Leadership and Management Development

Head Teacher CPD , Ofsted proven.

mh Coaching & Leadership have an impressive performance record, when it comes to providing strong leadership and management development, to both the Primary and Secondary school sectors. The current pressures which Head Teachers are under have  never been greater.

With this in mind, mh Coaching & Leadership have designed a unique Head Teacher leadership development CPD offer. Success rates have been impressive with over 28 schools attaining good with outstanding features during their last OFSTED .

The unique  "one to one" head teacher coaching package, supported by our team vision,values and behaviours, head teacher/governance annual performance review and governor legacy programme allows your school to develop important team and people skills to really improve leadership performance . 

The reality we help you discover in both yourself, your team and your children, will re-focus and support the reasons why you actually chose teaching as a career in the first place. Trust me !!!

Lynn Harrison - Head teacher

Irthington Village Primary School

With the Likeability Leadership programme, Maurice offers a highly personalised and bespoke package, which consists of 5 days working one to one. 

As a headteacher of 10 years, I have been on all manner of leadership and management training courses. The work with Maurice simply does not compare. Working as you do, in a one to one situation, Maurice quickly develops a trusting relationship whereby you can truly be yourself , discuss any issues you have at work (or home) and because Maurice is not affiliated to your school or local Authority, he is totally impartial and objective, his focus is you!

I can honestly say that I now think about everything in a totally different way, I approach issues at school in a more measured and effective way. I am certainly not the finished article, but I know that I have changed for the better, I have a clear  understanding of myself and those around me.

I would recommend this course to headteachers who are new in their job and would welcome such supportive professional development , or heads who have lots of experience and simply need a fresh approach.

Nick Page - Head teacher

Beaconside Cof E Primary School, Penrith, Cumbria

I was starting my third year of headship when I began working directly with Maurice, having entered the role filled with both enthusiasm and self belief. However, following two back to back Ofsted inspections mixed with the everyday pressures of life, the confidence in myself which I had originally in abundance, began to be gradually eroded from me.

After many hours of consultation and challenge, Maurice created a specific personal development programme, which was bespoke to both my personal and professional requirements.Working with Maurice enables you to stop, take a deep breath,reflect and ensure that you are taking care of yourself in the same way that you would naturally, as a leader, look after your staff. Maurice’s work is based around “the one person” and allows you to explore the real you.

It has had a significant impact upon not only myself, but my team and the total school. Helping me again, to look closer at the head teacher I strive to be and helping everyone to maintain and grow our good school status.   

St Roberts of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth

Personal Branding Inset Day

Teachers and pupils had an excellent morning finding out about who they really are!!! The Personal Branding session really challenges the individual to look at themselves and explore who they really are

They designed a Personal Brand image, which highlighted individual values, behaviours and brand unique selling points.

The 6 form students certainly bought into the day with some really outstanding work.
Here is some of their feedback 

" Really made me think about who I am "
" Challenged me to live in a real world environment "
" I now feel like I both know and understand myself so much better "
" The teachers also found the day a challenge and an emotional insight " 
" Actually found out that I am more talented than I thought "
" Learned to believe and trust in myself more "

Kinder Park Nursery

Joanne Routledge, Owner

I asked Maurice to create a personal development plan for both myself and my senior management team.within Kinderpark Nursery. This was also to include a Vision, Values and Behaviours day which, all of my staff attended.

The results have been outstanding! Both from a personal and professional perspective.

We now have a robust and measurable Performance Management process, which challenges each staff member to develop themselves thus creating a really positive values led culture within the team.

I have also grown in so many ways as a person and would like to thank Maurice for what has been a memorable experience indeed.

Joanne Routledge    

"Ofsted visit yesterday" We are all ecstatic with the outcome.... Outstanding!
Thanks for the work you did with us in establishing the leadership and reporting structures etc. 
It all really contributed to the end result. 

Retail and operational excellence

Tavistock leasure group Service with Attitude and Style development sessions

This was development wise, everything that we had hoped for. Great job !

'“Maurice has a real knowledge of financial, operational, customer service and importantly, people development. Gained during his impressive and successful, sporting, business and educational  career. 
I respect both his professional judgement and personal integrity. He has been of real value to both the short term consolidation process and future strategic vision of Tavistock Leasure Group “
Mark Hird, Managing Director, Tavistock Leasure Group

Calderdale Council Leadership Team

Boardroom to Dressing Room Leadership Skills

As a directorate management team, the vision, values and behaviours work that Maurice led on was an amazing professional and personal life changing experience.  We embarked on this journey not really understanding where we were going and the impact it would have on our management styles; our ability to work together as a team; to lead and be part of other teams; and as individuals. 

The impact was extraordinary and was completely different to anything any of us had undertaken previously in the management and team building exercises we had been involved with in our careers.  To start by examining yourself; the vision you have; the values you believe you have and how you portray them and behave was an inspirational way of looking to and managing required change.  This approach led to a very quick realisation of what we as a team had to do to change and how we could do it to become better leaders, managers, colleagues and friends.


Maurice was the catalyst in ensuring we examined the real issues and put into place joint and personal actions to improve our abilities and management.  As a team, we would wholeheartedly recommend Maurice to anyone as he has a unique caring empathy backed by outstanding experience that he brings in to every situation. 

He will challenge but is also prepared to be challenged.  He is extremely transparent; honest; has excellent integrity and motivates people to maximise their talents for the benefit of the organisation and themselves.  A very humble and inspiring man.

Kevin Ball

Sunderland A.F.C

“I deal with young footballers every day and never forget how big an influence I can be as their coach. Maurice has got some excellent ideas which challenge players from youngsters to adults and right across the ability range. 

Coaching is about understanding people as well as understanding football. Maurice''s commercial experience, dressing room knowledge and mature life skills enable him to facilitate outstanding learning. 

