Our Consultants

Heather Butensky

Providing Strategic solutions:  turned round 3 schools from challenging circumstances to Good/Outstanding. This involved not only work on teaching and learning and the curriculum, I was also responsible for Human Resource management, Finance and Estate Management.

Leann Valiquette

Leann is a Specialist Leader of Education as appointed by the Department for Education in the United Kingdom. Specializing in the Early Years, Career development, Reading, Vocabulary, Moderation, Leadership and Nurseries. With over 10 years of experience, Leann leads two private nursery settings as well as working as a Strategic Learning Lead in a highly successful Primary School. Leann uses her experience and passion for education to support schools across the United Kingdom and Canada.  

Kirsty Knowles

Kirsty is a dynamic and agile accredited Coach for sustainable change, inspiring Education Thought Leader and Consultant, highly astute Leadership and Culture Developer, and ardent published Writer for evoking curiosity. As a progressive Educationalist for over two decades, with deep care and game-changing ideas, she is always keen to learn and discover. With an accomplished background as Headteacher, with cross-sector skills for engendering autonomy and trust, Kirsty cultivates the experiential sense of belonging, growth as human ‘Beings’, and aligned purpose and values for individuals and teams in diverse company structures.

Mohammed Sidat

Mohammed is an enthusiastic and highly accomplished leader with 15 plus years of experience in Education Leadership and Management and over 13 years in Doha, Qatar. He is currently the Founding Head of The Gulf English School- Bin Omran branch in Doha Qatar, a British school with an international outlook and CIS accreditation.  

Paul Hetherington

Paul graduated from Sheffield University with a degree in Chemistry, he completed his PGCE at Newcastle University and he has completed several post-graduate courses at Newcastle and Cambridge University.


I hold three bachelor’s degrees – Law, Education and literature along with QTS, NPQH, NPQEL. I have 20 years teaching and senior leadership experience in UK, India, China and, Channel Islands. As a classroom teacher I taught in EYFS and primary and was graded outstanding by the LA and supported other schools in the LA in improving their teaching and learning. 

Jonathan Caroll

Jonathan is an experienced former UK Headmaster. He has extensive senior leadership and Governor experience in Primary and Secondary schools, in both Independent and State sectors. He has worked overseas and in the UK in many settings.