Adrian Blake

Adrian has worked in secondary and further education for over 20 years, having led the Advanced Skills Teacher Network as an AST for Inclusive Learning for the London borough of Sutton, where he was a regular contributor to the Roehampton PGCE Programme, and ran the largest ever project for London Gifted and Talented. Adrian has also spent 15 years serving on three different school leadership teams in state and independent education, and he has been a member of the ISA, and Headteacher of the Arts Educational Schools London since 2012, winning the ISA Excellence Award in 2015, and achieving ‘Excellent’ in all areas in the 2019 ISI Inspection. In that time Adrian has also shared his experience and expertise on a wide range of educational issues as a Consultant for the ISA, the SSAT, Kestrel Education, The Oasis Trust, United Learning, and ARK Schools, as well as being an Associate for PiXL and PiXL 6. Adrian has also designed and implemented national teacher training and professional development initiatives as Director of Educational Programmes for ArtsEd, and is also involved with a number of international projects as the Education Advisor for ArtsEd International. Adrian serves on the ISA National Executive Council, is a Mentor Headteacher for the ISA and the NAHT, is an Ambassador for Leadership Matters, a Director of the StARTed Foundation, an inspector for ISI, and sits on the boards of a number of performing arts organisations.


Coaching for success, effective school leadership, change management, teaching and learning, staff recruitment and retention, training for difficult conversations, curricular and extra-curricular arts education, Inclusive Learning (including effective education for the most able and SEND).

Location: London – always happy to travel.