School Professional Development

“...has resulted in significant improvements in the quality of teaching across the school.”

Ofsted 2018

Inspirational educational impact
Schools And Multi-Academy Trusts

During Matt's years as Founding Principal of Atrium Studio School in Devon (when Ofsted praised him as “inspirational”), students and staff flourished under his clear, focused and engaging leadership.

Impact Leadership offers advice, support and CPD, specialising in:


  • Lead yourself before leading others

  • Developing a MAT/school-wide coaching culture

  • Leadership lessons from elite sport

  • Future-proofing student learning

  • Transformational and enduring change

  • Developing positive staff mental health, wellbeing, and resilience

  • Creating independent learners

  • Developing growth mindsets

  • Raising boys’ achievement

  • Tackling low-level disruption and behaviour management

  • Innovative classroom practice to improve student outcomes

  • Building resilience in all students

  • Year 6 ‘It’s cool to succeed’ series of workshops

  • Raising Aspirations for Pupil Premium students

  • Develop an Athlete’s Mindset (Year 10/11)

“The principal has a deep-seated commitment to ensuring that all pupils, particularly the most vulnerable, can succeed. This has been the driving force in the development of the school since it opened in 2015. As a result, all pupils feel welcome and able to contribute.”

“Teachers are motivated and positive about the training they have been given. It has resulted in significant improvements in the quality of teaching across the school.”

“The principal leads the school very effectively. He has a clear vision, based on a strongly held set of values. He is focused on ensuring that every pupil can aspire to success. He communicates his beliefs clearly and, as a result, enjoys the wholehearted support of pupils, staff, parents and carers.”

Ofsted 2018

“Thank you Matt for delivering such a fantastic staff resilience workshop-engaging, passionate, knowledgeable!”

Headteacher Tockwith Primary School

“Outstanding guidance and strategies for all staff on pressure management and resilience-tips that we can instantly use on a daily basis.”

Headteacher AYJS

“Matt presented to students, staff and parents. He is able to bring important resilience life messages from both his leadership experiences in Football and Education. He is an inspirational coach and trainer.”

Headteacher Clifton with Rawcliffe