Expert in planning strong applications to university through UCAS as well as supporting teenagers and their parents through all of their sixth form decisions and making the most of the opportunities of boarding.
Brian has been a teacher for 29 years, in independent and state schools, teaching English, caring for boarders and running a highly successful Sixth Form in Bath.
Brian’s passion is to offer young people opportunities, often those which involve thinking outside the box, such as using boarding as a way to attend an excellent school, or offering Sixth Form students advice about pathways and opportunities which they may not have considered possible.
His main expertise lies in Sixth Form matters and Boarding. He understands the need to consider the whole journey of a student from initial enquiry to subject choice, to study skills, and on to university or career choices, applications and outcomes. Underpinning all of this is the need for excellent learning and pastoral care and a full and positive engagement with parents. His expertise here has been validated by outstanding outcomes in all areas by Ofsted in 2011 and 2014.
Success in boarding too relies on considering the whole child and the key elements necessary for a boarder to thrive. Having been a housemaster in a West Country independent school for 7 years, Brian has successfully established a new state boarding facility in Bath.
Brian brings all of his enthusiasm and experience to his consultancy work, enabling parents and students to consider the available options in an open and honest way, in order to achieve the best possible chances for young people.
Brian joined The Independent Education Consultants in August 2015, to offer parents the benefit of his extensive expertise as a senior consultant, advising on sixth form and higer education applications.