Building on 30 years experience in education, I am passionate about leadership development in schools and the wider education system. That is why I have set up Leadership Matters.


Leadership Matters aims to improve the educational outcomes for children through working alongside educational leaders in national, regional and local contexts through offering high quality support in the following areas:

  1. Senior team development programme - an in-depth and diagnostic approach to enabling senior teams in organisations and schools to work together more effectively as a team or to solve a collective challenge. Find out more here.
  2. Tailored executive coaching - confidential one-to-one performance coaching for policy-makers, CEOs, headteachers or senior leaders, designed specifically around the needs of the individual. I have been fully trained in executive coaching through a programme (ILM7) validated by the Institute of Leadership and Management.
  3. Bespoke leadership keynotes and training - bespoke inputs for policymakers, groups of middle and/or senior leaders on leadership development, tailored to meet the needs of particular audiences, partnerships or schools.  I also run training for whole-staff groups on the culture and climate that supports schools to become and remain outstanding. This can, if required, include input on how a clear whole-school approach to pedagogy can support this. Find out about the detail of sessions I have run here.

For more information, you can email me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 0777 926 9797. Plus you can follow me on Twitter at: @andy_ _buck or visit my blog here.

Much of my work has centred on what it takes to become a truly outstanding school, as featured in the popular publication What Makes a Great School? which is now on its third edition and seventh reprint.

To order a copy

Kindle version at just £4.99 click here Paperback version at £10.99 (free postage and packing) send a cheque payable to 'School Leadership Matters' and your address to: 2 Cadogan House, Richmond Drive, Woodford Green, IG8 8RQ