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BTS Spark UK
Developing Education Leaders

Communication, collaboration, resilience, creativity, emotional intelligence... these are all skills that we want our students to develop. But how well do our school leaders role model these?

BTS Spark offers targeted leadership development and coaching for education leaders. We support head teachers, MAT leaders, teachers and support staff in the UK, Australia, US and other countries to develop their leadership practice through workshops, one-to-one coaching, group coaching, webinars and online learning.

Targeted development

Targeted development

We believe leaders should access professional learning when and where they need it – so we offer flexible programmes that can start at any time, and are tailored to the individual and the context. We can work with 1 or 100 people!

Shifting mindsets

Shifting mindsets

Our leading edge curriculum spans 34 leadership mindset shifts. We have developed a set of practical tools that help leaders to master each one of these shifts. Our content is well-researched and our approach has won multiple global learning awards.

Delivered by experts

Delivered by experts

Our team of coaches and facilitators are handpicked. They all hold high level coaching qualifications, have an average of 10+ years of professional coaching experience and bring a deep understanding of the education context.


We have been working with education leaders since 2006, originally within Coach in a Box. We merged with global leadership consultancy BTS in 2017 and established BTS Spark - a non-profit making practice dedicated to developing education leaders.  We have delivered successful programmes across the UK partnering with professional associations, multi-academy trusts and third sector organisations.  Our clients include the UCL Institute of Education, individual schools, multi-academy trusts, teaching school alliances and universities.

BTS Spark helps thousands of education leaders worldwide each year to find their ‘leadership spark’.
How can we help you?


Not sure how much you can afford?

Getting a sense of how much you can invest in your people will help to guide you in choosing the right programme. We run on a not-for-profit basis, so you can be sure that our prices reflect the quality of our programmes. This scale should give you an idea of what your money can buy.

Cost per participant
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Half day workshop

Learning Day

Learning Day + follow up webinar

Leadership diagnostic & debrief

Two Learning Days

1-to-1 coaching module (one 60 mins + one 30 mins sessions) 

6 month group coaching prgramme (90 mins sessions)

4 month 1-to-1 coaching programme (30 mins sessions)

Blended programme with three Learning Days & three 1-to-1 coaching sessions

4 month 1-to-1 coaching programme (60 mins sessions)

9 month 1-to-1 coaching programme (30 mins sessions)

9 month 1-to-1 coaching programme (60 mins sessions)

BTS Spark has a strong track record of providing high quality coaching to leaders. I have been impressed by the depth and quality of their approach.

Professor Toby Greany
Director, London Centre for Leadership in Learning UCL Institute of Education

My coach helps me to analyse situations, breakdown problems and find pragmatic solutions.  After each session I feel inspired and ready for action.

Chris Weaving
Head teacher, Whiteheath Infant School

The most effective professional development I have ever taken part in. BTS Spark provides a practical and flexible opportunity for leaders at all levels to reflect on and improve their leadership style and strategies.

Ian Nurser
Executive Headteacher and Director North Shropshire Teaching School Alliance

The coaching has given me a truly fresh perspective and allowed me to tackle challenges with a new mindset and range of techniques.  My coach is astute, challenging, supportive and sensitive… everything you would want in a coach.

Ian Williamson
Director (ICT), UNICEF

I have changed significantly as a leader and have gained an incredible amount from the programme. I will be always be grateful to Anne and the work she has done with me. I cannot thank her and coach in a box enough.

Matt Sealby
Director of Learning for Key Stage 5, Littlehampton Academy

I have gained an enormous amount of deeper understanding of my own capacity as a leader - both tapped and untapped – and have found that the coaching gave me the confidence and courage to challenge and change the way we do things.

Head Teacher, UK

BTS Spark’s leadership curriculum offers a lifetime of learning for education leaders. 34 leadership mindset shifts to master… amazing!

Tony Mackay
CEO, Centre for Strategic Education, Founding Chair, AITSL

I have been able to reflect on my style, approach and core values and have been challenged to make the necessary steps in my professional life to enable positive change.

Paul Kennedy
Chief Education Officer, Woodard Academies Trust

Your facilitator was able to create an atmosphere of trust within the group which has proved difficult to create in the past.

Martin Toaetolu
Relieving Principal, James Meehan High School

The BTS Spark team are value-driven…. they’re about integrity and service. What they promise they deliver on and more. They are always focused on the needs of their clients.

David Tyson
Professional Learning Manager, Australian Education Union (VIC)

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