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Educational Associations

Working with professional bodies

This increasingly important area for all schools

has been brought to a wider audience through

major conference presentations, masterclasses,

seminars and interactive workshops.


These have included Independent Association

of Prep Schools (IAPS), Society of Heads,

University of Buckingham Department for

Education and Mungo Dunnett Associates.


The topics covered have included;

- Communicating with parents

- Presentation skills

- Preparing your staff for effective


"Thank you for coming to Leeds at the end of last week and for your excellent workshop on Managing Parents. I hope you could tell by the frequent interaction with the audience that the delegates found the presentation struck a chord with their day to day interface with parents and that they were very grateful for your advice on how to handle potentially difficult situations"                                                                        

                                                                                                                      Dr. Peter Bodkin, General Secretary, The Society of Heads


"I have worked several times with Clare, having come across her at the strong recommendation of a Head. She has an excellent understanding of what makes parents tick, but also how this transfers to specific and all-too-common areas of dissatisfaction and aggravation between parents and the school. She has a very appealing, but direct, method of demonstrating how conflicts can arise, and the techniques that are most effective in handling these difficult situations. Clare is an entertaining and extremely professional operator."                 

                                                                                                                                                 Mungo Dunnett, Mungo Dunnett Associate

"Clare Thomas led an excellent session to our PGCE students in 2016 on parental engagement and communication.  The session was popular, interesting and well received. I can recommend her wholeheartedly."

                                                                                        Professor Geraint Jones, Dean of Education, Buckingham University