Consultancy/Advisory support(001X)

Provider: Class Leading Ltd
£295.00 + VAT Half day (prices depend upon location)
£495.00 + VAT Whole day (prices depend upon location)
£695.00 + VAT When booking three half days in an academic year (prices depend upon location)


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Description Consultancy/advisory support is provided for a range of areas, for example: - Coaching support for subject leaders; - Data analysis including making effective use of RAISEonline; - Strategic and curriculum planning.
Duration Half day (or multiple half day blocks)
Categories Secondary, Leadership and Management, Further education, 14-19, KS3, KS4, Management, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Other support staff, Head of Department / Faculty, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Organisational Improvement, Learning walk, Feedback, Mentoring, Meta-cognition and Self-regulation, School closure day, Coaching / Mentoring, Use of Pupil Premium, Provides approaches to sustain the benefits once the mentoring stops, Evaluation of process , Help schools find best way to spend Pupil Premium
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

The outcomes for participants depend upon the need of the client.

Examples of typical expected learning outcomes include:

  • improve learner engagement, leading to an increase in attainment;
  • improve the quality of learning and teaching, leading to an improvement in observed lesson grades for teachers;
  • improve whole-school tracking systems. leading to improved progress for (groups of) learners.



Evidence underpinning this approach

The approach used in consultancy and advisory support depends upon the needs of the client. One of the main techniques is coaching, which is underpinned by the work of Joyce and Showers1.

There are also four features present in this support that are highlighted at a TDT conference2 as improving pupil learning by Paul Crisp, Director of CUREE. These features are:

  • Use of specialist external expertise including observing and debriefing;
  • Coaching - enable risk taking/ownership;
  • Participants identify starting points - needs analysis;
  • Supports and encourages professional dialogue around experiment and the use of evidence of practice.

1 Joyce, B & Showers, B (2002) 'Student Achievement Through Staff Development', 3rd ed. ASCD

2 Crisp, P - p3


How users/participants can evaluate success

The impact and quality of the support is evaluated in three ways. 

Immediately or shortly after the support has been provided a questionnaire is completed by the participating colleague(s). This measures the perceived quality of the support on the day and is comprised of a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and free response questions.

Six to eight weeks later, an online impact questionnaire, which during which participants are asked to evaluate the impact of the support on their own practice, on the practice of colleagues and on outcomes for learners. This is comprised of a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and free response questions. Participants are requested to provide evidence to support their comments (for example an improvement in observed lesson grades).

Between three to six months after the support was provided, parcipants are invited to make further evaluative comments and/or provide further evidence of impact (for example an improvement in GCSE results).

Follow-up activities and support

The follow up tasks depend upon the needs of the client. 

Typically these will include:

  • development of an effective curriculum that engages learners;
  • action research to develop and refine teaching approaches with a group of colleagues;
  • development of an effective tracking and analysis that lead to more targeted intervention approaches.

In addition there are reflective tasks described in the evaluation section.

All consultancy/advisory support comes with addtional telephone/email support.


The consultancy/advisory support is typically provided in half-day blocks of up to 3 hours.

This is supported by a note of visit to describe the agreed outcomes of the meeting.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.