Steven McLean

Steven McLean


Steven is an Associate Consultant for Focus Education. He is a very successful Headteacher working in a thriving school in Middlesbrough. Steven has been effective in ensuring that a school in a demanding area has all the hallmarks of outstanding provision. Many of the day-to-day practice in his school is underpinned by common sense and excellent practice. He is gifted in taking the best of the educational theories that exists and ensuring that it is reflected in the practice in the school.

The most noticeable attribute is the consistency in which the staff delivers high quality teaching, aimed at raising standards in all areas of the curriculum. Steven has been successful in providing his middle and senior leaders with the confidence of taking the best of the innovations that have been prominent in primary education and making it work for his school.

Steven is now an associate consultant for Focus Education and bring his years’ of experience in primary education to this new role. He has been recognised for his excellence and now provides support for other schools within his own authority. His main focus has been on teaching and learning and he has worked tirelessly to provide the best possible opportunity for his pupils to succeed. This has resulted in the pupils’ achievement being excellent.

Steven is one of these practitioners that will be at the forefront of educational innovation for some years to come and Focus is privileged to have his experience and expertise within its team.

Steven has an enhanced DBS disclosure.
+ Reviews

“Steve is a credible speaker because he is a serving Headteacher. He was able to share practice from his own setting and gave us so much food for thought. Steve has made some 'brave' changes in his school and they're clearly having a highly positive impact on standards. This can give less confident headteachers the courage to take those leaps of faith, knowing that they've been successful for a school in a relatively deprived community. The focus on curriculum development was extremely useful, particularly in light of the newly proposed framework for OFSTED inspections.


Our thanks to Steve for an excellent day and also for the kindness he extended at the end to speak to a small group of Headteachers interested in forming a MAT. Thank you so much!

Castlefort JMI School 


"Thank you for today's Inset on writing. It was most inspirational and it certainly got the staff talking and thinking what we needed. "

Bure Park Primary 


"Thank you for an inspirational day yesterday. Although some of it was hard hitting, we needed to hear it and we will now be able to drive some positive changes through an inspired and receptive staff "

Bure Park Primary