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Dan Edwards


Dan EdwardsFormer Headteacher and Leadership Speaker Repositioning Doughnuts

Dan Edwards has worked in education for many years, and has held leadership roles in both the secondary and primary sector, most recently,  holding the role of Principal for five years at a large inner city primary school; until moving into Executive school leadership. Throughout his journey of leading change, he has used the ethos and values of care and wellbeing for all to achieve and sustain a positive educational culture within his work.

In addition to his work as an independent consultant, he is a regular columnist for a number of publications sharing his views and guidance on leadership, organisational culture and creativity within education. He is currently writing his first book to be published internationally in November.

Further to this written work, Dan Edwards regularly speak both nationally and internationally about leadership and organisational culture to a wide range of audiences. Dan has also devised and written educational performance work for screen and theatres.


Dan Edwards has developed a range of keynote lectures, presentations and workshops available for audiences across education and leadership.


Since March 2020, education has faced the biggest changes in a generation, but where do we go next? Is the current education system still fit for purpose or is there a sense of revolution in the air? This speech is aimed at educators at any stage of their profession

Key points of focus:

Considerations about pedagogy`
Developing new ideas and sharing practice
ITT and ECT training and support
Strategic planning and cultural change


How do we inspire our staff? How do we engage in order to create a real sense of teamwork within our organisations? The answer : we learn to lead with humanity and offer lighthearted leadership

Key points of focus:

Self reflective leadership
Developing effective relationships
Creating an organisational culture of support
Leading with love


The only constant is change but sometimes change can be difficult. The 4 Cs of cultural improvement allows all organisations the opportunity to reflect, shape their priorities and move forward together.

Key points of focus:

Organisational reflection
Models of implementation
Task prioritisation
Pathways for change management


Wellbeing is crumbling, Morale is low. A gathering storm is on the horizon and education is a breaking point. We have to make things better. Let’s work together to make a change. It’s easier than we might think.

Key points of focus:

Renewed reflections on well-being and organisational culture
Models of implementation and discussions on effective leadership
Opportunities to consider strategic planning
Reflections on staff mental health and retention


Mental Health
Overcoming Adversity


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.