Professor Dame Pat Collarbone

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Speaker Topics

  • User Voice
  • Systems Leadership
  • Secondary
  • School Improvement
  • Remodelling
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Governers' Responsibilities
  • Extended Services
  • Change
  • 21st Century Learning


Pat Collarbone has unique experience of leading and managing sector wide change in education. Her insights into the challenges of bringing about cultural change and introducing new ways of working mean that she is frequently asked to deliver workshops and presentations at national and international conferences. Her current interests include making the tools and techniques of change available and affordable to the widest possible audience using a variety of media.

Current Positions Held

• Director Creating Tomorrow ltd
• Advisor to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
• Visiting Fellow Institute of Education, University of London
• Fellow of Royal Society of Arts

Personal Achievements and Awards

• Published “Creating Tomorrow” January 2009
• Published with John West-Burnham “Understanding Systems Leadership” in 2008
• Appointed Visiting Professor at Canterbury Christchurch University
• Received a DBE in 1997 for Services to Education
• Published “Leading Edge” the journal of the London Leadership Centre

Relevant Career and Professional Background

• Advisor to NCSL on the development of the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
• Chairman of the DfES (now DCSF) Care Matters ‘Best practice in schools’ working party
• Director and Principal Advisor Training and Development Agency for Schools
• Director of Leadership Development Programmes at the National College of School Leadership
• Executive Director of the National Remodelling Team
• Founding Director of the London Leadership Centre
• Advisor to the Thai Ministry
• Manager of the NPQH Regional Assessment Centre for London
• Manager of the NPQH Regional Training and Development Centre
• Head teacher, Haggerston School, London

For availability or to book this speaker please email or call 07595 820211 / 07919 216280