School Leadership Consultancy

Our experienced consultants can run a bespoke leadership INSET day in your school. Below, you will find a list of our most enquired and booked days based on leadership in primary schools. To view other areas around which our consultants have run INSET days or to find out more about our general inset/consultancy options, click here.

Leadership and Management

We provide support for all areas of leadership and management linked to a school or academy's core business, including support for leaders at all levels and stages of their careers.

  • Governors
  • Senior Leaders
  • Middle Leaders
  • Emerging Leaders

Our support can include ‘task-focused’ input, e.g., data analysis, evaluation systems, and leadership support linked more intrinsically to cultural and system development in your school.

As with all our consultancy, we will tailor input to suit your requirements.

Quality leadership is at the heart of any successful and effective school or academy. The bullet points below outline some of the training we have offered to work with schools to ensure they embed quality leadership.

  • Performance coaching for middle leaders
  • Challenging others
  • Leading your subject
  • Effective whole school leadership
  • Leadership for improved outcomes
  • Leading learning and teaching
  • Getting your head around data (for governors)
  • Being outstanding
  • Leading the foundation stage
  • New governor induction – a crash course.

Self-evaluation for subject leaders. One of the most effective ways to move leadership on in a school is through bespoke 1:1 or small group coaching and mentoring.

We can put together a programme that meets the needs of the individual within the context of your school.


Leadership Development

We recognise that while schools and academies invest heavily in training and development linked to subject knowledge and professional skills, the success of any organisation is related to the quality of its people. At Focus Education, we know how important it is for people to be developed and challenged to deliver their best - we are committed to it with our own team.

Part of our core offer involves working with groups, teams and individuals on leadership and personal development. This can be about a specific issue (e.g. a change process, conflict, communication, etc.) or a process of investment in the person/people. As our consultants have strong track records in school leadership, we can always contextualise work for colleagues in school.

All packages of work are tailored to your needs and can be a one-off event or a series of sessions. We have clear expectations about contracting to ensure an open dialogue with the client and expect this to be shared with participants before the session to ensure a truly transparent approach.

Please tell us what you require, and we will let you know if we can meet your specific needs.

Working with Groups of Staff on Leadership and Management

Much of our work in terms of leadership and management is linked to developing and enhancing the leadership and management skills of emerging and developing leaders, either at the school, cluster or local authority level.

Please get in touch with us if you have specific needs, and we will let you know whether we can help. Recent programmes have included:

  • Bespoke programme for new headteachers based on a needs analysis.
  • Input for aspiring deputy headteachers specifically focusing on innovation and taking whole-school responsibility.
  • Training and coaching for subject leaders to ensure a real impact on pupil progress.
  • Induction training for new governors.

How to book

Call Linda Davies on 01457 821 811 or fill in the form here. If you need more information, look at our consultancy page, which will explain what we can offer. Click here to view what we can do.

Take a look at our books about school leadership by clicking here.