Tim Nelson

Tim Nelson


Tim is an associate consultant with Focus Education. This role involves leading large scale national conferences, working with groups of schools and working with more than 200 individual schools across England and overseas.

Prior to joining Focus Education, Tim worked as a head teacher. Tim’s last school had a reputation for innovation and their initiatives have been utilised by others and presented internationally. He has a proven track record of impacting on school improvement. This has resulted Tim previously working as a local leader of education, a school improvement partner, an Ofsted inspector and mentor for trainee inspectors and a professional partner.

Tim is experienced at working with teams in school, with a focus on all core areas of school improvement, i.e. curriculum; teaching, learning and assessment; leadership and management etc.

Recent comments from schools where Tim was worked include:

‘Very professional delivery and the ability to deliver messages clearly and succinctly.’

‘Down to earth, realistic and refreshing.’

‘Very approachable and answered all our questions fully.’

‘Tim was very professional – it was a pleasure working with him! Staff all agreed the day was very useful.’

Tim is the author of more than twenty books, including most recently, School Governors: A Guide to Effective Practice, Evaluating SMSC development and the promotion of British values, Judging teaching, not the teacher, Judging the EY teaching, not the EY teacher (with Sarah Quinn)

Tim has a DBS disclosure

+ Reviews

"Tim is a fantastic speaker. He is knowledgeable, relevant and witty."

Rooks Nest Primary School


"Tim Nelson is an excellent presenter."

Hill Top Primary School


"Tim’s knowledge was great. Delivery was amusing, made things interesting, fast paced. Held my attention due to humour."

St Clare’s RC Primary


"Tim, as always is excellent."

Harold Court Primary


"Tim was funny and easy to listen to. Enjoyed the course."

St Michael’s CofE Primary School


"Very professional. Identified areas which are good in a positive way and areas which need some work constructively. Non-judgemental whilst able to show examples of possible things to consider producing to address areas where involvement is needed."

St Matthews Primary School


"Excellent. Broad knowledge-base and understanding of practical issues. Made the session enjoyable and related well to staff at all levels of the hierarchy. "

St Clements Catholic Primary School


"Tim is the consummate professional. He was well prepared and tailored his delivery to the needs and requirements of the group. Spot on!"

Blackwood School