Outstanding performance is not only the result of having great subject knowledge. Excellent subject knowledge isn’t enough to perform at your best!
Head to Inspire provides coaching & personal development workshops to increase the well – being and the professional performance of all staff in schools- from teachers to headteachers, from business managers to teaching assistants.
At Heads Up, we specialise in helping Heads create outstanding schools. We work with Heads who want to deliver exceptional education but, for a range of reasons, are struggling to achieve their goal.
Our Journey to Outstanding programme enable Heads and their leadership teams to create an outstanding school culture by establishing a powerful vision, instilling healthy conflict and growing their team’s skills. The end result is an outstanding school culture.
There is a bit of magic when it comes to being truly outstanding, and we help you create it.
Leadercoach Life Coaching supports and encourages Headteachers and school leaders to reach for further success and fulfilment in their personal, or professional life through one to one coaching.
Life Coaching is a proven way to help you to attain greater motivation, success and enjoyment from life.
Motivation is the key to success for us all. A life coach will help you to become more successful, attain achievable goals, and clarify what you actually do want from life. With full support, help and guidance, a life coach can help you to be successful in those challenging times of uncertainty, anxiety or loss of confidence.
A Headteacher or senior leader role in schools is one of the most challenging roles today. The sessions will provide you with support, help you become focused, stay committed to your goals, achieve them, and fight off distractions that are hindering your continued success as a Headteacher.
As a leader, it goes without saying that you need to be performing to your maximum: your organisation, business and team are depending on you to be at your best.
What is the impact of leadership coaching?
Leadership coaching gives you the tools to achieve this by enabling you to take a step back; giving you the space and clarity you need to take a detached view of yourself and your performance.
‘Liz Scott Coaching and Training’ works with many leaders. The organisations may be different but the leaders all face similar issues; it could be communication, delegation, confidence or effectiveness.
Regaining your passion for leadership
Busy leaders can at times struggle to see the wood for the trees and get bogged down, making it difficult for them to carry out their most important tasks. So taking that step back is crucial in removing themselves from the situation and re-connecting with their strategic role. Suddenly, they find they’ve regained their passion for the work that they do.
Leadership coaching develops great leaders
Good leaders also bring out the best in their teams; they inspire, they listen and they are non-judgmental. This is what 1-2-1 leadership coaching brings; it offers you the chance to develop and grow.
The end result of leadership coaching is just that – results. See the difference that leadership coaching can make.
Dave was a late entrant to the world of education. His route into teaching was unconventional to say the least; with a classical law degree from the University of Exeter and a brief spell in business as an Independent Financial Adviser, it seemed unlikely that becoming a primary school teacher was ‘on the cards’. After a chance visit to a local primary school, the rest, as they say, is history…
Dave is passionate about the education of the whole child and the importance that a ‘values education’ plays in shaping well rounded independent learners who are ready and able to meet the demands of the 21st Century head-on with confidence. Dave’s passion and particular area of interest is the power of ‘grit’ or a ‘growth mindset’ and how this can impact on learning.
Dave has never lost his belief in education as a powerful vehicle to promote growth, both for children and young people and also for those working with them.
Experience and Expertise
Since 2003, his involvement in and commitment to education has seen him hold a variety of roles:
School Improvement Adviser – Babcock International (Local Authority)
Leadership Trainer / Programme Facilitator
Facilitator for The Future Leaders Trust
Facilitator for the Horley Schools Middle Leadership Programmes
Facilitator for the Horley Schools Senior Leadership Programmes
Surrey South Farnham SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teaching Training) Programme
Programme Consultant – Recruitment and Marketing TBC
Chairperson and Strategic Lead for the Horley Schools Confederation
Member of the Board of Governors – Reigate Grammar School
3 x Primary Headships:
2-form entry infant school
3-form entry infant school
3-form / 4-form entry junior school
Special Educational Needs Coordinator
Leading Mathematics Practitioner for Surrey Local Authority
Throughout this time he has focused on developing his knowledge and understanding of what makes people ‘tick’ and finding creative ways to share this with hard-pressed school staff and leaders. He has a particular interest in helping leaders and leadership teams to gain a greater appreciation of what they do well, and to use this as a basis for planning and supporting further growth.
In his work as a Primary Headteacher, Dave’s style was unique in that he combined two traits which do not usually co-exist. In fact, often they sit at diametrically opposite ends of the leadership spectrum. He combined the rigour required to bring about transformational change with an innate sense of fun and warmth.
In his role as a coach / school development consultant little has changed; Dave has an outcome focus which is informed by his professional background. His style combines challenge with empathy and support. He is clear-sighted and pragmatic, with a sensitive, intuitive approach. He is methodical, systematic and results orientated, whilst simultaneously forging excellent relationships, which motivate school leaders and excite them about their roles.
Dave is particularly interested in performance coaching and has a proven track record for creating a culture where staff are independent and solution-focused.
This experience, coupled with regular work in primary and secondary schools, keeps his coaching and school improvement work firmly rooted in the real world of education.
In all aspects of his work, Dave engages credibly and personably with a wide spectrum of those involved in education – trainee teachers, class teachers, senior staff, Governors and Headteachers / school principals alike.
In his spare time, Dave enjoys cycling and surfing. He is married with 3 children.
He is based in Surrey, in the Reigate area, near Junction 8 on the M25.
Who are we?
Shine Education and Training is an education and leadership consultancy.
What services do we offer?
Our focus and passion is on further improving outcomes for children / students, in whatever setting. We do this through the high quality services we offer:
SLT / Group / Team Coaching
Middle Leadership Programmes
Senior Leadership Programmes
Development Programmes for NQT+1s / NQT+2s
Whole School Development Consultancy
Courses & Workshops
Bespoke school packages
Working4wellbeing specialises in supporting staff in schools, federations, academies, and local authorities – and also those working outside education or who are students (at school, university or college). My purpose is to engage people at all levels, across all roles, in deciding how they will enhance their own resilience and well-being and, where appropriate, that of the organisation with whom they work.
I help managers and individuals create a healthy workplace and enhance professional effectiveness. I can help education professionals identify and alleviate the inevitable anxieties that arise from working in a frequently challenging and changing environment.
I have many years’ experience working with senior managers, school leaders, groups of staff and individuals. Using a wide range of skills to enhance resilience at work, to energise and motivate staff, everyone is enabled to be more productive, positive and successful.
As well as working as a psychodynamic counsellor, I have successfully used elements of cognitive behavioural therapy and coaching to identify and alleviate anxiety, stress and depression.
Paying attention to resilience and well-being in helps to raise our morale. I help senior managers, school governors and leadership teams to do this. As a trained and experienced counsellor, coach and mediator, I can give individuals, managers and Headteachers a space to talk about their own resilience and well-being and that of their staff.