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School Leadership Made Personal
BTS Spark

School leaders change lives

Hear how school leaders have developed their leadership in this 2-minute video

Personalised support for school leaders

We don’t believe in ‘one-size-fits all’ leadership development. Our programs are centred around you…

What do education leaders say about us?

BTS Spark’s leadership curriculum offers a lifetime of learning for education leaders. 33 leadership mindset shifts to master… amazing!

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

The BTS Coaching Program has truly sparked our team’s thinking. The coaches have provided us with concrete tools we regularly use to enhance the way we communicate with each other, and, as a result, we notice, listen, and provide meaningful feedback that is deepening relationships and practice.

Anita Simpson
Head, American International School Hong Kong

We partnered this year with BTS Spark to offer individual coaching to our school principals and vice principals. It's been extremely well received and just that feedback that we get from our principals and vice principals about having someone external, someone who creates a safe, caring place to work with them, from wherever they are, in terms of what is most important on their mind and how to support them to their work, It's just been fabulous.

Jordan Tinney
fmr. Superintendent, BC, CAN

BTS Spark provides exceptional targeted coaching to our partner schools working with educators to raise their practice by capitalizing on their strengths and addressing areas of challenge. BTS Spark helps our educators be intentional, reflective, and proactive.

Rabbi Scot A. Berman
Director, UnitEd Israel

My coach challenged my thinking in ways I had not even thought of. He empowered me to go ahead and make some tough decisions and arrange meetings to hold those tricky conversations that I was avoiding.

Christalla Jamil
Headteacher, Eastfield Primary School

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

I found our program extremely useful! The tools were concrete and implementable. Our coach facilitator was experienced, composed and very reassuring. The class dynamics made it a near-perfect learning experience.

Chen Zhongyi
Aspiring principal, Singapore

Coaching is critically important to every educator at every level. The opportunity to have a thought partner and counterpart in improving our practices is invaluable. Through coaching we build confidence to execute in the most difficult aspects of our roles. Every educator and every leader benefits from coaching relationships.

Dr. Chaunté Garrett
Superintendent, NC, USA

I am pleased to recommend to you the BTS Spark coaching programme. I found the process to be of the highest professional standard in all aspects.

Malcolm Elliott
President, Australian Primary Principals’ Association

So often as leaders we believe that we are doing the best for everyone by taking on everything, but true leadership involves including others in the process.

Chamarra Nguyen
Assistant Principal, US

My coach was particularly patient with me and I found his support to be of great benefit.

Mercy Munialo
Dignitas Kenya

My coach was excellent to work with! Professional, humorous and very insightful. I looked forward to each session as I knew I would feel accomplished and refreshed afterwards.

Marie Staley
Headteacher, Moulsham Junior School

I'm entering my 31st year in education and my 12th year in senior leadership. A career in education is very rewarding, but at the same time it can be very challenging. Working one on one with an executive coach is something I highly recommend to others in senior leadership.

Tom Damico
Director of Education of the Ottawa Catholic School Board, CAN

My biggest achievement throughout the program was increased confidence. I improved my ability to deal with challenging situations and conversations.

Angie Bush
Head Teacher English, Nyngan High School

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
(Then) Director, London Centre for Leadership in Learning UCL Institute of Education

My coaching intrigued me to reflect on my behaviour, how I lead meetings and how I talk to the team. It was such an enlightenment for improvement.

Cici Wanita
Program director, Indonesia

The coaching sessions were surprisingly accessible. I am not one for navel-gazing and find reflecting on strengths particularly difficult. The models introduced made the process easier and the coaching style ensured the sessions were very productive. Shared experiences of peers reinforced and challenged my views of leadership and the current state of affairs. Being guided through techniques to reflect, evaluate and challenge has broadened my outlook on leadership.

Rob Harker
Headteacher, Carville Primary School

My coach was outstanding. I gained so much and the quality of my leadership has definitely improved.

Meg Dallas
Principal, Sorrento High School

As a new leader taking on a new role nationally, this has been an invaluable opportunity to help me settle into my role with a safe space for reflection and challenge with my executive coach. He and I had a great rapport that moved my leadership knowledge, skills and behaviours along immeasurably. I am very grateful. I would whole-heartedly recommend BTS Spark Coaching to anyone in the education sector - I believe it could have a profound effect on the culture of a school and the way in which staff are empowered to carry out their roles effectively.

Mark Beyer-Woodgate
Director of Teaching School Hub, Harris Academy, Chafford Hundred

My coach was amazing! She was always ready and excited to support, brainstorm, and practice new skills and strategies during each of our sessions. Her ability to have a caring yet constructive coaching was just what I needed as we closed out the school year and started to plan for the fall.

Kristie Stanek-Wolford
Assistant Principal, WA, USA

I’ve gained the space to be able to discuss and process what I’m feeling and struggling with at this time and have someone reflect back what I’ve said and provide guidance and advice where appropriate. I’ve gained new habits to ensure I put myself first and reduce my daily stress.

