Mary-Jo Hill, founder, started teaching in 1994. Local authority advisor 2000-2009, London Boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). June 2010. Diploma in Personal Performance and Corporate and Executive Coaching 2012. Currently completing certificate in Supervision. P/t exec MBA student at the University of East Anglia (Feb 19).

“I am passionate about the importance of staff well-being. Without inspired, motivated and valued staff, the circumstances for creating emotionally secure children who are inspired learners and independent thinkers becomes more remote and more difficult. I believe that our most valuable school asset is staff. The crucial aspect of creating a dynamic and inspired team is to create the time for professional talk. This is too often squeezed out, overlooked or pressured amongst other internal matters. Coaching can provide schools with a formal structure to support and challenge current practice simultaneously.”

Mary-Jo coaches a wide range of staff (headteachers, senior leaders, middle leaders, support, site and administrative staff), and has worked in more than 50 schools resulting in over 1500 hours of coaching experience. She works as an associate to the Viscount Nelson Education Network, CIC dedicated to improving life chances for children and young people across East Anglia and beyond. She has recently joined the Executive Group Aesara as an executive coach.

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