Julie Rees

Leadership Coach

Julie is driven by her values and believes that every person has leadership potential to unlock. She is an excellent listener who is able to identify the strengths within a person and develops a platform of trust to help people grow. Julie not only has experience of leading in small schools of 100 to schools of 500+, she has also worked supporting schools both nationally and internationally as an associate of Independent Thinking Limited.

As a qualified coach, Julie can support others in recognising their core strengths, enabling people to be the best version of themselves. Julie enjoys working with teams to generate high levels of engagement and performance.

Julie is passionate about her family and making good memories; she has always promoted a good work-life balance for herself and her colleagues.

She believes that if you love what you do, you’ll never have to work again.

Recent Industry Experience

Ledbury Primary School – Headteacher


As headteacher of a large primary school, I lead a team of 70 staff using a Values-based ethos to engage a high performing team who put students at the heart of every choice they make. The school has been consistently rated as Ofsted ‘Good’, under different frameworks, during my headship.

Clehonger Primary School – Headteacher


Taking on this rural school was my first challenge as a headteacher. Although it was a small school of 120 pupils, it provided me with enormous opportunities to develop a Values-based ethos for the school and its local diverse community. As part of an ‘Excellence in Cities’ project, the school made great strides forward in engaging students in the enjoyment of learning.

Broadlands Primary School – Deputy Headteacher


Starting my leadership journey in a city primary school gave me an insight into the comprehensive nature of a large school. I led the maths and P.E curriculum areas, as well as teaching full-time as a deputy headteacher.


University of Worcester

Diploma in Mathematical Education: Distinction Bachelor of Education: Human Movement 2:1, 1985–1989

National College of School Leadership, UK

National Professional Qualification for Headteachers, 2001–2002


Qualified Coactive-Training Institute (CTI) Core Curriculum Coach and Qualified Resilience Coach.

Being a CTI and Resilience Coach has afforded me the opportunity of working specifically within the education sector, and in other industries, to maximise people’s strengths and help them to achieve their goals.

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