Thanks for today, it was the best session I have ever had in all of my coaching career

His ability to link the dressing room culture to other walks of life is unique!!

Kevin Ball

Baby Ballet , Halifax

Leadership and Business Development

Great to be part of the future development and growth programme with Claire and her team at Baby Ballet.

Such a unique way of influencing, enriching, changing, developing children, parents and famliy lives . 

Claire says " Thanks for an amazing journey so far. We are getting so much from all of your input and ideas and wanted you to know how much we appreciate it."

Middlesborough Academy

Psychological and emotional development of the young professional footballer

Middlesborough Football Club Academy and I have had the pleasure of working with Maurice Hepworth for the past three season. Maurice's contribution cant be overstated, as he has managed to write, produce and deliver a development strategy which supports the psychological and emotional development of the young professional footballer.

During his time with the academy, Maurice has been extrememly efficient and competent with his delivery of workshops, mentoring and telephone support to a group of highly charged young people. Maurice's ability to extract values, extract feelings and emotions from young people is a skill which seldom people possess. 

We as a football academy are delighted to offer our support to Maurice and his growing influence on young professional athletes.

We also value him in his very important role of Middlesbrough Academy Chaplain

The " Who am I " careers programme

Career coaching and guidance

The " Who am I " careers programme, is designed to deliver all aspects of the recruitment, selection and  interview process.

Life skills also play a huge part of individual personal development and we have been able to incorporate this into our extensive, challenging and comprehensive coaching package

* SWOT analysis
* Personal branding 
* Making the 10% pile
*  "Who am I " 
* Job description
* C.V design
* Cover letter
* Research methods

It works . Try us   

Nelson Mandela Foundation, South Africa

Sello Hatang, Chief Executive

One of the highlights of my evening was to meet Maurice Hepworth, the former Arcadia Shepherds soccer player . His reputation in South African football circles was one of integrity, honesty and respect.

To think that whilst playing in South Africa he was part of the team which helped bring down the apartheid barriers of professional soccer within my country.

"You carry with you a very very special legacy indeed"

Thank you so much my great friend!

Sello Hatang
Chief executive 
The Nelson Mandela Foundation

Sunderland AFC academy

Education and welfare programme

“During my forty eight years in education I have rarely come across a presenter/teacher who has all of the qualities which Maurice possesses. 
Also within my thirteen years of involvement in the Premier League scholarship programme, there have been some good presenters but none have been in the same category as Maurice Hepworth in terms of impact, dedication to task, inspiration and professionalism.”

I recommend Maurice, his skills and knowledge without reservation.

Kevin Ball,
Education and Welfare , 
Sunderland Association Football Club

St Joseph's RC Academy

Applied Learning, St Joseph's RC Academy, Jarrow

Ryan Gibson, Director of Applied Learning, St Joseph’s RC Academy.“What is outstanding about m.h Coaching & Leadership is the carefully considered and thorough preparation, engaging course materials and the enthusiastic and commanding style of delivery that is underpinned by both a culture of support and motivating challenge.”
 In some words of the sixth form students “The sessions were fun, insightful, interactive and very well presented..... I benefitted from the programme as I now know what I need to do..... and  am more confident about it.....I had much more fun than I expected and learned a lot more at the same time. 10/10 brilliant........Thank you for putting the fun and enjoyment back into teaching for me.

Middlesborough AFC under 18 squad

Dream, Believe and Achieve Life Skills programme

Great to spend some quality time with the outstanding young footballers of MFC Academy, who were both honest and challenging in their views.
Refreshing to receive some really positive feedback from not only the players but also the backroom staff.
A pleasure to work with these guys!

"Maurice, the boys all rave about your sessions and they actually look forward to Friday afternoons."
Barry Dawson, Academy Education Manager, Middlesborough AFC

Charity is important to us

Romania coaching life skills

For the past 6 years we have visited the Romanian children's orphanages at Corbu and Chevinetza. 

Developing the childrens life skills , family values and football skills

An incredably humbling experience indeed.

Thank you to The SFPA, Sunderland AFC and Kevin Ball for your valued support and encouragement 

Prostate Cancer UK

A tough year for me!

I guess it’s time to pick up from where a very personal illness stopped me in my tracks.

Last year I was diagnosed with radical prostate cancer, which required immediate life saving surgery. Sitting opposite your consultant who has just informed you that unless he operates immediately, ‘you will die’, has a profound effect upon your immortality.

I realised that being a leader, being a husband, being a father and being a son all merge into one with the same principles applying at every turning point.

It was not fear that consumed me at this moment, but a knowledge of the impact this news would have upon my six children. As a father I know intimately how each of my children handle emotion and have always encouraged them to allow their feelings to be known. This, I feel, is a massive strength and as the reality of my personal situation began to unfold, how each one of them would react came straight to my heart.

One would listen, then refuse to believe, one would logically decide ‘this happens every day and you’ll be fine’, one would smile and say ‘it’ll be ok’, one would realise the enormity but look on the positive side. One would totally break down and for two days be unable to function, and finally one would follow me around like a lost sheep for two weeks whenever I was there.

The Alzheimers Society

Fantastic support for the event

The recent Football Talk In and Charity Night sponsored by m/h Coaching & Leadership on behalf of The Alzheimers Society was a huge success.

Raising just under £3,000 and supported by former players Dick Malone, Micky Horswill, Ritchie Pitt, Gary Bennett and Paul Bracewell. 

Roger Tames and Paul "Goffy" Gough hosted the event brilliantly!! 

Thanks also to Kevin Ball, Phil Bardsley, Ian Gray, Darren Saliki, SAFC Supporters Ass and all of the raffle prize sponsors. Without your fantastic support, we could not have made this event happen