Children’s futures are too important not to have the very best.
Our journey into education leadership began when our co-founder Ian Wigston spoke at a conference in California and met two founders of a new Charter School. They asked him to work with their leaders and teachers to help create the strategy and ethos for the school.
The essence of what he saw then was that education consulting was very average. Our belief then and now is that our childrens’ futures are too important not to have the very best.
Who we work with
At Bright Field Consulting, we work with Head Teachers or Principals who are strongly values driven, with a commitment to young people as well as to supporting and developing their colleagues. Our clients typically have a clear direction and are willing to learn and go on a journey of self discovery to achieve their aims.
When it comes to working together, our clients may be experiencing challenges in one or more of these areas:
- Honing their leadership skills
- Getting disengaged middle leaders to work effectively
- Engaging with hard to reach parents
The results we’ve achieved for our clients
We meet the following:
- Greater understanding and awareness of themselves, colleagues and significant stakeholders
- Improved relationships with governing bodies parents and staff
- More strategic and longer term perspective
- More effective leadership teams, creating a positive impact on school performance, student experience and school reputation
Colonel Lucy Giles, first female College Commander, Sandhurst
Having been the beneficiary of mentoring myself, and as a practitioner on the mentoring programme, I know first hand the benefits of collaborating with other sectors. Ian and Hilary Wigston expose us to an external perspective in leadership development, highlighting the organisational advantage gained through diversity of thought.
David Laws, Schools Minister 2012-2015
Thought provoking and based on a wealth of personal experience. Great insights on raising our sights for professional development in the world of education.
Trudy Hall, formerly Principal Emma Willard School
Ian Wigston artfully and provocatively blends the right questions with a gentle yet productive prod. He has that rare ability to adjust his style as needed, no cookie cutter strategies, no formulaic protocol. Each session is what you need it be; your energy drives; his energy offers a roadmap through uncertain terrain.
Julie Taylor, CEO Thomas Deacon Education Trust
I was attracted to your work initially because of the EQ measure. I felt it had a credibility as a model for beginning to understand why some people were more effective as leaders when you stripped away all the common skills and qualifications.