Keith Adams

Keith Adams


Keith has been in Primary Education for over 40 years working as a head teacher in three schools, and a Local Authority officer, before joining Focus Education as a consultant. During his headships, he worked as an associate headteacher to two schools in vulnerable and challenging circumstances, established head teacher mentoring schemes and led national improvement programmes across the Local Authority.

Highly sought after, particularly for his straight forward and open style, Keith draws on a wealth of national and international experience and has co-authored several of Focus’ publications, including the popular ‘Simple and Effective Monitoring’.

Keith works with schools on all aspects of school improvement. Much of his work is linked to teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment and inspection issues.

Keith has an enhanced DBS disclosure.
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"Excellent. Keith quickly built a good relationship with our staff, enabling him to support and challenge thinking. He checked in with me during the session that the session was fulfilling needs."

Robert Shaw Primary School


"Highly professional, flexible and good communication prior to visits. He always arrives early and ready! Knowledgeable and supportive without coming across as superior or telling us what to do. Keith coaches and guides us which we like."

Coppice and Roundthorn Academy


"Keith is highly professional and shares a wealth of knowledge and ideas that give food for thought."

Manor Green Primary Academy


"Excellent – concise and knowledgeable. Easy to communicate with! Down to earth and realistic about the challenges that our school faces on a daily basis. Great with our Governors.”

Limehurst Community Primary School


“Very professional, staff warmed easily to him.”

Ludworth Primary School


“As always Keith is very professional in all aspects of his role in whatever situation he is in. He is able to discuss key educational issues and advise on next steps. Keith has worked with all staff across school. He always ensures that that professional development he is providing is appropriate for the audience.”

Gorse Hall Primary


“Excellent. Keith knows his stuff but is warm and approachable as well.”

Medlock Valley Community School


“Keith's work with us has had a big impact building the capacity and quality of our leaders and sharpening our self-evaluation - all clearly recognised in our Ofsted report. I look forward to continuing working with Keith, who I trust and respect greatly.”

Fielding Primary and Nursery