Jennifer McMillan
Assistant Principal, Harris Academy, Greenwich

My coaching with BTS Spark has allowed me to take a step back, untangle things, see things more clearly and therefore make better, more strategic plans moving forward.

Susan Douglas
CEO, Eden Academy Trust

The group coaching program has been well received by my staff. It has been really helpful in finding a common language to talk about tricky situations.

Victoria Staunton
Principal, Melville High School

It is hard to sum up the value of the course, as it was very significant. I felt better able to utilise my strengths, was more aware of the impact of some of my coaching and leadership styles. I felt more empowered to make conscious decisions on how I worked with other staff, and I conducted meetings more effectively.

Nikki Hodges
Executive Headteacher, Swale Academies Trust

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

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)

I have never experienced a coaching set up before and I was unsure of what to expect. However within minutes of talking to my coach it was clear that the process was going to be of huge benefit to me. My coach would listen to me, pose questions, understand my frustrations and help me to overcome them. The ease at which she put me really did allow me to open up and explore areas of my leadership that I had never unpicked before. To sum it up, my coach just ‘got me’ and ‘got where I could develop’ and, most importantly, gave me tools to be able to do it.

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

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
Headteacher, Whiteheath Infant School

What I love about coaching is that I own the process, so I've always been a big believer in. Owning my professional development and trying to guide it in a way that makes sense in the big picture.

Stefan Stipp
Vice Principal, BC, CAN

The coaching experience is always profound and illuminating for individual participants. Undertaken by a strategic team together, it can also change the collective mindset and build a common language for transforming practices.

David Jackson
Senior Associate, Innovation Unit

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. My own leadership has developed, and I have been equipped to be more confident in my approach, and to be bolder when necessary. The coaching has been a huge enabler in that, backed up by the quality structure of the programme.

Paul Kennedy
(Then) Chief Education Officer, Woodard Academies Trust

BTS Spark’s leadership curriculum offers a lifetime of learning for education leaders. 33 leadership mindset shifts to master… amazing!

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

The BTS Coaching Program has truly sparked our team’s thinking. The coaches have provided us with concrete tools we regularly use to enhance the way we communicate with each other, and, as a result, we notice, listen, and provide meaningful feedback that is deepening relationships and practice.

Anita Simpson
Head, American International School Hong Kong

We partnered this year with BTS Spark to offer individual coaching to our school principals and vice principals. It's been extremely well received and just that feedback that we get from our principals and vice principals about having someone external, someone who creates a safe, caring place to work with them, from wherever they are, in terms of what is most important on their mind and how to support them to their work, It's just been fabulous.

Jordan Tinney
fmr. Superintendent, BC, CAN

BTS Spark provides exceptional targeted coaching to our partner schools working with educators to raise their practice by capitalizing on their strengths and addressing areas of challenge. BTS Spark helps our educators be intentional, reflective, and proactive.

Rabbi Scot A. Berma
Director, UnitEd Israel

My coach challenged my thinking in ways I had not even thought of. He empowered me to go ahead and make some tough decisions and arrange meetings to hold those tricky conversations that I was avoiding.

Christalla Jamil
Headteacher, Eastfield Primary School

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

I found our program extremely useful! The tools were concrete and implementable. Our coach facilitator was experienced, composed and very reassuring. The class dynamics made it a near-perfect learning experience.

Chen Zhongyi
Aspiring principal, Singapore

Coaching is critically important to every educator at every level. The opportunity to have a thought partner and counterpart in improving our practices is invaluable. Through coaching we build confidence to execute in the most difficult aspects of our roles. Every educator and every leader benefits from coaching relationships.

Dr. Chaunté Garrett
Superintendent, NC, USA

I am pleased to recommend to you the BTS Spark coaching programme. I found the process to be of the highest professional standard in all aspects.

Malcolm Elliott
President, Australian Primary Principals’ Association

So often as leaders we believe that we are doing the best for everyone by taking on everything, but true leadership involves including others in the process.

Chamarra Nguyen
Assistant Principal, US

My coach was particularly patient with me and I found his support to be of great benefit.

Mercy Munialo
Dignitas Kenya

My coach was excellent to work with! Professional, humorous and very insightful. I looked forward to each session as I knew I would feel accomplished and refreshed afterwards.

Marie Staley
Headteacher, Moulsham Junior School

I'm entering my 31st year in education and my 12th year in senior leadership. A career in education is very rewarding, but at the same time it can be very challenging. Working one on one with an executive coach is something I highly recommend to others in senior leadership.

Tom Damico
Director of Education of the Ottawa Catholic School Board, CAN

My biggest achievement throughout the program was increased confidence. I improved my ability to deal with challenging situations and conversations.

Angie Bush
Head Teacher English, Nyngan High School

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
(Then) Director, London Centre for Leadership in Learning UCL Institute of Education

My coaching intrigued me to reflect on my behaviour, how I lead meetings and how I talk to the team. It was such an enlightenment for improvement.

