps them sharp and focused on what it is that makes a difference. View our consultants here. 

Focus consultants work with individual schools and established groups. All consultancies are bespoke and tailored to meet the needs outlined by the client. This might be a one-off consultancy or a series of visits over a period of time. A large proportion of our clients now choose Focus as their preferred school improvement provider.

Our main strands of consultancy for primary schools link to:

Developing or moving your curriculum on
How effective is your curriculum? Focus consultants can support you by leading PD Days, working with curriculum leaders or working on planning with individual teachers.
We have excellent examples of how you can bring your curriculum to life and these ideas can easily be adapted to meet your needs.
Let us work with you on introducing the Learning Challenge Curriculum into your school. Alternatively, you may require a refresher on this.

How effective are your assessment arrangements?
If you require any support in fully implementing effective assessment arrangements, we can work with you and your staff to evaluate this and ensure improvement.

Ofsted related activities
Issues such as writing self-evaluation statements will still be a priority in schools, as will be making amendments to your monitoring systems. Again, this is where Focus Education can be very helpful to you. Many of our consultants are qualified Ofsted inspectors and will support you as you take account of current issues.

Bring teaching to life
Let Focus Education help and guide you as you continue to bring teaching to life.

In addition, we can provide support in other areas, such as:
• Website Compliance
• Working with your governors
• Getting ready for EY inspection
• Bringing the teaching of English to life
• Mastery and Depth within teaching and learning

Consultants regularly work with:
  • Staff teams
  • Leadership teams
  • Groups of staff
  • Individuals
  • Phase leaders
  • Groups of schools
  • Groups of leaders
  • Specific groups, e.g. NQTs, TAs, etc.
  • Governors

Many heads now just plan for this as a ‘School Improvement SLA’. Your dedicated consultant will be a true ‘critical friend’. Schools often use their consultant to:

  • Evaluate attainment & progress data
  • Check quality and accuracy of self evaluation
  • Evaluate a specific aspect of the school
  • Undertake evaluation of lessons & work
  • Lead whole school training days
  • Work with groups of staff
  • Work with governors
  • Support leadership development
  • Discuss difficult issues
  • Prepare staff & governors for inspection

Focus has a strong reputation for delivering high quality training and consultancy. The schools we work with return to us time after time, knowing that they will receive a bespoke service delivered by high quality people who care. Focus consultants will take the time to find out exactly what you want and how you want it delivered. If you want a standard, off-the-peg, package; we may not be right for you.

Regardless of where you are as a school or academy, we can guarantee that working with a member of the Focus team will make a difference. All our team members have a wealth of experience in a wide range of contexts; all chosen because they are excellent communicators with high level interpersonal skills.

How much?

Prices start from £850 per day (excluding travel & accommodation)
We can talk to you about ways we can keep costs low.

Special Offers

Special Offers

These are just ideas of the kind of packages we can offer you or ways we are currently working with schools.
If you require something specific, give us a call and we can provide you with a quote to show you the discount you will be saving.
We can discuss ways in which we can save you money.

School or group?

If you are an established (or establishing) group, confederation or family - talk to us about providing support and becoming a true school improvement partner.
If you want to share practice or costs across a few academies or schools, we can help you with this.


Many schools are not sure of the content they want – this is fine. Book the dates that work for you and then talk or email the designated consultant and work out what is best for you. From experience, we know that by talking through your needs we will be able to work with you to ensure you get the right content.

Contact Linda by telephone: 01457 821811, email us or fill out the enquiry form below.

Enquire Now About Inset Consultancy in Your Primary School.

Did You Know?

Our Education Courses can be individually tailored and delivered in your school as an inset-consultancy. Just let us know which course you’re interested in. All our courses can be found by clicking the link below.