Rachel Hadley-Leonard

Rachel Hadley-Leonard has experience in marketing, development and education, gained over thirty years in the independent and maintained education sectors, and in industry working for such organisations as the John Lewis Partnership and ABa.

Rachel has worked within the maintained and independent education sectors as a Teacher, Head of Department & Senior Leader, and has worked as a trainer and consultant with many independent schools and multi academy trusts in the UK.

She offers a wealth of qualified marketing and development expertise gained through a variety of roles, field specific study, and experience at Board Director level. Rachel writes for educational media and is a regular conference speaker for CASE, AGBIS, IDPE, ISBA and AMCIS amongst others.

Rachel was a Board Director with AMCIS for six years, two of which as Co-Chair. She was most recently the Foundation Development Director at Princethorpe College, Warwickshire, and is a judge for both the TES Independent School Awards, and Fundraising Awards at InspirED Marketing. Rachel is also an independent school Governor.

Rachel now works as an independent schools marketing, admissions and development consultant, working with schools to ensure growth and increased pupil numbers. Rachel’s particular strengths lie in the areas of stakeholder research, strategy, development start-ups and income generation projects.

Rachel can be contacted here rachelhadleyleonard@outlook.com and www.rhlconsulting.co.uk

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