Book Tom


How can I help you?

After 30 years working in schools as teacher and leader, I set up teacherhead consulting.  Working with schools and colleges across the UK and internationally, I support teachers and leaders to improve educational outcomes for young people.  Services range from half-day consultancy and conference keynotes, to long-term teacher and leadership development programmes.

If you have enjoyed The Learning Rainforest or find the material in my blog resonates with your interests or needs, take a look at the services on offer below. If you think I can help you, please contact me so we can discuss your requirements as well as dates and fees.  I have experience working with primary schools, special schools, secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges.  I work anywhere across the UK, in the state and independent sectors,  and have supported several international schools in Europe and beyond.

Teaching & Learning CPD

My most popular topics for staff INSET sessions are Teaching for Stretch and Challenge, Evidence-Informed Teaching, Assessment and Feedback and The Learning Rainforest model. I also run sessions based on popular blogs '10 Silver Arrows' and '10 Teaching Techniques to Practise'

Leadership Support & Development

I offer School Improvement Partner services and a range of other consultancy processes, supporting school and college leaders in their work. This could be a series of visits, SLT 'away days' or one-off consultancy days with senior or middle leaders leading to a report and recommendations.

Conference Keynotes

I regularly contribute to educational events including the Festival of Education at Wellington College, ResearchEd events, Headteachers' conferences and staff INSET days. Keynotes can include my general philosophy on education, my experience as teacher and leader and contemporary ideas about teaching, learning, curriculum and assessment.

Curriculum & Assessment Consultancy

I work with schools to support their thinking around curriculum and assessment design and implementation. This could be to redesign a post-levels assessment framework or a full re-working of time allocations and options structures across KS3 and KS4. It could include developing a Baccalaureate model to blend academic and personal development into a wider framework.

Improving Teaching Consultancy

The majority of my work is with a few client schools and colleges where I design and deliver a programme of improvement focusing on teaching and learning. A good example is the Teaching for Distinction programme at Oldham College. I can focus on specific departments or support wider improvement across a whole organisation using my knowledge of effective evidence-based practice and experience working with teachers in numerous contexts.


I am open to receiving commissions to write articles, reports or blogs for publications - as I did with Schools Week reporting on the WISE 2017 Doha conference. I have written school development plans, consultation documents and teacher resources. (I don't write for commercial companies about their products.)