We offer a wide range of interactive INSET programmes.
These can be arranged either as whole day, half-day or twilight sessions: 

  • Planning for School Improvement – a detailed, step-by-step framework for self-evaluation leading to a comprehensive School Improvement Plan.
  • Assessment for Learning – explores the rationale behind the removal of levels as a national benchmark, and explores how a shift in teaching pedagogy can enabling greater depth and breadth in learning and put children at the centre of learning.
  • Building Learning Power – practical steps for teachers and schools on how to furnish pupils with skills for life using BLP principles and practices.
  • Towards an Independent Curriculum – a guide to developing an exciting, discovery-led curriculum for EYFS through to KS3 which focuses on Learning Skills and Knowledge Stands.
  • Managing Conflict – a practical workshop looking at strategies for dealing with difficult or confrontational situations at school.
  • Being Inspection Ready – this workshop looks at key areas in ensuring that you are Ofsted or ISI ready, including SEF evaluation, understanding and communicating a school's strengths and weaknesses, how to use 'learning walks' effectively, and community cohesion.  
  • Event Planning – we have many years’ experience of organising school events of all kinds – both in-house and community events. This session aims to take the strain out of event planning with some useful tips and short-cuts that you can take to make your school event a great success!
  • Young Entrepreneurs – this workshop explores how you can set up an achievable and fun school business programme for your pupils, including the use of parents as ‘Dragons’ and culminating in a ‘Market Day – a wonderful day for the whole school community.
  • Music and Drama - ideas and activities for non-specialist music and drama teachers. This workshop is designed especially for schools wanting to develop their performing arts programme and who do not have access to a specialist music or drama teacher.
  • What Outstanding Schools have in common - this session explores the characteristics and processes of schools that have been judged 'outstanding' by Ofsted or ISI. The aim is to generate thinking around what you already do well, and how to use that platform to build a school profile that will take you to outstanding - and keep you there.
  • Leveraging Education Technology - a workshop designed for teachers who want to explore how using internet based tools can engage pupils, promote collaborative working and improve outcomes.
  • Academy Status - a bespoke workshop for schools who want to explore what moving to academy status might mean for them. The session will focus on pupil outcomes as well as staff development.
  • Developing the Next Generation of Transformational School Leaders - an opportunity to explore effective, end-to-end models of identifying, encouraging and developing the best school leaders over time.
  • Finance and Cost Saving - an opportunity for head teachers and senior school leaders, as well as school governors, to look at the management of the school's finances. This session will focus on best value in managing the school's financial resources and the extent to which the use of these resources leads to improved outcomes for pupils. It will also review specific areas where cost savings may be made.    

You may have a particular issue or area of school life that you would like to progress using staff INSET as a mechanism. Coffee Bean Education can offer a bespoke INSET to help facilitate this. If you wish we can also support and guide you through the implementation phase. 

Doing one thing differently can have a big impact on outcomes for your pupils.

Doing one thing differently can have a big impact on outcomes for your pupils.

Unlock the talent, creativity and ideas in your school on your journey to excellence.  

Unlock the talent, creativity and ideas in your school on your journey to excellence.  


Coffee Bean Education can offer careful and discreet help and advice for schools, Chairs of Governors or Head Teachers who are experiencing particular difficulties or challenges of one kind or another. Please do contact us for further details on this service.


We have extensive experience of school fund-raising for both small and large scale projects. If you need help or advice about how to go about setting up a school fund-raising project, we will be very happy to work with you for as long – or short – a time as you wish. 


The aim is to help schools identify strengths as well as areas for development in performance outcomes, delivery of education (all areas of teaching and learning), policy development and planning, management and support of staff, partnerships and resources and school leadership.

Coffee Bean Education offers a comprehensive School Review service using a school audit tool developed by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) called How Good Is Our School? This can either be used to look at a specific issue or range of issues in a school, or for a whole school audit.  


Often linked to a school review, our strategic planning service is designed to help senior managers and school governors plan a cycle of strategic activities that permit longer-term steering of a school in response to a changing environment. So far as is possible we aim to help future-proof schools by creating a practical and achievable operational development plan.




Our experience of schools as well as the trends and issues in education more generally, is extensive. If you would like to talk to us about any school related matter, however small or insignificant you think it might be, please do contact us. We will be delighted to hear from you and assure you of our absolute discretion and support from the outset.