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David McDermott

David has worked in education for over twenty years in the north west of England. He has gained a wide range of experience as a teacher and subject leader in secondary schools and more recently as a School Improvement Officer in Merseyside. He is an accredited NCSL School Improvement Partner.

David's business has a proven track record of delivering high quality support and challenge. The impact of his work can be clearly evidenced in the following areas of expertise:

  • Developing the capacity of leaders and learners in schools;
  • Developing effective self-evaluation processes;
  • Supporting the role of the subject leader;
  • Monitoring and quality assurance of teaching and learning;
  • Sharpening the focus on learner progress and outcomes;
  • Developing and enhancing learning communities within schools;
  • Refining skills of coaching, mentoring and collaborative review between teachers.


The whole process of working with LEAP from opening emails to the final report was succinct and focused - just what busy school leaders want! David Jones - Deputy Headteacher, Meols Cop High School