Education consultancy, coaching, research

Guidance, support and inspiration for teachers and school leaders to effect sustainable improvements to whole school culture. As a team of specialist associates, we use use innovative & challenging facilitation methods and coaching conversations to help individuals and teams to think and do differently.

Raising attainment through participation

‘Having a say’ repositions the experience of school and schooling as something useful, with an authentic sense of purpose – for everyone involved. My published research shows that meaningful participation across four arenas: the formal curriculum, extended curriculum, in decision-making groups, and in connection with the wider community can impact positively on engagement, behaviour, well-being, achievement, and ultimately – raise attainment.

Harnessing the visual

Young people communicate and make-meaning everyday in a variety of social contexts using images. In an increasingly participatory, semiotic landscape, the ‘tyranny of words’ continues to dominate learning and teaching. I offer support and inspiration for education professionals to better attune their pedagogical approaches, assessment practices, and curriculum-making more closely to the resources and skills that young people bring with them to learning.