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Dan Edwards Former Headteacher, Comedian, Actor and Leadership Speaker Repositioning Doughnuts

Dan Edwards worked in education for many years and has held leadership roles in both the secondary and primary sectors, most recently holding the role of Principal 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 well-being for all to achieve and sustain a positive and creative educational culture within his work.

Having left education, Dan Edwards is an actor, comedian, and writer who has devised and written performance work for screen and theatres. He is devising and performing his new show, “The Sound of Muzack”, which will debut at the prestigious Leicester Comedy Festival in February.


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

EDUCATION 4.0 – Since March 2020, education has faced the most significant 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
  • TT and ECT training and support
  • Strategic planning and cultural change


How do we inspire our staff? How do we engage 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 4 Cs OF IMPROVEMENT – The only constant is change, but sometimes change can be difficult. The 4 Cs of cultural improvement allow all organisations to reflect, shape their priorities and move forward together.

Key points of focus:

  • Organisational reflection
  • Models of implementation
  • Task prioritisation.
  • Pathways for change management

REPOSITIONING  DOUGHNUTS – 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 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

Dan is also available to host stand-up events.


Mental Health
Overcoming Adversity


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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.