Providing Headteacher leadership support to help School leaders accelerate improvement in their schools and Trusts


Colin Cattanach Leadership can provide support across all of these areas and provide bespoke support with integrity
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Primary, Secondary & Special School Improvement

School improvement strategies drive school success. I can offer a range of training packages, face-to- face, online, keynotes for a wide range of audiences focused on teaching pedagogy, learning, assessment and leadership of learning.

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Primary & Secondary School Design & Learning Spaces

Learning space design is critical to support success in learning. Drawing on my Free School experience and refurbishment experience, I can provide consultancy on curriculum visioning, learning space design to support vision, procurement of furniture, IT solutions, signage and decoration to create outstanding environments.

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Multi Academy Trust Executive Leadership Improvement

Building on my MAT executive leadership; I can provide MATs with support in engaging staff, cultural change, common approaches and embedding consistency of practices , marketing your MAT to prospective schools, team building and systems for MAT wide school Improvement.

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Governor & Trustee Leadership Improvement

Governance is key to effective school improvement. I can offer support as a practising governor for primary, secondary and MAT contexts and look at how best to ensure governors interact with executive leadership teams to both hold to account and support so that school improvement is sustained.

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Mental Health & Well-being Staff & Students

Every School must have a Mental Health and Wellbeing Champion. I can provide bespoke job descriptions, implementation plans, training and support so that you can evaluate your practice and excel in supporting the wellbeing of your staff and students. I can prepare your school for The Mental Health Quality Mark.

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Safeguarding Children, Behaviour & Attendance

Keeping children safe and the Prevent agenda are critical training needs for all schools. But there is more to just training and I can provide schools with a highly effective safeguarding audit tool, action planning and review so that safeguarding is embedded in the DNA of your school culture.

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Special Education Needs & Talented and Gifted

Preparing individual challenge plans for identified SEND Children is a key priority and I can offer training to SENCOs, leadership teams and teachers/ Teaching assistants with the most up-to date best practice in SEND provision. Major expertise in SEMH. I can also advise schools and provide support for robust Alternative Provision

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IT solutions driving school improvement

Strategic planning for IT solutions is a costly and complicated process. Having negotiated bespoke multi-million pound IT solutions for two Free Schools, I can offer expertise with IT strategic planning, implementation to support the curriculum and website/App applications to support learning.

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Teaching, Assessment & Learning

Teaching and learning needs to be consistently good every day for a school to be effective. How do you maintain high standards of Teaching and Learning? I can offer a range of strategies to support learning and teaching at individual, team and whole school and school to school level within a MAT.

Go to Talent Management- Recruiting and retaining brilliant staff

Talent Management- Recruiting and retaining brilliant staff

Staff are the greatest resource. Securing their commitment, especially during times of change is a key leadership skill. I can offer schools and MATs tailor made talent development programmes aligned to school improvement. I can offer expertise in robust performance management and capability support.

Go to Bid Writing & Financial Management of schools/MATS

Bid Writing & Financial Management of schools/MATS

Over the last six years I have secured over £7 million in capital investment to schools through bid writing. I can offer expertise in bid writing, write actual bids such as teaching school, capital grants and also provide support to leaders in securing additional resources from charity trusts and business.

Go to Bespoke Support for Schools & MATS

Bespoke Support for Schools & MATS

I can offer tailor made consultancy for schools or MATs which can be fully aligned to your priorities. This may include face to face training, e-learning, coaching, key notes or organizing away day conferences or residential team leadership events. Flexible packages can be assembled that support your individual needs.


With over 26 years of successful experience in the education sector with a strong entrepreneurial and business acumen, Colin Cattanach Leadership has all the necessary expertise and experience that can assist your school or MAT to succeed. Successful Headteacher - Inclusion specialist -Pupil Premium reviewer- Education author- Staff restructuring expertise- governance reviews- Headteacher performance management - DFE consultant- Employment law matters - Managing under-performance- Mental Health- Teaching and learning - leadership - coaching - extensive Ofsted experience and more.

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are a leader"

About Me: The Headteacher - First half day consultation free!!

Find out more about me and how my skills would be beneficial to your school or MAT.
An education leader, keynote presenter, blogger, teacher and champion for young people.

Colin has expertise in primary, secondary and Special school sectors and is passionate about how leadership can act as a key catalyst to school improvement. He is passionate that schools must be places where all children thrive and have access to a ‘Curriculum of ‘Opportunity’ which transforms life chances.

Colin works in schools, MATs and small businesses supporting pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and has particular interests in curriculum development, visioning, mental health and wellbeing of school staff and pupils. He is also an expert in SEND education. He is a pragmatic leader who believes that there are no ‘quick fixes’ to school improvement but that leadership must have positive impact. He writes and speaks at conferences about leadership, school culture, curriculum, mental health and school improvement.

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