Highgate Teaching Consultancy is enriching teaching and learning with innovative training courses to inspire new thinking.

As one of the UK’s leading independent schools, Highgate has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to pass on.

Highgate established Highgate Teaching Consultancy to share the collective expertise of its staff with others through bespoke training courses and coaching.

London Academy of Excellence Tottenham (LAET) will also participate and provide the venue for some of our courses.

The director of the teaching consultancy, David Fotheringham, has held senior leadership roles at Highgate for many years, and has been instrumental in the development of London Academy of Excellence Tottenham.


We believe we are in a strong position to deliver these courses. The recent history of our School has seen much change: we completed our transition from a boys’ school to a co-educational one in 2013; we became an 11+ school by moving Years 7 and 8 to our Senior School in 2008; and we are the major educational sponsor of LAET.

Thanks to these structural changes, we have had to redevelop our educational philosophy and there has been a great deal of innovative thinking about virtually every aspect of our teaching and learning. The frequent teaching and learning seminars held in our School are indicative of the prominence of the discussion of pedagogical issues among our staff, from senior leaders to teachers new to the profession. We would like to share some of that thinking and accumulated expertise, and we are fortunate to have the capacity to do so.

What are we offering?


While we offer training in areas where we are particularly keen and ready to share expertise, we will also respond to particular requests from schools for training at any level, on issues across the age range from EYFS and Pre-Prep, to how to run extension classes in the sixth form for university entrance. Both academic and pastoral topics will be covered. We will also provide training in areas that support teaching, such as in the work of examination officers, development directors and partnership links.

Course 1: Successful pastoral care: ‘more than just taking the register’

Course 2: Teaching the subject, not just the specs

Course 3: Developing academic middle managers

Course 4: Promoting scholarship: an academic approach that works for every pupil

Course 5: Careers and employability

Course 6: Enriching the Sixth Form

Course 8: The mystery of reading – what every teacher needs to know (for teachers of EYFS and KS1)

Course 9: Establishing an effective programme of school partnerships


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Why are our courses distinctive?


Our courses will be far more than a single day of training. We are calling our method Attendance +.

A key feature of our teaching consultancy is to enable participants to be fully prepared for the course, so they can derive maximum benefit. So, after your registration is received, you will receive a pre-conference package which may involve some reading or some questions to ponder. Such questions will often ask you to think about current practice in your own school, and how you hope the course will enable you to make innovations or enrich good practice in your school.

Moreover, we appreciate that participants often have further thoughts on their return to their schools, especially when they begin to think further about how to take things forward in the light of what they have heard and discussed. So our course director(s) will gladly engage in email communication to answer specific questions for a period of three months, following your course.



  • How do I book a place on a course?

    Most sessions have a limit on the number of places available. Places are allocated on a first come basis. Please register online.

    Confirmation of booking will normally be sent within 48 hours, together with an invoice. To secure a place on the course, please ensure payment is processed within 14 days.

  • How much are the courses?

    The cost is £250 per delegate for each course.

  • What is the format of the courses?

    There is no separate question and answer session. We hope to answer questions as we go along and at the end of each session. The name of the course leader is given, but other Highgate colleagues will be involved.

  • What happens after I apply?

    We will send you reading materials and/or questions to answer or think about before the course. It is likely that we will ask you for specific details of any aspect of the course’s subject matter that you want us to be sure of covering on the day, so we can fully address issues you would like to explore further.

  • What happens after the course?

    Our Attendance + philosophy means you will be able to seek further advice from us for up to three months after the course date.

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  • Who do I contact?

    For further information about Highgate Teaching Consultancy, please contact:
    Highgate Teaching Consultancy
    Highgate School
    North Road
    London N6 4AY
    Telephone: 020 8347 4403