WHAT WE DO AND WHO WE ARE
Planning for sustainability; benchmarking; recruitment; QA Review; recuritment and professional development.
Feasibility studies; investor presentations; curriculum design; recrutiment; business planning; project management; school openings
We are a close-knit group of experienced international school leaders, teachers, designers and consultants, supporting clients since 2014.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
To be the consultancy of choice for international school boards, leaders and project sponsors who require expert educational services to establish and develop schools as sustainable centres of learning for young people.
To use our knowledge, skills and experience in the service of our clients, so that the students in their trust can learn in a way that is relevant to their needs, while raising their own aspirations and sense of responsibility to others.
Our work is designed to support effective learning. The learning we value helps young people understand themselves and their world, while empowering them to make a positive contribution to their global and local communities.
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT US
David RiderDirector of Development / Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh
I am very pleased to recommend Andy Homden and Paul Cabrelli (very ably assisted by their administrator, Val Jones) to handle all aspects of international school ovrseas recruitment. Andy and Paul are extremely knowledgeable about the international school teacher market, they are very highly experienced educators themselves and are always prepared to ‘go the extra mile’. Val displays a crucial attention to detail when dealing with applications and MIS [Merchiston International School] teachers speak very highly of the process they went through in coming to work in China.
Igor VasyyukovDirector / TDL Ltd., Russian Federation
I would like to note with pleasure that throughout our work with Consilium Education, Andy Homden and his colleagues have shown themselves to be the highest-level professionals with extensive experience in opening international schools. We were very comfortable and pleased to work with the Consilium Education team and never regretted our choice.
Caroline Wood-RobertsonStrategy Programme Manager / Giggleswick School, UK
We engaged Consillium Education in July 2017 to assist us with our search for an International partner. Consillium helped the school prepare thorough and insightful international documentation for presentation to prospective partners. Understanding how the ultimate school would operate; the recruitment process, the curriculum, the governance structure all helped facilitate a more informed partner search. An understanding of the next step meant that we are always able to make informed decisions about how to proceed.
Helen GrahamHead of English and CPD / Brighton College, Al Ain
Andy was incredibly motivational and knowledgeable, but at the same time very practical. It was valuable and eye-opening to be placed in the position of the learner.
Stacey LambertHead of Year / Deira Intenational School
Andy had some great strategies that I could use immediately in my own classroom and that I can share with our IB Coordinator and SLT. Great demonstration modelling with the students on Day 1.
Alan WilsonTeacher of English / Brighton College, Al Ain
Andy was great - incredibly knowledgeable and provided real - life strategies for us to implement. I can return to school and use the skills covered and (in the future) aim to implement in whole school /year initiatives.
Sarah LambertTeacher of English, Classics and EPQ. Oxbridge English Coordinator. / Dubai College
I have rated this course as “Excellent”. Andy was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very helpful in exploring analytical thinking and writing with us. Great course - informative, thought provoking, useful and very enjoyable.
Helen BastableEPQ Subject Leader and teacher of English / Dubai College
Andy adapted easily to the nature of our group and quickly developed a good rapport with everyone interaction. The course displayed all the hallmarks of an outstanding lesson! Helen Bastable, Dubai College, EPQ Subject Leader and English Teacher
Selina BarrickAssistant Head of Early Years / Dulwich Prep London
Andy had an in depth and clear understanding of digital marketing which he disseminated extremely well. It would be lovely to have a follow up to explore the subject even more! Selina Barrick, Assistant Head of Early Years, Dulwich Prep London.
Christopher TimothyAssistant Principal / King Edward VI College, Nuneaton, UK
I always find discussions with Elly Tobin useful and very energising. As a mentor, she is particularly good at cutting through the noise and sometimes nonsense of a topic and getting to the real heart of the matter with a succinct sentence (which I then often steal and present as my own when back at work!).
Bill WatkinCEO, / Sixth Form Colleges Association
Thank you so much, Elly, for your fantastic contribution to yesterday. Participants said great things and the response has been hugely positive. Your expertise, the content of your session and the style of your delivery were just perfect.