“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 inspections in a row with the latest being in February 2020. 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 institutions 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

“I am writing to express my very real and heartfelt thanks for everything you did from the Michaelmas Term onwards to get us to the point where we could pass our inspection and this was undoubtedly a result of the platform you had helped us to construct. As you predicted, the teaching and learning side of things went very smoothly along with the analysis of the SCR.”  Stephen Oliver, (Principal), Our Lady’s Abingdon

“Thank you for all your input into the inspection process. Your name is already developing legendary status in the school! We very much look forward to working with more regularly going forward.”

Prav Karian, (Director of Finance & Operations), Our Lady’s Abingdon

“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

“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

“Huge gratitude for your guidance and support Bill from 2016 right through to the actual inspection. Greatly appreciated.”

Mary Biddlecombe (Director of Human Resources), TASIS, The American School in England

“Bill Brown has guided Appleford consistently for over five 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 both our ISI and Ofsted 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

“We secured Bill’s guidance to support us with our forthcoming 162A Inspection and at the first meeting, his knowledge, attention to detail and insight into DfE legislation was awe-inspiring. His years of experience, knowledge and wisdom in school improvement and inspection are second to none. To have the knowledge that our policies were compliant, our paperwork was in place and we were prepared for the thoroughness of the final Registration Inspection, in which we were judged Outstanding in all areas, removed a lot of the stress for staff at the forefront of the inspection process. Bill achieves results but in a way that people really want to get on board and benefit from his vast knowledge. His calm manner in ensuring that every ‘i’ is dotted and every ‘t’ crossed was so reassuring and took the mystique out of a legislative framework that can hold many surprises for the uninitiated. A truly committed and first class professional, at the very top of his game!”
David Paton (Head), Colin Diggory (Chairman of the Board) and Robert Cook (Executive Principal)
Radnor House, Twickenham

In July 2014, Kingswood School was inspected by Ofsted as part of the pilot of the new Section 162A inspection framework due to be rolled out to all non-association independent schools in September 2014. The School was found by inspectors to be “Outstanding” in all areas. This was in no small way due to the specialist advice from Bill Brown who, as Education Officer for the School, had worked tirelessly to ensure that our bespoke policies reflected the very latest changes in legislation, leaving me with the utmost confidence that Kingswood School was 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

“Frederick Hugh House has had to take on some arduous challenges in order to become the exceptional special needs school that we set out to achieve. Bill has not only been instrumental in helping us to understand every aspect of compliance but also in shaping our language to bridge the worlds of special needs and compliance. Through our working time together, he has become a great friend of the school and a supportive Trustee who holds all aspects of the pupils, from pastoral to teaching and learning, at the heart of his focus and practice. We are very proud and privileged to be walking this road with Bill Brown.”
Amanda Barclay (Founder and Trustee)
Frederick Hugh House, London

“Bill Brown has been known to me for some 16 years and principally as a highly effective educational adviser. Bill initially visited The Pointer School to advise on how to regenerate a very challenging situation. His advice was taken on board and proved to be very successful in receiving an overall outstanding judgements in in our previous Ofsted S162A inspection. In the last 3 years Bill has become much more closely involved in advising and supporting culminating in the Pointer School receiving excellent judgements in all areas at the school’ s very recent ISI inspection. He is a most effective public speaker, and is encyclopaedic in his knowledge of the educational sector; perceptive in understanding a school’s strengths and weaknesses and very tactful in how he deals with any difficult situation that may need addressing.”
R J S Higgins (Headmaster and Proprietor)
The Pointer School, Blackheath

“In his advisory role Bill worked with us to obtain an excellent ISI integrated inspection, a material change on our original site and also to open our new school. His excellent, caring, supportive, and highly skilled professional approach enabled us to complete the project both on time and within budget. Bill, who continues to advise us, has an exceptional understanding of the proprietorial school as an educational business along with both mandatory and best practice compliance.”
Emma Gowers (Principal and Proprietor)
The Gower School, Islington

“Bill Brown has a thirst for Education that few can match let alone quench! He brings to the table fine detail, unique quality, a wealth of experience which is all washed down by a wonderfully old-fashioned sense of humour. If he were a racing car he would be a classic e-type, a drink he would possess the depth and flavour of a vintage claret or if he were a race horse he would be called ‘Best Practice’. Always great value, hugely amusing and above all ‘above and beyond’.
Magoo Giles (Head)
Knightsbridge School, London

“The Education Partnership team, under Bill’s expert guidance, has produced a first class service for our school. Bill’s help in assisting us with preparation for an Ofsted 162A inspection 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

“We engaged Bill Brown as our consultant and we are delighted we did. Bill worked tirelessly with us to obtain a material change from the DfE first to admit pupils up to the age of 13. In the following months, he helped us develop the policies and documentation to satisfy the DfE we could be registered as a school taking children to GCSE, thus enabling us to open Moon Hall College. Without Bill’s expertise we would not have been able to accomplish what we did in anything like that time frame and we are very grateful to him. We are also delighted that since then he has joined our Board of Governors and Trustees and so we are able to continue to benefit from his experience and wisdom.”
David Baker (Chairman)
Moon Hall Schools Educational Trust, Leigh, Surrey

“Bill Brown has been a superb adviser to the Governors and Senior Leadership Team at Immanuel College. He has taken us through the process of opening the Immanuel College Preparatory School with great skill, showing an encyclopaedic knowledge and understanding of DFE regulation. His passion and expertise enriched all who worked with him. His contribution was central to the timely granting of permission for a “material change” and the fulfilment of our hopes for this ambitious project.”
Philip Skelker (Former Headmaster)
Immanuel College, Bushey

“In his consultancy role Bill carried out an audit of the school’s SEN provision and gave us advice prior to an outstanding OFSTED inspection report.”
Susan Lawrence (Former Head Teacher)
Kings’ School, Winchester, Hampshire

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