Stronger Leaders, Stronger Teachers, Stronger Schools

The story so far...

School Leader Development Ltd is a leadership development consultancy, based in north London.

The story so far…

For over twenty-five years, Michael Harpham has been passionate about finding, unlocking and developing the potential in the staff with whom he has worked, enabling them to realise their teaching and leadership potential.

He has successfully worked in schools in inner and outer London and the Home Counties at every level of school leadership, including two deputy headships and a headship.

He has spent his career dedicated to improving schools and school leadership. He has done this through years of coaching, encapsulated in his book "Progress Plain and Simple" for teachers, parents and school leaders. His leadership development has created relevant, user-friendly resources, providing bespoke, effective training and delivering proven, successful development programmes which guarantee positive change and delivers stronger leaders, making stronger schools.

As Michael began his post-graduate research to underpin his training and development work, he began to deliver Continuing Professional Development to other schools and universities with fantastic feedback. His work has been presented at a number of research conferences around the country, published by a number of government agencies, universities and Ofsted. It’s proven track record of success led to active interest from the Department for Education and the Secondary Schools and Academies Trust to deliver it more widely.

With over twenty-five years’ experience of supporting and strengthening leadership in schools, providing exactly the training and support that each school needs, he has extensive experience and proven expertise to secure the outstanding teaching and leadership a school needs and that the students deserve.


Director: Michael Harpham GRSM (Hons), MEd, MA, LRAM, NPQH

Progress Plain and Simple: What every teacher needs to know about improving pupil progress

NEW - The School Leader’s Year: month-by-month progress, every lesson, every day

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School Leader Development are pleased to be providing BPN with leadership coaching, online tutoring and project assessment for the NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH qualifications.

School Leader Development are thrilled to be creating and delivering online training with Dragonfly Training related to my book "Progress Plain and Simple".

School Leader Development are delighted to to be working with Pupil Progress, supporting schools and improving their data-informed teaching, learning and leadership. 

School Leader Development are honoured to be taking part in the Osiris World Education Conference with Prof. John Hattie in the autumn of 2020.

School Leader Development are excited to be developing and delivering training courses, both face-to-face and online with Creative Education.

School Leader Development are proud to be a sponsor for Dr Elly Barnes MBE and her work at Educate and Celebrate.

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