Blenheim Education is an innovative educational group impelling schools to excellence.

We work in partnership with schools, academies, independent schools, Multi Academy Trusts, government departments and private clients, both in the UK and internationally.

We work closely with Headteachers, Chief Executives and Chairs who are looking to enhance and gain assurance about their provision to pupils and stakeholder engagement.

Welcome to Blenheim

The Blenheim team has been privileged to lead over 80 schools during our professional careers. We are committed to accelerating excellence at every level, regardless of the school’s starting point, in every type of school, from maintained academies to independent institutions.

At Blenheim, we do things differently

We work alongside Heads and senior leaders to identify areas of excellence, bring professionals together in fertile collaborate, to expedite and innovate a school’s trajectory of success. Blenheim Education was founded as a family of schools, led by educators, committed to education. We are beholden to nothing and no-one other than our staff and our students. We only partner with schools that are committed to excellence with leaders who are committed to our values of:

Under-pinning our values are our core beliefs that:-

Children are capable of anything

Schools needs to be flexible to change and adaptation

Leadership is service

Our empathy is for everyone

The world is the true classroom. The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience, seeing something with our own eyes.

Jack Hanna
Zookeeper

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Our Services

  • Quality of education reviews including departmental reviews, SLT/ML coaching, staff/student interviews with recommendations report and action plan

  • Safeguarding/pupil premium reviews

  • Inspection readiness – full services offered across Ofsted and ISI frameworks
  • Professional development including middle leadership, senior leadership & executive leadership training, covering a range of topics including assessment, pedagogy, teaching and learning, high performing leadership and wellbeing

  • Full financial review – expertise in curriculum led financial planning for both primaries and secondaries. Significant cost efficiencies found and actioned

  • Headteacher/Principal coaching including how to prepare for system leadership and personality profiling for better team success
  • Senior leader coaching
  • Positioning and message development
  • Website design and creation including full copy-writing service, if required
  • Branding and design

  • Marketing and communications

  • Speech and copy-writing
  • Crisis communications
  • Complex stakeholder engagement

We are exceptionally proud of the work that we do, the clients that we work with and the difference we collectively make to the lives of pupils.

At Blenheim Education, we believe in enabling children to be safe, well-educated and to thrive. The Blenheim team members use their combined experience and skills to provide a service that is tailored to your needs, working with you and alongside you.

Working with Blenheim gives you the experience of having another member of staff working on your team, but without the associated fixed costs.

Meet The Team

Benedick Ashmore-Short
Benedick Ashmore-Short
Benedick has been referred to as one of the ‘top three school improvers in the country’ by Sir David Carter. He has had a career in education spanning two decades and has an unrivalled track record of school transformation in numerous roles including Primary and Secondary Headship, Executive Director of Education and CEO.

In 2014 he was named Pearson ‘Headteacher of the Year’ winning a coveted Plato due to a significant school transformation that moved a school from Special Measures to Good and transformed the community. He has led 18 schools through inspections all with positive outcomes – the majority moving forward in two judgments.

Benedick has been described by Ofsted as ‘inspirational and forward-thinking’ – he is a highly motivational leader who believes in empowering teaching staff and pupils to achieve beyond their dreams. His passion has always been teaching and he has continued to teach throughout his career regardless of position and has the rare experience of teaching all year groups from Reception to Year 13.

Benedick’s areas of specialism are around due diligence, financial turnaround and curriculum-led financial management leading to savings, management of risk and inspection readiness. He has led numerous training and development programmes and has recently specialised in developing Executive Leaders working with Ambition School Leadership.

Vicky Burley
Vicky Burley
Vicky has extensive expertise in delivering successful marketing game plans, branding, creative copy creation and both internal and external communications strategies in the Education sector. She works with schools, academies and MATs on branding, marketing, admissions and design to ensure the culture and identity of each setting is clearly communicated and understood.

Vicky offers positioning and message development, brand and interior design, and communications strategy expertise. Vicky has designed many iconic brands for groups of schools across the UK and is proud of her impact in ensuring all parents, pupils and colleagues understand the moral imperative of the education profession.

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