Biography
Eithne Leming has worked as a Teacher, Head Teacher, Education
Consultant, Trainer and Writer. She has worked within mainstream
education, special schools, and professional associations and for
the Department of Education in a career that spans over 30 years.
She is a member of the European register of NROLE (those Nationally
Recognised as Outstanding Leaders in Education). OFSTED describe
her as “A very effective and inspirational Leader who provides clear
vision and direction.”

She has project managed Additional Language Services, established
a Parent Partnership Service in Suffolk that provided school improvement
and parent support services as well as setting up PRU and Behavioural
Support services. She has worked internationally as well as nationally
and regularly speaks at Education Conferences. In addition for the
last 10 years Eithne has written for magazines and publications
such as the Heads Legal Guide, The Secondary Heads Association,
Home-School Practice issues.

During her years as a Head Teacher at First Base (a Pupil Referral Unit
and Behaviour Support Service for 111 schools in Suffolk) she attracted
national recognition for her innovative work with the main client group
of 3 – 8 year olds and also for cross age tutoring of Key Stage 3 and 4
students (13 – 16 year olds) at risk of exclusion and disaffection.
In recent years Eithne has gained experience in the National Strategies
working in interim Regional Adviser roles for Early Years and also for
School Improvement, providing advice and guidance to Local Authorities
in Northamptonshire and more recently in Hounslow.

Eithne's consultancy work in recent years has involved: training for
teachers and headteachers in developing effective school improvement,
schools and working in these areas at a more strategic level with Local
Authorities. Eithne also provides parent and child coaching services and
mentoring and coaching for headteachers and aspiring headteachers.