Our Associates




John Viner

John spent 28 years in primary headship. he has led five schools including leading a tiny village school, a four-form entry C of E junior school, and a primary and nursery school in a challenging area, which he led out of special measures. He has extensive inspection experience.

His consultation work includes providing primary advice to a small academy chain and working with several other schools and federations. He is a writer and trainer and is senior tutor for an EBITT provider





Andy Redman

Andy spent 17 years in primary headship, having led four schools, one as executive headteacher. He has extensive experience of school improvement having led three of his schools out of Ofsted category. He has significant experience of Anglican school leadership and is now a SIAMS inspector.

Drawing on his experience as a teacher, deputy head and headteacher, Andy is now providing consultancy and support to a range of clients, specialising in leadership, management and school development, coaching and counselling, church school distinctiveness.

Mike Smith

Mike has extensive experience of headship in large junior schools. He is a consultant headteacher and expert in financial management. He is an experienced school improvement partner.

Mike's current portfolio of work includes providing finance training and support for a large local authority and work with a range of schools and groups with Adept Education.

John Rees

John has a background of secondary senior leadership. He is a specialist in PSHE and SMSC. He specialises in supporting schools in staff wellbeing and engagement.

John's company, PSHE Solutions, provides training & consultancy in PSHE, Citizenship and SMSC but also in all aspects of school improvement, supporting individuals, organisations and Local Authorities.

Alan Riley

Alan works on communication and on leadership development in turbulent and demanding environments. He is experienced in helping organisations to deliver deep change.

For over two decades Alan has worked on change, performance and leadership development with individuals and teams – as well as helping bring brands alive by aligning values, systems, processes and behaviours.

Liz Windon

Liz is an expert in data systems and management. She trains schools in the effective use of assessment information.

Liz managed school data for a large local authority. She now helps schools to set up and train staff in data systems and understand their use.




Dr Vicki Wolfe

Vicki is a practising Educational Psychologist with wide local authority and private experience. She has a good understanding of the needs of schools, their pupils and their families.

Vicki is currently working as a private and independent Educational Psychologist

Rebecca Wallis

Rebecca is a writer, editor and proofreader, specialising in education. She works online or for print and delivers accurate, professional communications, publications and web pages.

Rebecca's recent work included reviewing and improving the websites of each school in the Future Trust academy chain

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Our associates work to the Core Principles for education development and improvement professionals. All associates have a current DBS enhanced check and professional indemnity insurance. John has £1m professional indemnity and £1m public liability cover. Insurers; Royal and Sun Alliance with LFC Graybrook Ltd. Certificate Number NAHT059;