Coaching & Leadership Development

Free Coaching Calls for School Leaders


The free confidential coaching call for Headteachers and School Leaders to support them through this difficult period.

There are currently slots available for these free calls over the coming weeks. To schedule a call, please fill in the form found below.

“ These calls offers you a safe and confidential space to talk openly and honestly about the personal and professional challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak and to find meaningful solutions for overcoming them.”


When you become a Headteacher, almost immediately you become the person who rely on and trust to fix whatever the problem is facing your school. Even on the best of days, carrying this weight of expectation and responsibility can be testing and tiring.


But this has been particularly challenging given the complex and challenging problems posed by the recent outbreak of coronavirus.


Whilst Heads are doing an amazing job in the most tricky of circumstances, we also know that this has caused a significant amount of disruption, uncertainty and change. This in turn, has served to increase levels of anxiety and place a great deal of additional stress on our Headteachers.


Amidst these rising challenges, we believe more than ever it is crucial that our leaders are provided the proper emotional and psychological support. 


Without such support, we know that this crisis could prove to be both overwhelming and isolating for those who lead our schools.


We don’t want that to be the case, that’s why we’re now offering free 1:1 Coaching calls to help support school leaders through this difficult period.


If you would be interested in having a free coaching call, please complete the form below…

If you would be interested in having a Free “Coaching for the Soul”, please complete the form below…

We know these spaces are so valuable in times of crisis because they give leaders a chance to:

–  Better understand their thoughts, feelings and emotions

– Be listened to, so that they can give voice to what is going on under the surface

– Sustain their motivation, hope and emotional resilience

– Be compassionate towards themselves and others in these difficult situations

This Free 30-minute call will provide you with a confidential, safe space where you can:

– Talk through the challenges you are facing in light of the coronavirus outbreak

– Get support to find next steps and solutions to the issues you are facing

– Reflect on the impact recent events have had on you as a leader and as a person.

– Gain clarity on your thoughts and in your current situation

Alternatively, if you know of a colleague, friend or family who could benefit from a free call, please copy & share this link with them:

What would I get from a

free Coaching Call?




Your call will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. You can let your mask down without fear of judgement




Identify the steps that you can take to help see you through this crisis





The emotional care and support you need to help rise above the issues faced





Create a sense of clarity in your thoughts and some perspective in your current situation

“Viv helped me reflect on why I do the things that I do, in the way that I do them. In doing so, she was able to bring me back to what motivated me to do this job in the first place.”

“Viv’s vast experience enabled her to analyse our discussions and get to the nuts and bolts of the situation very quickly”


“It was just such a wonderful relief to be able to speak honestly without being judged, knowing that I could examine my own thoughts out loud and not get into trouble for doing so.”

About Viv Grant


Viv has been in the education profession for over thirty years. She is a former primary head teacher and seventeen years ago was one of the youngest heads in the country to turn around a failing primary school.

She has been a lead trainer and consultant for a number of educational training bodies, including the Department for Education, the National College,The London Centre for Leadership in Learning at the Institute of Education and the NUT. She was a  contributing author  to the 2011 publication Mentoring and Coaching in schools and in 2014 published her first book, “Staying A Head: The Stress Management Secrets of Successful School Leaders.”

She has written for the Guardian and appeared on TV, BBC Radio London and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s hour, talking about her work and the role coaching plays in helping school leaders to excel.

Now as an Executive Coach and Director of Integrity Coaching, Viv works daily with others who have taken on the mantle of school leadership. As a result, Viv understands more than most what it takes for school leaders to overcome the often deep, hidden, inner struggles of school leadership and to succeed in fulfilling their vision for themselves and their schools.

About Tim Small

tim smallTim’s deep interest in learning and leadership is grounded in twenty-seven years’ experience of teaching and leading in six comprehensive schools, culminating in a headship in Wiltshire. He has practised for fifteen years as an education consultant, working across the UK and in Australia, Malaysia and the Middle East.

Tim has coached education and business leaders in a range of challenging contexts, working alongside them on improving their own and their organisations’ resilient agency and capacity for transformation.  He runs interactive workshops to prepare teachers and leaders to use the Crick Learning for Resilient Agency profile (CLARA) and Authentic Enquiry, to transform learning for individuals, groups and systems.

He has contributed articles and chapters to prestigious, peer-reviewed publications on leadership, learning and values education and he is passionate about integrating the accountability agenda with a humanity agenda.

Based in the West Country near Bristol, he is an Associate Member of the Governing Body of a village primary school (of which he was a governor for eight years) and he is in advanced training in Transactional Analysis Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Berne Institute, near Nottingham.