About us

Dr. Tony Birch is the Founder and Director of Birch Education: a bespoke educational consultancy, founded in 2020, dedicated to empowering individuals and teams to develop sustainable and successful approaches. Focused on ‘insight-analysis-growth’ our recent commissions have been focused on strategy, evaluation and facilitating development. Prior to setting up Birch Education Tony acquired a wealth of experience in education built over more than 30 years as a primary teacher, school leader and Local Authority Chief Officer. He has held a variety of roles in local government including Curriculum Adviser for ICT, School Improvement Adviser, Head of School Improvement and Assistant Director: Education and Learning. He has also enjoyed a secondment in the private sector where he developed content for training programmes, has been a Chief External Examiner at a University and involved in a range of evaluation and inspection activity.

Tony has a Ph.D which investigated the effects of the implementation of new technologies on the pedagogy of primary education. He is an accredited Neurolinguistic Programming ‘Practitioner’ and is a Senior Associate of the Association of Education Advisers as well as being an active member of their Development Group. Tony is actively involved in governance in two Multi-Academy Trusts. Tony’s book will be published in January 2022 by McGraw Hill and titled: ‘Understanding Primary Education as a Whole: Sociocultural Perspectives for Leaders’.

Tony is a Senior Associate of the Association of Education Advisers and a member of their Development Group – visit their site to find out more about them https://www.aoea.co.uk

Take a look at Tony’s web site exploring his thoughts on primary education: http://www.perspectivesonprimaryeducation.com

Tony works with a small team of credible, specialist and trusted associates who Birch Education call on for particular projects. They have experience across the educational spectrum: in early years, primary and secondary education, local authorities and teacher education.