Clare Cheetham

Trainer & Associate Consultant

Clare is an independent educational consultant who provides advice, consultancy, training, and strategic leadership support to schools and local authorities across the North West. She draws upon over 20 years of educational leadership experience, having been a Primary head teacher for ten years and with a proven track record of school improvement and leadership development. She has worked as an executive, interim, and associate head teacher.

Clare has most recently worked on commissions in local authorities across the North West, including Oldham, Warrington and Sefton, developing school improvement systems, early years support and leadership CPD.

Clare specialises in supporting schools and local authorities in developing systems and structures to maximise effectiveness and deliver leadership training, coaching, and development. She can guide and challenge head teachers, governors and senior officers, enabling them to reflect, stay focused and perform to the best of their ability. Clare combines her excellent grasp and understanding of the day-to-day demands of leading and managing a school and her experience in senior roles within a local authority to provide tailored advice and support at an operational and strategic level.

In addition, Clare has experience as a school governor and sits on the Local Advisory Committee of a secondary academy. She is Chair of the Groundwork Trust Greater Manchester Compliance and Performance Committee and a Trustee of The Learners’ Trust in Derbyshire.

Clare offers bespoke support in the following areas:

  • Health Checks
  • Audits and solutions
  • Middle/ Subject Leader Development
  • TA Training & Development
  • Governor Support
  • Support with Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Coaching & Mentoring; performance management etc.
  • NQT/RQT Support
  • Support with SEF & SDP writing

Clare has an enhanced DBS disclosure.