Developing leaders, who develop people.

Karen Ardley Associates is an acclaimed leadership development and coaching consultancy based in the UK and supporting schools and colleges worldwide. We provide creative leadership development and solutions-focused strategies for leaders at all levels and practitioners involved in the provision of education and learning. Our inspirational programmes and consultancy have proven success and organisational impact.

As a teacher and leader, LA adviser and Ofsted Inspector, Karen Ardley gained knowledge and expertise in assessing and improving standards in schools.

Karen led the design team producing Leading from the Middle for the National College and has facilitated many college programmes.

With her associates, Karen designs, develops and delivers bespoke professional development helps secure organisational improvement.

Increasingly, KAA work internationally, with independent schools and advisory services worldwide.

KAA have also been commissioned by UNESCO, UNRWRA, the Aga Khan Foundations and the Government of Kenya to design and deliver successful and enduring change programmes.

Karen Ardley Associates is a dynamic and creative leadership and training consultancy.

We design and deliver professional development programmes for leaders and people involved with organisational development and improvement worldwide.

Our inspirational programmes and consultancy have proven success and organisational impact.

Contact Karen Ardley to discuss your professional development needs
email or phone us on 07967 821422 if in the UK, or +44 7967 821422 if outside the UK

Our ethos

The KAA ethos is based on uniquely personalised training programmes, custom developed for each assignment we undertake. Our experience has shown us that this approach delivers a more profound training experience with longer lasting benefits to the participants. In summary, what you get from KAA will be;

  • Individually designed programmes to meet the professional development needs of you, and your entire organisation.
  • Expert facilitators with outstanding credibility and total commitment to Karen Ardley Associates principles and philosophies.
  • Programmes that do exactly what they claim to do – develop leadership and learning skills and behaviours and build capacity for change and improvement.
  • more than you’ll get from other training providers.

Our clients keep coming back for more…they include:

Clusters of schools in Liverpool, Tameside, Bradford, Birmingham
Training Schools eg Grange Technology College
Local Authorities eg Bury, Bradford, Kirklees
United Nations Relief Works Agency in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria,West Bank
NCSL (National College for School Leadership)
CEL, Manchester (Centre for Educational Leadership, The University of Manchester)
DRSC (Dudley Regional Staff College)
Edge Hill University Partnership
COBIS (Council of British International Schools) member schools
International Schools worldwide eg PLIS Prague, BSA Amsterdam, Horizon UAE
Aga Khan Foundation
QTS-Worldwide partnership QTS and KAA facilitate networks of schools in Qatar, Egypt, Libya, Kuwait and Jordan