Education Consultancy, coaching and mentoring

‘Putting your consultancy, coaching and mentoring centre stage’



Advice, consultancy and support on areas including:


Pupil Premium


MAT wide work


School Improvement

School Improvement Advisors


We also offer bespoke training and more

Anti-Bullying: as part of our drive to support the Anti-bullying agenda. We are committed to supporting schools to achieve the highest of standards of pupil support.

Backdrop and the Anti-Bullying Quality Mark work together to support schools to address bullying in any setting. .

Leadership Coaching

& Mentoring

Leadership coaching and mentoring with leaders that includes:

Trustees and CEO

Principals & Headteachers

Senior Leaders/SENDCos

Middle Leaders

Aspiring Leaders



Coaching training and more.

More Information on Leadership Coaching

Non-Clinical Supervision & Wellbeing Coaching

Non-clinical supervision and wellbeing coaching with clients that includes:



Safeguarding Team


Trauma Informed training

More information on Wellbeing and Personal Coaching

Do you want to know more about our services?

Glasses and books
Educational Consultancy
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Leadership Coaching
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Leadership Coaching
Wellbeing Coaching
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Wellbeing and Personal Coaching

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Have Some Questions?

Almost everyone can benefit from coaching or mentoring.

If you are ready to set yourself professional or personal goals, want to make a positive difference in your life (at work or at home) then the coaching and mentoring team can help you.

The short answer is yes.

The Backdrop team have a wide range of experience in mainstream, independent and special schools and have supported hundreds of settings.

Whatever your issue, we will introduce you to the right person for your needs. Contact us for an initial chat

Contacting us is one click away.


As you’d expect, the exact cost depends upon the service you need, but we will endeavour to work to your budget.

Please contact us and we will discuss your needs and give you a great cost effective quote.


Following our positive Ofsted inspection in 2017 we were keen to continue to drive improvements, especially to have a cohesive system in place to develop our strategic aims and development plans across education, therapy and care provided at St Rose’s for students with physical disabilities and complex health needs. Jon was recommended as someone who might be able to support us, and we were lucky enough to engage his services in 2018. At the beginning he listened to what we wanted and was able to translate our thoughts into a Strategic Plan and corresponding development plans. This has grown over the last 5 years and we now have a clear process that our self-evaluation feeds into as well as performance reviews for all staff. He has helped us to work with education, therapy and care staff to quality assure our offer. As well as this he has helped us to focus our governance and has provided support and training to our governing body. Jon has supported us to keep up to date with changes in legislation and continues to suggest ways that we can make improvements. He continues to challenge us during each visit and there is no doubt that the quality of what we do has improved as a result. This was borne out in a recent care inspection when we received outstanding for leadership and management. We appreciate the approach he takes which is collaborative and non-threatening and supportive, allowing us to develop processes and strategy.
- Principal
'Our day with [Backdrop] was very useful and has left us with a clear plan regarding our next steps. [Their]work has underpinned much of our recent self-evaluation but added an expert view on how to move things forward. Advice and strategies shared to date have been very useful and [Backdrop] was supportive and thought provoking throughout his visit. We very much look forward to the opportunity to work with [Backdrop] in the future.'
- Headteacher, Middle School
'I enjoyed working with Jon. He balanced listening with gain clarity and to help me to move forward...I am clearer on my development path [he] has given me useful key strategies to help me on the way. Thank you for all your support Jon!'
- Coachee - Deputy Headteacher
'Jon is an excellent coach. His calm and reassuring manner puts you at ease and his extensive educational experience means he is well-equipped to support school leaders.'
- Coachee - Headteacher
"As with any "audit" type process there is anxiety and trepidation. Can I go on line as saying any concerns I had were diminished immediately by the warm, disarming nature of [Backdrop]. I found the whole experience enlightening and informative and certainly backed my mantra of "everyday is a school day". Many thanks"
- Assistant Headteacher, Secondary