Developing Potential in Schools and Education

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Every team, every organisation, and every individual has the potential to achieve exceptional sustainable performance. We are a not for profit company and developing this potential is our purpose and passion.


  • If all your leaders, teachers and support staff members were outstanding in everything they did?
  • If everyone was aligned to your approach and that learning and development was at the heart of your community?
  • If you could align your vision, values, goals and action to achieve exceptional sustainable performance and that all your learning and development needs were catered for with a longer-term plan.

What would be the benefits?

We work with Schools leadership teams, teachers and support staff to provide the inspiration, motivation and tools to develop high performance in individuals, teams and throughout the organisation.

This is what Derek Peaple, Head of Park House Academy in Berkshire has to say about us.

“I have worked with Developing Potential for the last year and they have more than surpassed my expectations. As a new academy our vision is to ensure that leadership and coaching are at the heart of our ethos.

After an initial review we agreed a long term plan and so far we have had Senior Leadership Team training, one to one coaching, the development of learning coaches, support at governors meetings and much more. The feedback from staff and governors has been outstanding.

I am very excited in continuing our journey in partnership with Developing Potential and would recommend that you have a conversation with them if your goal is delivering and sustaining outstanding performance”.

Our approach is different.  We work in partnership with you to ensure all your people development is high quality and delivers the outcomes you need.  Our clients have told us this is very important to them in the current environment and many have been honest enough to recognise that some of the development they undertake is not as focused as they would like or links with the schools vision and overall plans.

We provide whole school support, working in partnership with you to ensure that you achieve great value and importantly outstanding outcomes.  We agree these with you and plan development over the longer term to ensure you get a high return on the investment you make.  We don’t ask you to spend more money and our focus is on supporting you in spending the budget you have available to best meet the needs of the school and the leaders, teachers and students within it.

Once we have agreed a plan we deliver to it and our programmes might include aligning vision with values, goals and actions, whole school engagement, strategic development and communication, high performance leadership, building high performing teams, one to one coaching for senior leaders and middle leaders, developing operational management, developing student voice, supporting behaviour and performance management of staff and students and delivering coaching, mentoring and facilitation programmes for high performance.

We are on your agenda and work to the needs identified and agreed.

Implementation might include using inset days, workshops, inspirational events, focus groups and one-to-one coaching and in an integrated and blended way to maximise development across the whole school.

Benefits Include

  • Creation of a high performance culture to deliver the school vision.
  • Integration of leadership principles and practice to deliver clear objectives and action.
  • Effective organisation and alignment of continuing professional development to underpin whole school performance.
  • An emphasis on senior and middle managers working in partnership over the long term to foster outstanding performance and school improvement.
  • Effective use of resources, time and budget, to plan and implement highly effective learning and development activities and to maximise your return on any investment.

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Discover how to achieve Gold Medal Winning Performance in your school.

Written to show how Olympian performance can be translated into organisational high performance it is equally applicable for school leadership teams, teachers, support staff, students and parents.

Co-authored by Olympic Champion Darren Campbell MBE and based on his experience and achievements and our work with Olympians, Olympic teams, and high performing business organisations, we’ve identified the 10 Steps to Gold Medal Winning Performance.

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