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Details of our new MIDDLE LEADERSHIP PARTNER SUPPORT programme can be found here.


School Leaders Training is a professional services company for schools, providing a wide range of services in consultancy, leadership training and teacher training. Our highly experienced team of ex-headteachers/ principals delivers specialised services including strategy and developing development plans, change implementation (leadership and organisational restructuring, curriculum etc.), performance management/ career development, practice inspections for independent schools/ learning reviews for international schools and senior leader interview support.


Our bespoke leadership training is designed according to each school’s needs and is delivered to middle leaders, senior leaders as well as governors and aspiring leaders.


Believing in responsive and forward-thinking teaching and learning, we also deliver pedagogical training for teachers and teaching assistants including teaching higher order thinking skills, metacognition and improving TA effectiveness.  




All our team come from a background of leadership and are highly respected within their specialisms to ensure the highest quality consultancy and training. Through listening and really getting to know the people we work with, we develop rapport with schools and build upon existing skills taking into account each school's unique context.


Our training courses aim to empower. Participants work hard, they listen to new ideas and thinking, reflect on existing practice, and plan actionable points to take away.


I hope that you find the information on this website useful. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss any ideas you have for how we can tailor training for your school.

Richard Hester


*Richard was initially a primary teacher, and later taught secondary maths, PE and Business Studies. He has been head of an American Middle School, a school in London and a large international primary school. He has been part of school inspection teams in UK and overseas, and was a Programme Leader for the Cambridge Teaching and Learning Diploma. Along with a Masters' degree in Education Leadership and Management he is currently also studying part-time for an EdD at the University of Bath. As well as having worked with schools throughout UK and Europe, he has worked with schools in Thailand, China, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, India and Laos and has presented at educational conferences in UK, Amsterdam, Colombo, Rome and Prague.

The training was provided in a constructive and effective manner, with a real focus on how, as well as what, things could be done. All staff came away with useful and practical action points to further develop their leadership skills and confidence.

Julia Waters, Executive Headteacher, Sacred Heart School, Wimbledon and Headteacher, Ursuline High School, Wimbledon.

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