Tony Birch, Founding Director of Birch Education.

Birch Education is a bespoke education consultancy dedicated to empowering individuals and teams to develop high quality, sustainable approaches. It is underpinned by a deep belief in people and their transformational capacities: the aim is to unlock your creative potential. We build solutions with our partners.

Birch Education’s services (including coaching, analysis, evaluation and design) support processes of development and innovation within single educational institutions, partnerships and across systems. The approach has emerged from experience at many levels in the education sector, we understand the pressures. Our intention is to help sensitively and positively so that your leadership has courage, compassion, clarity and connection.

Recent commissions have included: developmental work in Multi-Academy Trust settings (including facilitating strategic planning; organisational review and objective setting); designing and teaching a Masters level ‘education policy’ module; a variety of training; and, technical assessment and interview. Tony is a Senior Associate of the Association of Education Advisers’s and a member of their ‘Development Group’.

Watch out for Tony’s new book, expected in January 2022, ‘Understanding Primary Education as a Whole: Sociocultural Perspectives for Leaders’, published by McGraw Hill.

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Educational change depends on what teachers think and do. It’s as simple and complex as that.

Michael Fullan

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling

…. each generation must describe afresh the nature, direction, and aims of education.

Jerome Bruner

Let’s build something together.

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