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Mary Myatt

Leadership Trainer, Leadership Key Note

Mary Myatt is an education adviser, writer and speaker. She works in schools talking to pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum. She maintains that there are no quick fixes and that great outcomes for pupils are not achieved through tick boxes. She writes and speaks at conferences about leadership, curriculum and school improvement.

Specialist Area Details

Leadership, curriculum, assessment

My history

Mary trained as a secondary RE specialist and has taught in London, Cambridge and for the most part of her career, just outside Ipswich in Suffolk. She has also taught English, Latin, history and maths. She joined the local authority to support school improvement and develop religious education across the county.

Since 2010 she has been working as an independent education adviser and writer. She works in schools, talking to pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum. Her books include ‘High Challenge, Low Threat’, ‘Hopeful Schools’ and ‘The Curriculum: From Gallimaufry to Coherence’.

My contact information

Twitter: @MaryMyatt

Website: http://marymyatt.com/


Those attending valued what you said about ‘High Challenge and Low Threat’. It was nothing short of inspirational and your presentation fitted perfectly with our theme of ‘Inspiring Leadership’.

Andy Mash
Diocesan Director of Education, Diocese of Norwich

It is important for you to know that all staff who met you and who were touched by your brilliance were hugely positive about your visit. Lots of positive feedback today; I hope your ears were burning.

Dave Sammels
Headteacher Mayflower Academy Plymough

“Mary Myatt doesn’t disappoint! Very inspiring for an aspiring leader!”

“Really impressed by Mary Myatt. She came across as someone with a lot of integrity.”

“Wonderful, inspiring talk from Mary Myatt. Could have listened to you for much longer. Thank you.”

“A straightforward talker with no gimmicks and no buzz words.”