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I am an independent consultant with 30 years experience in the school sector. Used by Trust Boards and Headteachers to facilitate strategic workshops, I also facilitate on national programmes for both senior and middle leaders.  Currently, I am a tutor on the National College for Education’s Senior Leader's Master’s Apprenticeship programme.  As a qualified and highly experienced executive coach, I am recognised by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council as one of their Senior Practitioners.    


I am an Honorary Norham Fellow of the University of Oxford and my Masters in Education had a focus on System Leadership.  I am a Certified MBTI Practitioner (Step I and II) and also Chair of the Local Board for a Primary School.  My purpose and values driven approach, combined with an 'always learning' philosophy which takes in the latest research/thinking, ensures my work adds value enabling you to build capacity and have an impact. 

Alison offers a variety of personal and organisational programmes and events tailored to your needs and her areas of expertise.

Professional Summary

  • Experienced leader with 30 years working in the education sector 

  • Senior Practitioner with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council

  • L7 qualified Executive Coach with the Institute of Leadership & Management

  • Masters in Education, with a focus on System Leadership

  • Honorary Norham Fellow of the University of Oxford

  • Certified MBTI Practitioner (Step I and II)

  • Trained Supervisor 

  • Chair of the Local Board of a primary school

  • My 'always learning' philosophy ensures the latest research/thinking informs my work

  • Purpose driven to make a genuine difference 


Not all coaching provision is made equal, and we felt strongly that we needed an approach that aligned with our values, including being research informed, inclusive and developmental. My initial meeting with Alison allowed me to share the organisational challenge and she asked a range of expert questions to determine how we could co-construct a solution that matched the organisational need, her expertise allowing her to carefully craft a bespoke coaching programme. 


Cat Rushton, Director of ATT  Institute

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