Bromley Education

Bromley Education is an education consultancy company supporting schools and colleges worldwide. We are influenced by evidence, informed by experience – so be inspired by our expertise.

Bromley Education was formed in 2012 and became a part of the Autus Group Ltd in 2018.

In our first ten years of trading, we have continued to expand the services we offer.  We now provide a range of school improvement services,  a college ‘critical friend’ service, training and development, including open courses,  bespoke in-house inset, and conferences, coaching and mentoring, and copy-writing and editing services.  We offer education advice to schools, colleges, local authorities, multi-academy trusts and charities.

Our website also provides free blogs, videos, and collected journalism, as well as a bookstore for Matt’s published works.

If you’d like to speak to us about any of the services we offer, please visit our contact page.

Matt Bromley

Matt Bromley is an education journalist, author, and advisor with twenty five years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as a secondary school headteacher and academy principal, further education college vice principal, and multi-academy trust director. Matt is a public speaker, trainer, initial teacher training lecturer, and school improvement advisor. He remains a practising teacher, currently working in secondary, FE and HE settings. Matt writes for various magazines, is the author of numerous best-selling books on education, and co-hosts an award-winning podcast. 

Matt Bromley is an education journalist, author, and advisor with twenty five years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as a secondary school headteacher and academy principal, further education college vice principal, and multi-academy trust director. 

Currently, Matt is a public speaker, trainer, school improvement advisor, and school governor. He remains a practising teacher, working in secondary, FE and HE settings, and is the lead lecturer on a national initial teacher training programme.

Matt writes for various newspapers and magazines including SecEd, Headteacher Update, SEN Leader, TES, School Business Manager Magazine, Children & Young People Now, Attendance Matters Magazine, and School Inspection+Improvement Magazine. He sits on SecEd’s editorial board and co-hosts their award-winning podcast, as well as writes most of their monthly pull-out best practice supplements.

He is the author of numerous best-selling books for teachers including ‘How to Become a School Leader’, ‘The Art of Public Speaking’, ‘Making Key Stage 3 Count’, ‘The New Teacher Survival Kit’, as well as a How To trilogy – ‘How to Teach’, ‘How to Learn’ and ‘How to Lead’ – and 3-volumer series on ‘School & College Curriculum Design’.  His latest book – co-authored with Andy Griffith – is ‘The Working Classroom’.

Matt’s education blog, once voted one of the UK’s most influential, receives over 50,000 unique visitors a year. In addition to blog posts, Matt provides free downloadable resources including instructional videos, podcasts, posters, and ebooks.

He regularly speaks at national and international conferences and events, and provides education advice to charities, government agencies, training providers, colleges, and multi-academy trusts. He works as a consultant and trainer with several companies including the National College, Education Conferences UK, Creative Education, Osiris Educational, the Regional Training Agency, Keynote Educational, the Education and Training Foundation, Inside Government, Westminster Insight, NSMTC, the Association of Colleges, and the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges. 

He also provides a wide selection of direct-to-market consultancy and training services through his own company, Bromley Education, which he founded in 2012 and which became a part of Autus Group Ltd in 2016. He has been involved in several government-funded projects and ghost-writes sponsored education content for a number of large organisations. 

Between 2013 and 2016 Matt was the Group Director for a large further education college and multi-academy trust (a combined role encompassing: college Vice Principal, MAT Director, and academy Principal) and was responsible for improving the quality of teaching of c30,000 students. During his tenure the Ofsted judgment for further education provision improved from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ with outstanding features, teacher training provision was graded ‘outstanding’, higher education provision was ‘commended’ by the QAA, and exam results placed the college within the top 20th percentile in the country. Matt was also a sponsor and governor of the trust’s secondary academy which, during this tenure, achieved the best GCSE results in its history.

Between 2012 and 2013 Matt worked as a Consultant Headteacher. Prior to this, he was the acting Headteacher of the highest performing comprehensive school in its authority and one of the top five most improved schools in England (whose Ofsted judgment improved from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘good’ under his leadership).

Matt has also been the Deputy Headteacher of a small rural school (with responsibility for the curriculum and timetable, self-evaluation and school improvement, and health and safety and the site), and the Assistant Headteacher of a large inner-city school (with responsibility for, amongst other areas, teaching and learning – improving the Ofsted judgment from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘good’ – and the achievement of pupils).

He is an experienced teacher of English Language and Literature at key stages 3, 4 and 5 and has a strong record of exam success at GCSE and A Level both as a classroom teacher and as a middle and senior leader. He continues to teach English to secondary school students and is lead lecturer on a national initial teacher training programme which leads to a Level Diploma in Education and Training. 

Matt has worked at senior levels in the public and private sectors and, prior to teaching, was a senior manager in the telecoms industry. He began his working life in newspaper journalism.  He has an Honours degree in English Language and Literature, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education and the National Professional Qualification for Headship, as well as several professional qualifications.

We’re trusted by some of the biggest names in education…

Here’s what some of our clients say about us…

Matt provides the college with a critical friend service that has allowed us to reflect objectively on our strengths and weaknesses and assess the best direction of travel. Supported by Matt, we have reviewed all our teaching, learning and assessment practices from a fresh perspective and are confident we are keeping abreast of the latest pedagogical thinking, which has been particularly important with the launch of a new inspection framework. Matt has supported the college in reshaping quality assurance and improvement practices and is involved with the development of our future curriculum. He asks those pertinent, challenging questions which help leaders to articulate plans

– Principal and Deputy CEO, FE College

Matt has helped shape the organisation. He is a critical friend who guides the college’s vision through his ability to nurture and tease out current educational issues without ever imposing his own opinions. Matt offers vanguard training and consultancy within an ever-changing educational landscape. Matt is very focused on the now but always has his pulse on the future, quick to share his vast experience to unravel the complexity of the FE sector.

– Head of Quality, FE College

An outstanding display of leadership… [Matt] has considerably enhanced our curriculum [and] dramatically improved our English performance.  [He’s made] improvements to teaching and learning across the school [and] our value added performance has increased, indicating the improvements he made to data analysis and intervention had a real impact on pupils’ performance across the ability range.

– Chair of Governors

[His] effectiveness can be seen in the record results achieved at GCSE.  It is a testament to his attention to detail that only one or two students performed differently to that which we predicted.  He possesses the key skill of being able to look years into the future and ensure that decisions made now will not have to be reversed in a couple of years.


I’ve learnt more about pedagogy in the last hour than I did in four years studying my BA Ed

The best training I’ve had in 18 years

Superb knowledge

Absolutely fantastic – energetic and funny

Very engaging & interactive, tailored to our needs

Dynamic, engaging presenter

Very high quality

Excellent – best trainer I have heard in 11 years

Very inspiring. Really makes sense

– Training delegates

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