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Consultancy and whole-school support programmes

As well as the main courses and programmes offered by 'New Perspectives...', outlined on the previous pages, Dr Tony Eaude also offers a consultancy service to primary schools based on his wide experience of:

  • headship;
  • research; and
  • working with groups of teachers;

on topics as varied as the use of non-teaching staff, bilingual pupils, the role of Church schools in multi-faith settings, working in partnership, curriculum breadth, how young children learn, dealing with difficult situations, school buildings and much else besides. Often, to find new perspectives on what may seem to intractable difficulties. But Tony Eaude is good at saying what he doesn't know very much about - such as the detail of all the different curriculum documentation or preparing for Ofsted - and suggesting other forms of support. Where appropriate, with inter-agency work or more complex consultancy to organisations, 'New Perspectives...' can provide expertise from the worlds of health, social work and systemic thinking as well as education.

Tony Eaude offers flexible consultancy, especially for headteachers, and others, who are feeling stuck and need 'New Perspectives...' He seeks to provide the sort of service which he, as a head, valued most from advisers, offering advice from a position of 'here's a shared problem, to be thought about together' - advice of a type which is often hard to find. 'New Perspectives...' does not replace existing support structures but seeks to complement them. The advice is both supportive and rigorous, friendly without being cosy. Such support is especially valuable for those new to headship. For many heads, whether you have just become a head or are more experienced, such consultations may provide one of the few occasions when you can set aside some time for yourself to think about what matters most to you and your school.

'New Perspectives...' can offer:

  • one-off consultations;
  • a tailored programme of regular visits for mentoring and coaching;
  • on-going surgeries, by phone, e mail or face to face;
  • advice on team-building and conflict resolution; or
  • external evaluation of in-school programmes or initiatives and support for self-evaluation.

This can be for individuals, for one school or for a group of schools.

The cost of such consultancy will depend on what you need. But you will find it cheaper than most other consultancies, not least because 'New Perspectives ...' has very few overheads to cost in. And, hopefully, it will be more personal and more useful...

To discuss any of these, and how they can be most useful in your own context, please feel free to contact 'New Perspectives...', Dr Tony Eaude, 6 Long Wall, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4PG on 01865 711135 (phone/fax) or

Identity, Culture and Belonging: Educating Young Children for a Changing World is due to be published by Bloomsbury Academic in February 2020. Details of how to order are on the Bloomsbury website.

Developing the expertise of primary and elementary classroom teachers -professional learning for a changing world was published by Bloomsbury Academic in January 2018. A paperback version was published in July 2019. Details of how to order are on the Bloomsbury website.

New Perspectives on Young Children’s Moral Education
-Developing Character through a Virtue Ethics Approach
was published by Bloomsbury in December 2015. Details of how to order are on the Bloomsbury website.

How do expert primary classroom teachers really work? - a guide for teachers, headteachers and teacher educators was published in 2012. For further details, see the publications section of this website or contact
Details of how to order are on the Critical Publishing website.
Download flyer (pdf, 3.3MB).

Thinking Through Pedagogy for Primary and Early Years was published in January 2011. For further details see Thinking Through Pedagogy for Primary and Early Years.

Thinking Through Pedagogy: Primary and Early Years by Tony Eaude

Children's Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development by Tony Eaude (second edition, 2008)

Enhancing Achievement for Young Bilingual Learners
Download flyer (pdf, 410K) by Tony Eaude, published in March 2007

For more details on how to order these, please contact