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QELi is privileged to work with and alongside Simon and the Agile Schools Team. His high impact programs tailored to leaders at all levels, from teachers through to Principals and System Leaders, rate significantly high in our impact evaluation process. We continue to use Simon and his team as critical drivers within our programs and as standalone offerings. Simon connects well with all audiences and is a pleasure to work with.
CEO, Queensland Education Leadership Institute
Simon played a critical role in designing, facilitating and evaluating the 2106 NSW Education Symposium described by many participants as the most significant education conference in NSW for a decade. His understanding of students, teachers and school and his relentless focus on impact make him a highly sought after identity in education, not just in NSW but across Australia.
Hon. Adrian Piccoli
NSW Minister for Education (2015 - 2017)
Simon’s presentation was precise and thought provoking. His clarion communication skills are exemplar. He met and exceeded our expectations in every aspect. We feel fortunate to have the benefit of his expertise.
Judge David Arnot
Chief Commissioner, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
In Saskatoon Public Schools, our work with Simon has had significant influence on the culture of our school division. He has challenged us to examine our processes for professional learning and provided us with tools that have helped teachers to increase impact on student learning. Simon's Learning Sprints programs have helped us to clarify goals and achieve tangible results which have increased teachers’ motivation to engage in collaborative inquiry. We are grateful to Simon for his insightful provocation and guidance.
Superintendent of Education, Saskatoon Public Schools
(Simon’s)…professionalism, preparation and insight are admirable and he made a deep impression on participants. His role as a moderator in the panel was simply fantastic, facilitating a meaningful discussion for heads of school.
Luz Maria Gutierrez Vittini
International Baccalaureate Organisation, Europe & Middle East
Simon has brought extraordinary benefit to our strategic planning process. He is an outstanding facilitator of process; however, it is his breadth of knowledge regarding global educational thought and practice, and the razor-sharp acuity with which he is able to clarify issues that lift his contributions into the highest echelons. I have no hesitation recommending his work.
Principal, Trinity Grammar School, NSW
Working with Simon is the safest way to make sure a high profile, ambitious event for school leaders breaks new ground and leaves people wanting more. Nobody can engage, challenge, provoke, and entertain a room full of school leaders like Simon Breakspear.
Director of Education, Teaching & Learning Strategy Asia, Microsoft
Our partnership with Simon Breakspear has been foundational in providing the support, tools and resources to shift the way we support professional learning within our division. His Learning Sprints programs provide the opportunity for teachers to engage in authentic collaborative professional learning that is student-driven and evidence-focused. The process has allowed us to develop common language regarding teacher collaboration across the division; leading to improved teacher learning, student outcomes and focus.
Superintendent of Education, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
Developing Agile Leaders
Read Dr. Breakspear’s most recent paper ‘Developing Agile Leaders of Learning: School leadership policy for dynamic times‘.