Read what our clients have to say about our courses. If you need any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Trustee Development programme


“A great day’s work, thank you. The Trustee Development Programme is so beneficial to our Board. Those with good financial knowledge and those relatively new to governance were all captured and engaged.”
Richard Redgate,
CEO, Manor Hall Academy Trust

“I had a really useful pleasant day enhancing my learning curve in a face to face environment with friends and colleagues old and new. The Trustee Development Programme is so useful. A big thank you to Lisa and Jeff who were excellent with their presentation and facilitation. I’m looking forward to our next module!”


Manor Hall Academy Trust

CEO Programme


“I completed this course with Marshall PD over a three month period. The six full-day sessions were highly informative, thought-provoking and engaging. Jeff’s range of knowledge from both a personal and professional standpoint is superb and he is able to see aspects from differing points of view. The highlight of each session was the input from a number of current CEOs, which not only enhanced the module content, but gave me a network of CEOs that I could contact for advice and assistance going forward. I would thoroughly recommend this course for anyone aspiring to be a CEO or if they have just been appointed, it will keep you thinking all of the time!”

Steve Campbell

CEO LET Education Trust


“I recently completed the CEO development programme offered by Marshall Professional Development and it was an incredible experience. The programme provided me with the tools and resources necessary to grow a Multi-Academy Trust. I was impressed by the level of expertise and professionalism displayed by Jeff, the course leader, and the guest speakers who were all CEOs themselves.

Through the programme, I gained a deeper understanding of strategic planning, financial management and MAT Growth. The sessions were engaging, interactive, reflective and thought-provoking. I came away with a renewed sense of confidence in my ability to lead a Multi-Academy Trust.

I highly recommend the CEO development programme to any leader who wants to take their leadership to the next level or for those already in post as a CEO who want to gain an all round perspective of the role with the opportunity to reflect on their practice. Thank you to Marshall Professional Development for providing such a valuable resource.”

Kerry Hart, Headteacher

Park Road Academy Primary School


The course was comprehensive in it’s coverage of what is required of a CEO. The content gave clear, practical guidance as to how approach all areas of leadership of a successful multi-academy trust. A ‘must’ for all prospective and future CEOs.

C.Moore, Headteacher

James Brindley Community Primary School



“Thank you to Jeff and Peter for all your hard work in conducting our recent Governance and Growth Audit. Your professionalism combined with the rigour of the process ensured the audit was really robust. By taking time to speak with a range of people across our Trust, as well as scrutinising a wide range of documentation, we felt that you really ‘got to know and understand us’ and the final report was accurate and incredibly informative.
Throughout the process we have benefited enormously from your expertise and knowledge and the outcomes of the audit have significantly helped to shape our strategic thinking around future growth. Thank you for your time, care and professionalism, it has been a pleasure working with you.”
Kylie Spark, Head of  Trust
Inspiring Learners Trust
“Using J&G Marshall to undertake an External Review of Governance (ERG) has enabled us to clearly identify strengths and areas for development as well as create an effective action plan that will allow the school to rapidly implement further improvements to our leadership team.
Excellent professional relationships have been built with all stakeholders and I would have no hesitation in recommending a J&G Marshall ERG to other leaders.”
Nikki Lawton, Headteacher

Pebble Brook Primary School


“Governors and senior leaders were asked deep and probing questions about their strategic leadership and the way it impacts on the school. They felt the high-quality report accurately reflected the strengths of the governing board and provided clear areas for development. The whole process felt like a partnership and an excellent CPD opportunity for all involved.”
Steven Martin, Headteacher

Goldenhill Primary School



Growth Audit


“As a small MAT, considering growth as part of our future vision, we undertook a “growth audit” earlier this year to see if we were ready in every sense to progress our expansion plans. The onsite evaluation and monitoring process and written feedback have been immensely valuable in shaping our strategy for the future and in providing practical help on where we needed to take action to strengthen our Trust’s readiness for growth. Rigorous, robust, positive, empowering – the MAT Growth Audit from J&G Marshall has significantly contributed to our strategic vision and planning for the future; worth every penny!”

Mrs Nicki Wright, Executive Headteacher

Redditch West School Trust