Jackie Beere

Leadership Coach

Jackie’s unexpected journey from teaching assistant to becoming Headteacher of a large secondary school has taught her what is possible for all of us.

Throughout her career in primary and secondary schools, she has had a passion for empowering children and colleagues to find their innate resilience through managing their thinking. For this work both nationally and internationally, she was awarded an OBE in 2002.

Following headship, she started her own training and coaching company working with a wide range of school and business leaders and their teams.

Jackie believes coaching is the most powerful way to help leaders thrive at work and at home. Her own experience has shown her that challenging our thinking habits can make us successful, healthy and happy in mind and body.

Jackie’s inspiring self-development book ‘GROW – Change your mindset change your life’ has recently been republished in the USA and she has written many other books for teachers and school leaders including ‘The Perfect Teacher Coach’ with Terri Broughton and ‘The Complete Learner’s Toolkit’.

Jackie loves hiking (slowly) in the mountains, singing in a choir, cycling on her electric bike and dreaming of finishing her novel.

Recent Industry Experience

Jackie Beere Associates Ltd.


As founding director of Jackie Beere Associates, I design and deliver INSET courses to whole schools, collaboratives and conferences. As a qualified School Improvement Partner for 5 years, I worked alongside Headteachers supporting Staff Performance Management, School Self Evaluation and Development Plans.

My current specialisms include sharing expertise on growth mindset, innovative curriculum and emotionally intelligent leadership of staff and students.

Independent Thinking Limited – Associate


Delivering training and keynote speeches in schools and at conferences. Working as a school improvement consultant and as an author with ‘Independent Thinking Press’.

Campion School – Headteacher


Following accreditation as an Advanced Skills Teacher, I led Teaching and Learning as Deputy Head before becoming Headteacher and introducing a new KS3 ‘learning to learn’ curriculum. As Headteacher, I secured a ‘Very good’ Ofsted judgement in 2004 with the comment: ‘The dynamic focus by the headteacher and other key leaders on improving learning is proving very effective in raising standards and has achieved local and national recognition’.


University of Leicester

MBA Educational Management, 1997

National College of School Leadership, UK

National Professional Qualification for Headteachers, 1999

University of Exeter

BEd English and Drama, 1977


NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner, 2010
Qualified Clarity Coach, 2018

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