Paul Daly

B.A. (Hons) M.Sc Cert.NLP

Certified life coach, Paul Daly, has a long career in education as a teacher, an advisor and as a senior manager in secondary comprehensive schools. Having completed a Masters degree in Education Management in 1998 he took an active interest in organisational behaviour in schools, individual responses to change and the behaviour and communication skills of individual classroom teachers and their students.

Paul formed PaulDaly-Headcoaching Ltd in 2005 and it has grown to become an innovative and creative service specialising in performance coaching, learning design and consultancy, as well as the delivery of leadership, performance management and diversity & equality training. His background in personal development in schools and colleges has led to specialist expertise in behavioural, emotional and motivational change.

Originally working in the education sector, Paul’s company works across the public sector in the NHS Trusts and local government as well as in the private and not for profit social enterprise sector.

Paul uses a combination of old and new approaches, to bring a fresh and flexible approach to developing the capability of people in organisations reflecting the complexity of the modern workplace. He recognises that the most important learning takes place in the real world – and works with people to turn learning & development into a habit that continuously improves performance, (rather than being an occasional break from the ‘day job’), reflecting on action, reflecting in action.

Popular and successful development activities include Performance Coaching, Action Learning sets, Senior and Middle Leadership Development Programmes, Appreciative Inquiry, Positive Engagement Programmes, 360 diagnostics and team Vision and Values Workshops.

His team deliver highly effective and change making workshops across leadership, management, culture change, strategy and inclusion using face to face, and remote communications. The focus is on designing bespoke solutions tailored to individual needs, rather than providing “off the shelf” products. He’s interested in getting his clients the results they need rather than expecting them to fit in with other people’s preconceived ideas.

The training events are frequently said by participants to be stimulating and highly enjoyable.

Mary Daly – SEN Consultant

Mary Daly has been involved in education for almost forty years. Following a teaching career of over 25 years Mary has held senior Local Authority posts across a wide age-range within the areas of English as an Additional Language, Diversity and Inclusion and Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Mary was a Senior SEN Advisor with the government’s National Strategies Programme, offering support and advice to a wide range of Local Authorities on SEN matters. She had the national lead role for the Inclusion Development Programme (IDP) which is an on-line teacher training programme on teaching and supporting pupils with dyslexia, autism, social emotional and mental health needs and communication needs. She has also produced on-line training materials for the National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN), Ambitious About Autism and the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust.

Mary was recently commissioned by Dyslexia Action to produce Department for Education (DfE) funded guidance to schools and LAs to support them to implement the SEN reforms with a specific reference for those children and young people with literacy difficulties and dyslexia-SpLDs (Specific Learning Difficulties).

Mary is a qualified teacher with a Masters level degree in Educational Management and a professional qualification for school inspections. She is qualified to teach English to students with other languages. She also has a practitioner certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Mary also works with directly with schools and academies to develop their SEN practices and support their responses to the new code of practice.
She continues to maintain a direct link with young people with special educational needs, their families and schools having worked part-time as a SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinating Officer) in a large Manchester secondary school throughout the autumn and spring terms of 2015/16.