Personal & team development

Leadership development

Believing that even the best leaders can, and should, continue to grow, and that leadership roles can be both demanding and lonely, we offer a range of professionally led coaching and mentoring services.  

We work both with individuals and with leadership teams to unlock potential and create an aspirational leadership culture.  

Programmes are individually designed to meet specific needs but all include follow-on support by telephone and email.

We are often asked to deliver in-house programmes on school premises.  Typically, these take one of three forms:

"Developing the senior leadership team"  

Typically day-long and highly practical programmes for senior leadership teams, shaped to the specific needs of the organisation, that helps strengthen strategic direction, ensures alignment of the team members and builds team work based on each member’s personal strengths. 

Led by Andrew Trotman and Stephen Spencer, bringing together Andrew’s experience as a headteacher and Stephen’s understanding of leadership teams from his background as HR Director of GKN

"Preparing for leadership workshops"

Informal, day-long group workshops aimed at helping and encouraging senior education professionals to think about the challenges of leadership and to take personal ownership of their preparation for leadership roles.

Led by Andrew Trotman and David Richards, bringing together Andrew's experience of school leadership and David's long experience in executive recruitment. This programme provides an ideal opportunity to draw in staff from neigbouring schools, especially local state school partners.

"Career development and profession needs assessements

A one or two-day programme of short, focused, yet informal meetings with individual staff members aimed at helping them consider their personal development plans and at the same time providing insights into school talent planning.

Again led by Andrew Trotman and David Richards.

Appraisal support

Recognising the issues faced by boards of governors in exercising their accountability for the performance of their institutions, we offer support for leadership appraisal - emphasising that what follows appraisal is more important than appraisal itself.