Anne Potter

Fees Per Hour
£120.00 to £519.00
Session Type
Online, Face-to-Face
Accredited Coaching Master

Working with primary school leaders to achieve sustainable improvements.

Who Do I Help?

I work with primary school headteachers and senior leadership teams, curriculum leaders and governors to develop their monitoring skills and help them to prepare for Ofsted inspections. I also offer 2 models of headteacher annual appraisal and general school improvement consultancy.

About Me

After 17 years of headship and school improvement advisory work within two local authorities, I am continuing to work with individual schools to develop staff and, through them, to improve schools so that our children get the best possible education in their primary years. I offer general school improvement work with a specialism in monitoring: supporting teachers to confidently be the curriculum leaders that they are currently expected to be, and supporting governors to monitor, support and challenge which, without a background in education they find very difficult. I bring the experience of a wide variety of schools, both LA and academy to my role and whilst I can work in the traditional advisory role I find that a coaching model creates sustainable improvement and greater professional development.

Training, Qualifications & Experience

B.Ed (hon)
MA ( management and organisation of educational institutions)
Lead reviewer for NAHT peer review programme
Coaching and mentoring (NCSL, NPQSL)
Ofsted inspector (6 years- current)


Day rate from £500. Part days available pro-rata, twilight sessions from £200.
Headteacher’s annual appraisal, linked to the Standards for headteachers, is £500 for review, meeting with governors and report or £1000 with mid-year review and support during the year for governors.
Coaching sessions for leadership development available for 1 hour or more, online, at £100hr,

How I Work

I am available for face to face work in primary schools across the West Midlands, or online consultations/ coaching for leaders further afield. Regardless of the session type a written report is provided outlining the discussion, decisions and, where relevant, an action plan.


A Curriculum leadership development morning was described as “ enlightening, really helpful” by a teacher who went on to describe herself as “much more confident” to approach the Ofsted curriculum discussion in their overdue inspection.
“I can rely on Anne to tell it like it is and help me move forward “- a primary school head in an RI school that has regained its previous ‘good’ grading.