Matt Bromley is a member of the executive board of the Derby College Group and Education Trust where he is the Teaching and Learning Improvement Director.
Until 2012, he was acting Headteacher of the highest performing comprehensive school in its authority and one of the top five most improved schools in England, a school judged ‘good with outstanding features’ under Ofsted’s new framework less than three years after being in ‘special measures’. During his tenure, the number of students achieving 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including in English and Maths went from 50% to 85%.
As well as his role at Derby, Matt works with Solutions for School as an education consultant. He works as a consultant headteacher and lecturer with a number of companies including Creative Education, CPD for Teachers, and The School INSET Company. He is a GCSE and A Level examiner, and writes on education for various outlets including The Guardian, Headteacher Update, and SecEd magazine.
He has fifteen years’ senior leadership experience in the public and private sectors including over eight years on the leadership team of two schools: one a large inner-city school, the other a small rural school. Prior to teaching, he was a senior manager in the telecoms industry; he has also worked in journalism.
He has an Honours degree in English Language and Literature, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education and the National Professional Qualification for Headship. He holds professional qualifications in child protection and safer recruitment.
He is the author of several books for teachers including the Amazon best-sellers ‘Leadership for Learning’, ‘Ofsted Thriving Not Surviving’, and ‘The IQ Myth’, as well as a series of short books for new teachers which includes ‘A Teacher’s Guide to Behaviour Management’, ‘A Teacher’s Guide to Outstanding Lessons’, and ‘A Teacher’s Guide to Assessment’. He edited the Amazon best-seller ‘SPaG Book: A Teacher’s Guide to Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar’. His latest book is ‘How to Become a School Leader’ which, like all his books, is available in paperback and in various ebook formats from www.booksforschool.eu.
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