Adept Education Associates

Professional Support for Schools

About Adept Education Associates

Adept Education Associates is the trading name of John Viner, education consultant. More widely we are a loose federation of independent consultants offering a wide range of services to the education sector. Between us we cover a broad spectrum of needs for individual schools, federations, clusters or Local Authorities. We work from Nursery to Post-16 and beyond, with state schools, Academies, Colleges, Universities and the independent sector.


You can consult our Associates direct, as individual experts, or consult Adept to tell us your needs and let us find you the individual or team that best meets your precise requirements.


NOTE - we are unrelated to Adept Education (Shefflied) who are a teaching agency. Their domain seems to be inactive at the moment.

Leadership and inspection


  • Preparation for Ofsted and S48 inspection
  • Post-inspection planning and action
  • Post inspection Review of Governing Body
  • School self-evaluation
  • Specialised knowledge of church school leadership
  • Raising the quality of teaching and learning

Teaching, Learning and Assessment


  • Leading the development of teaching and learning
  • Support staff training
  • School-based teacher training
  • Support for teachers in their early careers
  • Leuven training for early years practitioners
  • Governor training

Whole school issues


  • Managing stress
  • Leading behaviour and safety
  • Data administration
  • Financial management and budgeting
  • Religious Education and collective worship.
  • Training in 'Godly Play'

You are the best CPD that money can buy!


Federation executive principal

Your balance of direct, explicit feedback, delivered with empathy and understanding is pure gold in terms of professional development.


Academy principal

Communication and Training


  • Copy writing and proof reading
  • Website review
  • Bespoke training in a wide range of areas

HMI loved your review of our governing body.


Primary headteacher

John Viner is an experienced consultant, advisor and inspector. He is contributing writer for Optimus Education and Forum Business Media. He is author of Optimus Education's Leading a Faith School (2009), Effective School Self-Evaluation (2011), Lesson Planning (2012), SMSC (2013) and the National Curriculum (2014). He is a member of their Expert Panel. He is a trainer and conference speaker for three major providers and senior tutor for an EBITT provider.

Latest news...


John's Osiris courses 'The future of KS1 and KS2 testing' and 'Year 6 Certainty' have now concluded. They will be replaced with a new course, 'Teaching for Success in the KS1 and KS2 Tests', which focuses on pedagogy. The new course launches in June 2016