‘Having attended the ‘Leading Change’ course yesterday I’m just writing to let you know (primarily because I’m really excited) that I have my first follower in my ‘dream’ change that I planned yesterday! I went to my Head and sold him the dream. We’re setting up a working group to follow it through and prepare for September! I wanted to thank you for all your support – it really has been eye opening again. As much as I’ve always loved getting up to go to my job, I’m finding a new lease of ‘happiness’ because I’ve chosen it that way!’

‘Really good session, which led to me feeling confident in my project!’

‘Very informative and professionally delivered! Excellent day!!!!’

‘Expectations met. Good pics to the sessions and the activities are engaging and enable group to generate informal discussions. Facilitators are approachable.’



‘These courses although based upon the materials produced by the National College have been adapted and brought alive further through a dedicated writing team and facilitators of outstanding headteachers, senior practitioners and leaders in the education field. The training is not only current and relevant but has even more credibility because of their first-hand experience, expertise and proven track record of excellent leadership.’


‘I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for the school visit you arranged as part of the NPQH programme. Inspiring is the only word that can describe the experience and it was an absolute pleasure to see staff be so passionate about what they do. As I looked around the school, I got chance to chat to few students and see their work…it was a real eye opener to what can be achieved. The school environment breathes shared school values and beliefs in every corridor, in every classroom, and it was a pleasure to see no blank walls or empty display boards, as I feel there is nothing better than showing what your students have achieved. Once again, thank you for this opportunity and one that I’d thoroughly recommend to others on the programme. You and your staff are a credit to the pupils and the community.’

‘The facilitators are extremely competent, inspiring speakers who between the three of them have a special blend that kept me engaged for the full two days, no easy achievement given that Headteacher’s rarely sit still for prolonged periods! At the start of the residential we were challenged to take a reflective glance at our leadership practice – rather than a glance, I would compare the positive self-reflection I underwent to a leadership hall of mirrors, such was the meaningful challenge and interrogation to my leadership style. I left feeling not only more self-aware, but certainly more in tune and aligned with the goals I want to achieve in my school. Thank you for the opportunity and instilling me with strategies and tactics that leave me feeling better equipped for the icebergs around the corner.’

‘What a fantastic two days! My understanding of many areas has increased dramatically over the two days; it has enabled me to reflect on my ethos and moral purpose. I now believe, that when I’m ready, I will be able to lead a team, creating a clear vision and developing an inspirational curriculum for all learners. I have gained an insight into my own beliefs and have enjoyed a high level of professional discourse. Thank you to the fantastic facilitators for making all this possible.’

‘I would like to pass on my thanks to all three facilitators. I had an excellent two days. The mix of discussion and activity was superb – I have never known a CPD session go so quickly. Although the learning was intense, I never looked at my watch once! I particularly liked how analogies are made with non-educational environments – business and sports, and how that leadership lessons can apply across all walks of life. Thank you all. I can’t wait for the next session.’

‘Overall it was an excellent weekend …. the venue was amazing, the candelabra set dinner table was fabulous, the knowledge of the facilitators was inspiring yet I felt comforted by the fact they were ‘normal people’, our opinions were listened to and valued and I met a wide range of great people who I know will support me through this process and I think will remain friends for some time. I am really looking forward to the next residential!’

‘A truly fantastic two days, full of advice, practical suggestions and insightful knowledge. Thanks.’

‘Excellent and very thought provoking about future challenges and the role of the leader in schools.’

‘Thank you for inspiring me yet again! So thought provoking but reassuring and informative at the same time.’

‘Yet again, I am going away feeling inspired and empowered to become a headteacher. Thank you.’

‘Thank you for inspiring training by highly skilled facilitators.’


International leadership project – Hong Kong

Dear Cavelle

My warmest thanks to you and all of your team for travelling to HK and delivering the transformational leadership programme, it proved to be a very successful four days. You really are a very special team and I hope everyone is now safely back in the UK and recovered from jet lag.

I cannot begin to tell you how positive the feedback has been to the delivery of the two NPQML and SL essential units, both officially through BOS and via continued anecdotes across the school, the words exemplary, inspirational and excellent are repeatedly spoken.

Not only were all those involved most impressed with the manner, particularly the enthusiasm and passion with which the units were delivered there is also a genuine appreciation that you were willing to travel half way around the globe for us. Words alone seem hardly adequate to express all of our thanks. I know that you took great care in selecting your team for us, everyone did a fantastic job and Kellett could not have asked for more.

I extend my warmest good wishes for the year ahead.

Ann McDonald
Principal at Kellett International School