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Consultancy and organisational development

“The development day designed by Forum Education was an excellent springboard for the development of our multi academy trust. The day enabled us to crystallise our vision, purpose and reasons for growth, working alongside stakeholders from within the trust and partners outside the trust with whom we network.

The facilitation of the day was inspirational and has supported us in stepping forward and furthering our plans. All involved in the day now have a clear understanding of the moral purpose of our MAT, what we stand for and our non negotiables.”

Karen Bramwell, Executive Principal, Forward As One Academy Trust, 2016

 

“Forum Education enabled our trust to review its progress and inform future planning. The quality of the information and presentation provided was excellent and mades things clear and easily able to be understood.

Forum Education provided exactly what was required as our MAT reached a critical time in its development. As a board of trustees, we have been able to make clear decisions for our future direction and Forum provided us with a positive starting point.

I would unreservedly recommend them to schools to facilitate accurate assessment of their present position and what is required for future planning.”

Pam Burton Chair Trustees, Brighter Futures MAT, 2017

 

“Thank you for the training you delivered this week. As somebody who is new to MATs, I was able to gather a great deal of relevant and useful information in order to develop my knowledge and thinking. I really appreciated the opportunity to be part of the training days and found them invaluable.”

Rebecca Baker, Executive Headteacher and National Leader of Education, Dunstable

 

“Thanks for all your work on the Headteacher induction over the last year – it has been really brilliant.”

Rachel Singer, CPD Lead, CfBT Academies Trust following design and delivery of New Headteacher induction programme.

 

Consultancy, organisational development, and communications

“Michael Pain & Forum Education have supported and developed the work of the Kyra Teaching School Alliance in 2013-14 by providing leadership consultancy and support to me as Executive Headteacher, as well as to members of the Kyra steering group and the wider alliance. Michael has developed high quality communications and marketing for us; organised key events and training; brokered the advice and support of other educational professionals and developed our thinking and strategy.

We have seen levels of engagement and participation in the work of the alliance grow this year, as well as very high levels of satisfaction with the communications, conferences and training events produced and facilitated by Michael.

Michael is a highly talented professional, but what makes him stand out as our first choice for educational consultancy and support, is his integrity and his dedication to supporting school leaders and teachers in making a difference to the lives of children and young people.”

Marie-Claire Bretherton, Executive Headteacher, Kyra Teaching School Alliance.

 

Research and communications

“We had an extremely busy year in REAch2; Michael has provided advice and undertaken research on various areas of interest. He has supported the development of REAch2’s submission to the education select committee and his input has been invaluable in composing and supporting the development of our regular internal newsletter. Michael has given an efficient and responsive service when handling media relations for the Trust and its schools.

The quality of the consultancy work Michael has provided to us at REAch2 has been excellent. “

Cathie Paine, Deputy CEO REAch2 Academy Trust, 2014

 

 

“Forum Education has provided strategic analysis and advice that has helped us to ensure that our training resources, events and newsletters are underpinned by the latest research and responsive to emerging education sector news & policy developments. This helps to ensure that our consultants and clients are up to speed with the key education sector issues and can provide a helpful service to schools and school leaders. Forum always demonstrates high standards and high integrity across its work.”

Phil Choi, ECM Education Consultants

 

Conferences, workshops and seminars

“davidjono @michaelpain great presentation, good references, and interesting discussion.thanks.”

22nd June 2012. David Allen, School Business Director.

“Thanks @michaelpain for your presentation on educational policy in England – lots for our Indian delegates to think about.”

22nd February 2013. Joyce Matthews, Indian Educational Programme.

“Many thanks for such a skilled, knowledgeable and polished performance at the seminar last night.”

Dr. Sarah Stubblings, Online leadership programmes, National College

“Your performance was inspiring and dynamic”

Richard Sutton-Smith, Executive head teacher. Following presentation to TAWKE teaching school alliance, July 2013