“It is with great pleasure that we offer our heartfelt testimonial for Bill, whose invaluable guidance and expertise have been instrumental in helping us achieve our long-cherished ambition of establishing a preparatory school. As proprietors of a nursery, this journey towards our vision would not have been possible without Bill’s exceptional support. Bill’s professionalism as an advisor is unmatched. His composed and methodical approach ensured that we navigated the complexities of mandatory and best practice requirements with absolute confidence. His meticulous attention to detail left no aspect to chance, positioning us in a robust stance as we prepared for the scrutiny of Ofsted’s visit. One of Bill’s most commendable strengths lies in his profound knowledge of Independent School Standards (Regulations). This wealth of expertise reassured us as we embarked on this project, knowing that our policies, procedures, and operational practices would align with the stringent standards expected of a new school. It was a comforting security that permeated throughout our entire team. Throughout the process, Bill’s professionalism never wavered, and his dedication to our project was unwavering. His unwavering commitment combined with a pleasant demeanour made the entire experience not only efficient but also enjoyable. Today, with immense pride, we stand as the proprietors of the esteemed Imperial Oak Preparatory School, and we are deeply grateful to Bill for his invaluable contributions in turning our vision into reality.”
Chizzy and Colin Chukwukere (Proprietors), Imperial Oak Preparatory School, London

“Bill Brown has been an educational and strategic advisor for David Game College for over six years. It is not an overstatement in any way to suggest that his efforts and guidance have been instrumental in the transformation of College’s confidence and ambition. As a result, the College has succeeded in achieving ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in all areas, two in a row with the latest being in February 2020. Most recently (2022/23), Bill guided us through the detail of the NMS process, ensuring that we could open our new boarding provision. Bill has helped us examine the detail of what is required to be a success as an institution and provided much important insight into what inspectors and regulators look for. He has a highly forensic approach to quality education and as a former head teacher of all age day and boarding schools, in both the maintained and for-profit independent sectors, Bill has a legitimacy and credibility about him that makes people listen. Bill has advised not only the senior management team and Directors, but also provided critical advice on compliance with the ISSR, the curriculum, the fundamental standards that must be met, and much more. Bill has a highly professional approach, is extremely easy to engage with, show high levels of social and emotional intelligence when advising staff, and is generous with his time. I admire his understanding of risk and issue management and Bill’s principal advantage as a consultant is that he significantly reduces an educational institution’s risk exposure.
In short, Bill Brown has an uncommon understanding of education and what an educational institution needs to be excellent.”
John Dalton, (Director), David Game College

“Kingswood School has received four consecutive “Outstanding” judgements from Ofsted. This is in no small way due to the specialist advice from Bill Brown who, as proprietor’s agent for the school, has worked tirelessly to ensure that our bespoke policies reflect the very latest changes in legislation, leaving me with the utmost confidence that Kingswood School is fully compliant in every area. Bill’s truly exceptional knowledge and understanding of all things pertaining to compliance are second to none.”
Rob Luckham (Headmaster) Kingswood School, Shirley, Solihull

“Bill Brown has guided Appleford consistently for many years and he continues to be an invaluable support to the school. We are very grateful to Bill for his involvement and meticulous approach which has supported the school in repeatedly achieving the highest grades in all categories for our ISI inspections. Bill gives most generously of his time. His expertise in all areas of education and his outstanding knowledge of the inspection process is always up to date and given with competence, confidence, kindness and courtesy, and this guidance has assisted us in attaining Excellent and Outstanding results. Bill’s services are very much respected by myself, by the headmaster and by the senior leadership team at Appleford. We all think of Bill not only as a highly experienced consultant and a member of our advisory board but also as a sincere friend. We consider ourselves most fortunate to have Bill’s support.”
Dr Peter Gardner (Chartered Psychologist/Director/Proprietor), Appleford School, Wiltshire

For nearly 20 years, Bill has provided professional advice to Appleford School, ensuring that we have always been compliant with the Independent School Standards (ISS) regulations and the National Minimum Standards (NMS) for Residential Special Schools (RSS).  As a result of his outstanding contribution to our school, through his professional and knowledgeable advice, we have been able to consistently achieve ‘Excellent’ outcomes in all areas of our Independent Schools Inspections (ISI). On a personal and professional basis I adhere to the maxim that ‘if in doubt, ask Bill’!
David King (Executive Director), Appleford School, Wiltshire

“The Education Partnership team, under Bill’s expert guidance, has produced a first-class service for our school. Bill’s help in assisting us originally with preparation for an Ofsted 162A inspection, and subsequently for our ISI inspections, and his approach has been thorough, reassuring, professional and enormously caring. Nothing fazes Bill, and he leaves nothing to chance, backing this up with his vast experience and knowledge as well as a calm and reassuring approach. We recommend The Education Partnership to any School Proprietors without reservation.”
Matthew and Jenny Adshead (Proprietors) The Old Vicarage School, Darley Abbey

“I have known and worked with Bill as an educational adviser, across four schools over the past twenty years within predominantly the independent sector but also including an academy. Bill has provided specialist input leading to a number of successful inspection outcomes, in addition to assisting in ensuring that the school is compliant in all areas of the ISS regulations, inclusive of the Single Central Record and producing a policy and risk assessment framework which reflects best practice. Most of all, I have found Bill to be the consummate professional, as well as the most decent man with the highest levels of integrity. It has been my privilege to both know and work with him.”

Prav Karian, (Chief Operating Officer and Executive Leader), Our Lady’s Abingdon

“Thank you for all you did to support us on this journey. Your guidance, expertise and insight was invaluable.”
Bryan Nixon (Head of School), TASIS, The American School in England

“All of this would not have been possible without you. You are a truly remarkable person, kind, caring and you give so much to so many people. I feel privileged to know you and to have the opportunity to work with you. With sincere gratitude, thank you for all that you have done for TASIS.”

Jason Tait (Director of Pastoral Care and Designated Safeguarding Lead), TASIS, The American School in England, Surrey

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