Alison Drayton

Trainer & Associate Consultant

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 development of a collaborative team.

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

As part of her personal development and passion for developing 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 the coaching space is key to leadership excellence in order 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 maximising the professional potential of self and others.

Alison has an enhanced DBS disclosure.