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Learn2Transform is an educational consultancy working both in the UK and internationally, providing support at a system, school and team level. We offer

Recent UK clients include Artelia, Pearson, Nord Anglia, NCTL, NFER, NCETM, NAO, Local Authorities, Teaching School Alliances, headteacher organisations, schools and academies.

Recent international work has taken place in Brazil, USA, Middle and Far East and China

The purpose of the day had been for headteachers to step back from the pressing day to day issues of running busy schools and to consider how to ensure that their students received the best provision possible. David provided an excellent balance of challenge and ideas, both at a theoretical level and set within the real context of a successful case study. All those who attended felt that the day had been extremely useful, as it provided an opportunity to reflect on the current educational climate and the provision within their schools. I would have no hesitation in recommending David to colleagues on school leadership teams.”

Warrington - St Helens Head teacher conference

Sessions that inspire teachers

"The outcomes of an honest diagnostic review providing some true realism which will help drive our strategy forward. "

Mike Marshall Head of Service / Special School Headteacher Knowsley

Read David's blog from the ATL curriculum conference 11 February 2015


Sustainable School Transformation

Published 15 October 2013

To order a copy of the paperback please visit the Bloomsbury website

Recently reviewed in British Journal of Educational Studies (BJES)

 Sustainable School Transformation: An Inside-Out School Led Approach explores how we can best build a truly world class education system. It presents a theoretical and practical case for an alternative approach that combines the rigour of traditional ‘top-down’ accountability models with the engagement and buy-in of school led ‘inside-out’ approaches – a combination which can be applied to any school in any context internationally. David and a range of practitioners and academics draw on their extensive experience of past approaches to school improvement in the UK and US.

 "Anybody who is in education at this time of huge change and challenge will find their hopes and worries addressed in this book.” –  Estelle Morris, former Secretary of State for Education and Skills, UK

 “David Crossley expertly turns concepts on their head, developing notions of lateral accountability and an "inside-out" approach. This timely book is a powerful but down-to-earth analysis of the changing landscape for schools. It is a book full of optimism and opportunities. It will be welcomed by those who are passionate about making a difference in education.” –  Steve Munby, Chief Executive, CfBT Education Trust, UK

“Sustainable School Transformation is an outstanding contribution to the international research on educational improvement....Educators everywhere will benefit from these invaluable contributions by David Crossley and his colleagues who show us that with enough determination and perseverance we can make all of our schools places of learning and joy for our students.” –  Dennis Shirley, Professor of Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, USA


David is currently supporting the development of the Whole Education NetworkThe 4th national conference
took place on 19-20 November 2014 Follow the tweets on storify

LA support is offered through SLE Associates




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David's new bookSustainable School Transformation: An inside out school-led approach is now available. For a 25% discount,  visit the Bloomsbury website and enter 'GLR9FX' at the checkout

Learn  to Transform 2nd edition by David Crossley and Graham Corbyn.  Fully updated.

More details and to buy at a discount!

Recent Articles

Liberating the professional capital of teachers download published in School Leadership today vol 4.5 p26

Contribution to "Build a better Baccalaureate"  OCR March 2015