Associate Consultants

In order to enhance the skills and expertise we are able to offer in delivering our services and programmes, we work with a number of Associate Consultants. In addition to working with THE Partnership, many of these consultants are available to undertake additional work for schools. Where our member schools wish to engage these consultants to undertake additional work, we ask that this is arranged through us so we can ensure that coherent, quality assured services are provided.

Sue Blows

Leadership Consultant

Sue is a leadership consultant for THEP. She was Headteacher at Hatton School and Special Needs Centre in Redbridge from 2002 until 2016. Hatton School grew to be a large primary special school with a sizeable outreach service providing support for pupils with SEND. During her Headship she was...

Rob Carpenter

Leadership Consultant

Rob is the Trust Leader of the Inspire Partnership, a group of 9 schools based in Croydon, Greenwich and Medway. He is also the author of ‘A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools’ which tells the story of his school’s improvement journey from inadequate to outstanding in just 16...

Nigel Clemens

Leadership Consultant

Nigel is a highly experienced school leader with 35 years in education and 20 in senior roles. He has been the principal of a large standalone secondary academy in West London for the last eight years and is an experienced and practising Ofsted inspector. Nigel has recently become an educational...

John D'Abbro OBE

Leadership Consultant

John is the former Head of the New Rush Hall Group consisting of 6 special education units working with children experiencing social, emotional and/or mental health difficulties (SEMH). He oversaw 8 ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgements across the Group and 5 consecutive outstanding Challenge...

John Daniell

Education Consultant - MFL

John has held several leadership roles in London schools including as a deputy headteacher with responsibilities including curriculum development and planning, CPD and teaching, learning and assessment. John has led Ofsted inspections of several schools in London and the East of England and has...

Jay Davenport

Education Consultant

Jay has accrued 25 years of teaching and leadership experience in five comprehensive schools that varied significantly in location, size and culture. He has been a senior leader for 14 years including six as a Secondary Principal in two schools, most recently at Manor School Sports College (2017...

Maggie Farrar

Education Consultant

Maggie has worked as a teacher and in senior leadership roles in education for over 40 years. She was latterly Director for Leadership Development and Research at the National College for School Leadership and Interim Chief Executive. She currently works with partnerships of schools, Multi Academy...

Colette Firth

Leadership Consultant

Colette is an Executive Head of three schools in Peterborough. She has been a Headteacher for almost 20 years with eleven of those as an Executive Head. Two of her schools have very high levels of deprivation and EAL, creating many opportunities to look at learning and teaching differently. Being...

Peter Gale

Education Consultant - Mathematics & Science

Peter started his career in education as a secondary science teacher before enjoying a series of leadership roles including being head of an initial teacher training partnership. He then joined Ofsted as an HMI leading inspections of primary and secondary schools and initial teacher training...

Danny Hassell

Governance Consultant

Danny has worked in various roles across education. He is currently chair of Governors at two Tower Hamlets schools and is working at Queen Mary University of London as Policy and Governance Lead. Prior to this Danny worked in governance and compliance roles at the LSE and from 2018 to 2021 served...

Esther Holland

Leadership Consultant

Esther has worked in secondary education for 38 years, with 25 years of experience as a senior leader across 4 schools, including 3 headships. From 2011–2022 Esther was the Headteacher at Central Foundation Girls School in Tower Hamlets. Esther has chosen to work in inner city schools across...

Zoe Howe

Appropriate Body

Zoe has 38 years of experience in education, most specifically within diverse and economically deprived communities. Her practice as an inclusive and aspirational educator was consolidated and embedded in her 12 years as Head of Hermitage primary school. Throughout her professional career, Zoe has...

Rebekah Iiyambo

Leadership Consultant

Rebekah is the CEO of Eko Trust - a multi-academy trust of seven Good and Outstanding Primary and All-Through Special schools that cater for pupils with Social, Emotional, Mental Health needs. The schools are based in East London, Suffolk and in September 2024 – Brighton. Rebekah delivers a...

Lynn Jago

Education Consultant - Safeguarding

Lynn’s professional career started in the City of London where she became assistant director of an independent broking house. In 2001, having completed a Psychology degree, she began working in education welfare as a senior practitioner in Newham. Subsequently, she was a team manager in...

Ian Jones

Executive Coach

Ian first became a Headteacher in 1993 and went on to serve in the role at five different primary schools: from successfully tackling a school in special measures to helping a school in challenging circumstances become outstanding. He has worked as a Local Authority advisor across phases including...

Brenda Neburagho

Education Consultant - Science

Brenda has 20 years’ experience of delivering outstanding teaching, leadership and Professional Development in diverse secondary schools across London. Brenda has also worked with schools as a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator and training provider. In recognition of her achievements, she was...

Ogugua Okolo-Angus

Education Consultant

Ogugua is a Senior School Adviser to a range of schools across London and the South-East of England. She also advises schools in the Caribbean and supports and challenges a range of nursery, primary and secondary schools/academies. Her work includes (but not limited to) supporting school/academy...

Diana Osagie

Executive Coach

Diana has over 20 years’ experience leading secondary education, including six as a successful Headteacher in a London secondary school; She works at the cutting edge of leadership development and is known as a resilient school leader, skilled in urban leadership under challenging...

Sue Pryor MA

Leadership Consultant

Sue is a highly experienced senior leader having been Headteacher of a large girls’ comprehensive school in London for seventeen years. Prior to that she was Deputy Headteacher in a large mixed comprehensive school, also in London. Sue became a National Leader of Education in 2013 and her...

Nicole Ranson

Executive Coach

Nicole is currently the Director of the Seven Kings Learning Partnership (formerly the Seven Kings Teaching School Alliance) which comprises 21 schools committed to improving life chances for children through school improvement. Her work focuses on strategic leadership and delivery of professional...

Matthew Rayner

Leadership Consultant

Matthew has worked in special schools for 30 years in both rural and inner-city settings and with children with severe and profound learning difficulties and those on the autistic spectrum. During his 20+ years as Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher at Stephen Hawking School in Tower Hamlets, the...

Kim Rowe

Executive Coach

Kim is a qualified Executive Coach having completed the Professional Certificate of Coaching course at Henley Business School and is a member of the Association for Coaching. He also has an MA in Educational Management. Kim has 35+ years of experience in education including 8 years as a...

Dr Neil Suggett CBE

Executive Coach

Neil has worked as a teacher, Headteacher, inspector, corporate training director and leadership coach. He has been a researcher at the National College, a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education and a Visiting Lecturer at Loughborough University and Brunel University. As one of the first...

Dr Liz Taylor

Education Consultant - Geography & History

Liz has 30 years' experience in geography teaching and teacher education in the UK and internationally. Liz is geography consultant for THE Partnership’s Geography and History Curriculum project. She is particularly interested and experienced in working with schools, both primary and...

Martin Tune CBE

Leadership Consultant

Martin was Headteacher of Bonner Primary School for 23 years and has recently retired, allowing him to join THEP. Despite Tower Hamlets being one of the most deprived areas in the UK, Bonner School has achieved above the national average for the attainment of Key Stage Two children for twenty...

Steve Wilks

Leadership Consultant

Steve Wilks is Director of Educational Leadership Support. He was Headteacher of Oaks Park High School in Redbridge from January 2001 until his retirement in August 2016. As Headteacher of Oaks Park, Steve oversaw the development of the school from its opening in 2001. Steve’s current roles...

Nick Zienau

Executive Coach

Nick has run an independent organisational consultancy, Intelligent Action, for the past 30 years, specialising in providing development for leaders who wish to create cultural change and improvement in their organisations. He has worked mainly in the education and humanitarian sectors but also has...