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REDEFINING LEADERSHIP. CREATING SOCIAL CHANGE.

Founded by former CEO and headteacher Andrew Morrish, Makana Leadership is an education company that provides authentic and disruptive leadership support for schools and organisations.

Makana Leadership is disruptive because effective professional learning and development needs to be provocative in order to challenge and ask questions of leaders, and to deepen their understanding of what works best. Leaders need to reflect from time-to-time on the purpose and process of schooling, so that their leadership skills continually evolve and improve.

It is authentic, because it’s based on stuff that works (and doesn’t). Following over 30 years’ experience in the profession - including 20 as a headteacher, inspector, National Leader of Education and CEO - Makana Leadership is driven by Andrew’s desire to improve the life chances of pupils, by bringing people together to make change happen. Schools are complex places. They cannot operate in isolation. Why? Because social justice matters.

Because it matters to us as a values-led and conscientious company, a proportion of what we do is pro bono. We don't charge and are happy to give free advice and support, depending on your circumstances. We know how challenging it is for school leaders at the moment and so we just want to help. Headrest is a good example of this, a service Andrew recently co-founded with a fellow ex-head and CEO that aims to provide free wellbeing support exclusively for headteachers and school leaders.

So whether in fact it is wellbeing support you need, or help with leading change, strategic planning, professional learning and development, system leadership, appraisal, performance coaching, or good old-fashioned leadership advice, at Makana we can work with you to empower your people to find a sustainable solution.

We hope you enjoy exploring our website. Should you still want to speak to us and find out more about how we can support you, do get in touch. If you do nothing else, do read the amazing story about Makana, the name behind the company. It's true, and based on real people and real events.

Why? Because social justice matters.


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