New Store

Our online store

Our online store

We have just opened our Maxson Consulting online store, hosted by Amazon. It will grow, with time, but already contains a selection of educational resources, both for classroom use, and for the use of teachers.

It includes hardware which can revolutionise delivery, if used effectively, such as iPad and iPod devices – we can offer advice on their effective and transformational use.  There are also various books for the use of teachers: practical guides, as well as research-based tomes.

Have a look, and don’t forget to check back on a regular basis, as we update our selection.

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Similar schools

These are interesting times in education in England.  There is a determined drive to increase standards led by the Government and whilst the methodologies and some of the underlying ideologies may well be anathema to some, this must, surely, be welcomed by all?

An example of the similar schools comparison.

An example of the similar schools comparison.

One recent development is the addition of “similar schools” to the Department for Education’s Performance Tables.  As well as viewing information about every school’s performance, including the relatively recent addition of Low, Middle and High attainers for each school, it is now possible to compare each school with a tranche of “similar” schools, enabling us all to compare how different schools cope with broadly similar intakes of students.  Interestingly, the list of similar schools is calculated in a different way from the list produced by OFSTED!

This list, and the data contained within, will be useful to all, even if this might seem threatening if your school is in the bottom half of the relevant table of schools.  Maxson Consulting can support you in using this data in order to improve your school – let’s grasp this as an opportunity to improve, rather than as another stick with which to beat us all!

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Welcome to Maxson Consulting.  We provide educational consultancy to schools and to individuals, and can provide training, coaching, mentoring to make a positive difference in your school.

Have a look at About Us to find out more about our background, and some of our areas of specialism.  Don’t worry if your area of need isn’t listed; through our network of consultants, we will be able to provide someone with the specialist knowledge that you need.

Check back, regularly, to read our thoughts on the world of education, management, leadership, and the world in general.

Some services are provided by our partner company, Consequi Limited.  Consequi Limited is a private company limited by shares, company number 9709410.  The registered office is at 2 Augustus Walk, Caistor, Lincolnshire, LN7 6GH.

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