Cici Wanita
Program director, Indonesia

The coaching sessions were surprisingly accessible. I am not one for navel-gazing and find reflecting on strengths particularly difficult. The models introduced made the process easier and the coaching style ensured the sessions were very productive. Shared experiences of peers reinforced and challenged my views of leadership and the current state of affairs. Being guided through techniques to reflect, evaluate and challenge has broadened my outlook on leadership.

Rob Harker
Headteacher, Carville Primary School

My coach was outstanding. I gained so much and the quality of my leadership has definitely improved.

Meg Dallas
Principal, Sorrento High School

As a new leader taking on a new role nationally, this has been an invaluable opportunity to help me settle into my role with a safe space for reflection and challenge with my executive coach. He and I had a great rapport that moved my leadership knowledge, skills and behaviours along immeasurably. I am very grateful. I would whole-heartedly recommend BTS Spark Coaching to anyone in the education sector - I believe it could have a profound effect on the culture of a school and the way in which staff are empowered to carry out their roles effectively.

Mark Beyer-Woodgate
Director of Teaching School Hub, Harris Academy, Chafford Hundred

My coach was amazing! She was always ready and excited to support, brainstorm, and practice new skills and strategies during each of our sessions. Her ability to have a caring yet constructive coaching was just what I needed as we closed out the school year and started to plan for the fall.

Kristie Stanek-Wolford
Assistant Principal, WA, USA

I’ve gained the space to be able to discuss and process what I’m feeling and struggling with at this time and have someone reflect back what I’ve said and provide guidance and advice where appropriate. I’ve gained new habits to ensure I put myself first and reduce my daily stress.

Jennifer McMillan
Assistant Principal, Harris Academy, Greenwich

My coaching with BTS Spark has allowed me to take a step back, untangle things, see things more clearly and therefore make better, more strategic plans moving forward.

Susan Douglas
CEO, Eden Academy Trust

The group coaching program has been well received by my staff. It has been really helpful in finding a common language to talk about tricky situations.

Victoria Staunton
Principal, Melville High School

It is hard to sum up the value of the course, as it was very significant. I felt better able to utilise my strengths, was more aware of the impact of some of my coaching and leadership styles. I felt more empowered to make conscious decisions on how I worked with other staff, and I conducted meetings more effectively.

Nikki Hodges
Executive Headteacher, Swale Academies Trust

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

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)

I have never experienced a coaching set up before and I was unsure of what to expect. However within minutes of talking to my coach it was clear that the process was going to be of huge benefit to me. My coach would listen to me, pose questions, understand my frustrations and help me to overcome them. The ease at which she put me really did allow me to open up and explore areas of my leadership that I had never unpicked before. To sum it up, my coach just ‘got me’ and ‘got where I could develop’ and, most importantly, gave me tools to be able to do it.

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

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
Headteacher, Whiteheath Infant School

What I love about coaching is that I own the process, so I've always been a big believer in. Owning my professional development and trying to guide it in a way that makes sense in the big picture.

Stefan Stipp
Vice Principal, BC, CAN

The coaching experience is always profound and illuminating for individual participants. Undertaken by a strategic team together, it can also change the collective mindset and build a common language for transforming practices.

David Jackson
Senior Associate, Innovation Unit

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. My own leadership has developed, and I have been equipped to be more confident in my approach, and to be bolder when necessary. The coaching has been a huge enabler in that, backed up by the quality structure of the programme.

Paul Kennedy
(Then) Chief Education Officer, Woodard Academies Trust

Who are we?

BTS Spark is a not-for-profit education practice within BTS, a multi-award winning global leadership consultancy. Our team share a passion for supporting school leaders and teachers to be the best they can be. BTS coaches are available in 37 countries across Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australasia and Africa. Coaching is available in 34 languages including English, Mandarin, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, French-Canadian, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Flemish, Polish, Catalan, Turkish, Hebrew, Japanese, Thai, Cantonese, Tagalog, Korean, Mongolian and Vietnamese. We partner with schools, universities, education departments, professional associations and leadership institutes to support thousands of education leaders each year.

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How much does a program cost?

We believe that quality professional development shouldn’t break the bank. We run on a not-for-profit basis, so you can be sure that our prices reflect the quality of our programs. Deciding how much you can invest in your people will help to guide you in choosing the right program.

Cost per participant in $USD
Contact our team for pricing in Euros, GBP, Chinese Yuan, Singapore dollars, Australian dollars or Indian rupees.
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Half-day workshop (group of 25)

One-day workshop (group of 25)

1-to-1 coaching module (two coaching sessions with online learning)

4 month team coaching program (group of 6)

5 month 1-to-1 coaching program (30 mins sessions)

5 month 1-to-1 coaching program (60 mins sessions)

Professional development with sustained impact

To date BTS Spark has worked with over 18,000 education leaders supporting more than ½ million teachers and 12 million students.

Unique crisis learning moments from our Asian and Milan teams

99.6%

Say they have changed their leadership as a result of our coaching

Unique crisis learning moments from our Asian and Milan teams

98%

Would recommend our coaching to a colleague

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