Allison Drayton

Allison  Drayton


Alison is a high performing headteacher of an Outstanding Primary School in North West England, one of the top 10% in the country under the current framework. She leads a values-based school where she takes great pride in fostering and nurturing leadership at all levels. Ofsted noted her thoughtful approach and clear development of a collaborative team.

Alison has worked closely with Clive Davies - founder of Focus Education - for over 20 years and has first-hand experience of implementing the recent innovative Focus science and foundation resources, and their adaptation to SEN children which was highly accredited by Ofsted in November 2019.

As part of her own personal development and her passion to develop opportunities for School leaders support and development in the education sector , she became ICF ACC trained and holds an ILM7 coaching qualification at Masters level. She currently works with One Education, in the North West of England, as a leadership coach with headteachers and deputies offering bespoke professional development within the coaching framework. She believes that the coaching space is key to leadership excellence to raise the quality of their practice and, therefore, outcomes for children. Her support centres around:

•Clarifying leadership and organisational goals
•Improving capacity for self and organisational improvement
•Working towards maximizing professional potential of self and others.
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"It’s been a great help to have a space in which to confidentially and freely discuss ideas about organisational improvement and developing my leadership skills. Given our busy schedules, we seldom get the time and space to think, or explore ideas in depth and coaching has provided this."

"I leave each session feeling inspired and with more confidence. Alison's coaching sessions have impacted positively on my own mental and emotional well-being, which in turn has benefitted the organisation."