Our Mission

High Performing People, Transforming Cultures

Our mission is to create high performing teachers and school leaders who, by harnessing the power of our programmes, lead the transformation of practice, approach and culture to enable practitioners and pupils to thrive and succeed.

Below is a simple introduction, in 2 parts (High Performing People and Transforming Cultures), to our research into those schools and school leaders who are getting things right and are delivering long-term, sustainable improvement.

What constitutes a high performing person?


Deploys High Performing Attributes Productively


Grows by Thinking & Learning with Peers Regularly


Manages Workload & Wellbeing Effectively


Becomes the Coach, Collaborator or Consultant Appropriately


Demonstrates a Track Record of Success Consistently

Focus: Deploys High Performing Attributes Productively

We have developed 10 attributes of high performing people that codify our research and learning.

Each attribute is further explored and explained in an audit descriptor. These can be used to facilitate deep challenge and individual reflection within a masterclass environment.

  1. High Performing People are led and not managed
  2. High Performing People have a relentless drive for quality
  3. High Performing People accomplish thier goals
  4. High Performing People seek out additional challenges
  5. High Performing People take the initiative to increase their skills
  6. High Performing People seek feedback to improve their performance
  7. High Performing People are excellent team players
  8. High Performing People develop strong productive relationships
  9. High Performing People keep focussed and lead when under pressure
  10. High Performing People periodically re-invent themselves to move forward

What is the difference between changing and transforming?

Too many schools and school leaders rely on gimmicks and quick fixes, resulting in only superficial change in behaviour.

High performing people do not just change their culture, they transform it. Their transformational leadership ensures a shift in the values and mindsets of those they work with, so behaviour change is embedded for the long-term.

Change is doing things differently.

A shift in behaviours

Transformation is a new way of being.

A shift in values

Why transform your organisation into an Empowerment and Growth Culture?

High performing people create cultures based on Empowerment and Growth. This culture is summarised in this model, with 6 key characteristics.

The key question below each characteristic should push teachers and leaders to reflect deeply upon their current successes, as well as inspire productive action and improvement.

Focus: Collaboration – Is empowered thinking being created?

Each characteristic can be further explored through facilitation and coaching. For example, Collaboration is central to any culture as it delivers ‘Purpose’; ‘Interaction’; and ultimately ‘Empowerment’.

Purpose: People are aligned and energised around a common agenda.

Interaction: People communicate effectively, actively and intentionally balancing their listening with their responding.

Empowerment: People work together to create a momentum that drives mindsets forward.

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