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School Leaders Training is an established professional services company for schools and other organisations. We operate in three core areas, as well as offering consultancy services:

Leadership and Management Development

Communication Skills Training

Course Design






Each of our team of experienced former-headteachers, all with their own areas of specialty, is different but incredible in their own way. By relentlessly listening to the schools we work with, we are able to offer a range of professional services to enable and increase performance, excellence and success.


Welcome to School Leaders Training Limited


if change is what you need


Richard Hester


"In being involved in schools for over twenty-five years, as a teacher, senior leader and headteacher, I was fortunate to be inspired by many great educators and leaders. The reason I founded School Leaders is simple. I wanted to give others the chance to be as successful as those who inspired me and had such an impact on their students. As a head of school I always loved providing opportunities for staff training, coaching and mentoring in order to develop capacity whilst witnessing personal and professional growth."

* Richard is a frequent speaker at Educational Conferences and has presented at face to face conferences all over England as well as in Glasgow, Amsterdam, Colombo, Rome and Prague, and many online conferences. Along with a Masters' degree in Education Leadership and Management, a PGCE, a degree in International Management Systems and a diploma in Sports Psychology, Richard is currently also studying part-time for an EdD at the University of Bath. He has worked with schools throughout UK, Europe and Asia.

The training was provided in a constructive and effective manner, with a real focus on how, as well as what, things could be done. All staff came away with useful and practical action points to further develop their leadership skills and confidence.

Julia Waters, Executive Headteacher, Sacred Heart School, Wimbledon and Headteacher, Ursuline High School, Wimbledon.

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