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Mal Krishnasamy

Leadership Coach, Leadership Trainer

I believe passionately that in the right culture; students, teachers and schools thrive.My almost 20 years’ experience in education as a teacher, middle & senior leader then Senior Assistant Principal across a multi-academy trust, mean I’ve seen it all.  I‘m in a unique position of understanding the strengths of teachers, the pressures they are put under and the struggles between wanting to stay or leave the profession. I also understand the burdens senior leaders face when trying to marry school improvement needs, with national priorities whilst dealing with a funding crisis. 

I set up MalCPD Education Consultancy & Coaching to share what I’ve learnt to support others along their education journey. I know and have seen how all teachers can develop and improve their practice with the right training, mentoring and coaching.  I truly believe, if the leaders of a school are skilled, confident and work together as a team, this will enable them to ensure all teachers are more effective, which will ultimately have an impact on student progress. Coaching creates an energising culture where teachers re-ignite or sky-rocket their enthusiasm for teaching, excellence and collaboration. I’ve introduced coaching cultures into very challenging schools with dramatic effects on morale, teacher development and students. I’ve supported middle and senior leaders to embed the practice so that it self-sustains.So, if you are looking to transform the culture of your school, to create more effective and high-quality teachers and leaders by revolutionising your professional development provision then, get in touch.


Specialist Area

  • Leadership development
  • Coaching in Schools
  • ILM Recognised courses in coaching for school leaders
  • SMSC

My history

Mal has a proven track record of leadership and management in the classroom, as a faculty manager and as a senior leader. She has led the transformation several departments/faculties due to coaching and mentoring being the heart of change management.  As a result of her proven expertise in leading teaching & learning she was appointed Senior Assistant Principal: CPD in September 2011 across a Multi-Academy Trust. She was responsible for the professional development of over 200 staff across 6 schools within the primary and secondary phases.  Mal has had whole school responsibilities for a number of areas including improving teaching and learning, literacy, PSHE, Personal Learning & Thinking Skills and Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning to name but a few. She has had whole Trust responsibilities for Teaching & Learning, CPD, performance management and coaching.

My contact information

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 07810512315


Mal’s whole school coaching programme is transforming our delivery of teaching and learning; increasing professional dialogue and collaboration between staff. The training is helping to reinvigorate reflective practice and raise the overall quality of provision in the school.

Mr Craig Lickley
Head Teacher, St Thomas Garnet’s School

Ms. Krishnasamy is a talented professional who has the capacity to effect positive change in terms of curriculum planning and delivery.  Through her involvement in the national CPD programme, she has improved the confidence and competence of those delivering PSHE at the College and raised the quality of teaching and learning in this area.  She has led by example and produced a range of learning resources which are both high in quality and appreciated by colleagues.

Clive Neathey
CEO, The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust

Mal is an outstanding professional career coach and mentor, providing colleagues bespoke solutions focussed on their situations and aspirations. As a Senior Assistant Principal at Rosedale, she was an important contact for us – newly qualified teachers, and her support was instrumental to our successful careers as teachers. She is absolutely reliable and from my experience, often exceeds what is expected of her. She is a thorough professional who sets and achieves high standards in her work.

Sylvester Juwe
Researcher, Artificial Intelligence