Tom Turnham
SLE: Assistant Headteacher, The Belham Primary School

My experience


With an academic background in Psychology and Marketing Communications, I have always enjoyed getting involved in launching new systems and initiatives. I understand the need for gaining staff buy-in and creating an urgency to securely embed changes.

In my time in senior leadership I have lead core subjects, supervised the transition to the new primary curriculum, developed new assessment systems, designed whole school curriculums, and trained and established a system of subject leaders.

Having also consulted for an educational publisher, I have a good grasp of how to create a prescriptive and rigorous curriculum that still provides teachers with autonomy and the flexibility to adapt lessons for their setting.

Come and see me


  • Our broad and diverse curriculum
  • Our empowered staff
  • Our use of the wider community to support learning

I can offer professional development on:


  • Curriculum design
  • Developing middle leaders
  • Change management
  • Setting up systems
  • Increasing engagement with external partners