Professional ADVICE AND GUIDANCE you can trust

Azure is here to provide a tailored consultancy package to schools, local authorities, multi-academy trusts and other organisations who work primarily with children and young people in relation to the areas of Safeguarding, Early Help, Attendance, Mental Health and Inclusion. We work in our clients’ best interest, providing them with robust advice that gives them maximum value irrespective of the situation.

Delivering exceptional client experiences

Our consulting services are designed to deliver great customer experiences. We help you identify your challenges and opportunities to bring about rapid improvement. But why consider services from Azure Education Consultancy?


Azure brings together a wealth of public education sector experience from across the country. We have undertaken a variety of roles within Local Authorities, Multi- Academy Trusts and Schools, such as Vice Principal, Regional Attendance and Safeguarding Lead, Strategic Lead for school attendance and safeguarding, Attendance and Young Person’s Operations Manager and Education Welfare Officer. We even have experience of working within Police Forces!


Azure’s team have been at the forefront of innovation in such fields as education safeguarding, attendance, and enforcement. We undertake meticulous research and experimentation to source and develop new ideas, consider strengths and potential pitfalls and fully test our ideas to minimise risk.


Azure is founded on success. Our team has reduced levels of absence and persistent absence at school and local authority level, improved safeguarding practices across 100+ schools through direct involvement in the serious case review process, and brought about positive change through the designing, implementation and oversight of attendance and safeguarding services.

Satisfaction Guaranteed and Fully Insured

All of our services and support packages are covered by Azure’s Satisfaction Guarantee. We are also insured by Simply Business in relation to Professional Indemnity and Public Liability.

Our Success Stories

Azure has successfully worked with a number of organisations, providing training, consultancy support and interim solutions to Academies, Multi-Academy Trusts, Local Authorities and training providers

Find out more about how our clients value our services and support by viewing our testimonials

“…Innovation is at the heart of everything John has brought to Bradford…the many creative solutions John has offered has help move Bradford from nothing to being nationally recognised and commended for innovation…”

Kate Hopton

Head of service
City of bradford metropolitan borough council

“…John has strong people skills, high standards of personal integrity, is a consummate professional and would be an asset to any organisation…”

Dani Wade

Head of Learning and Achievement
London Borough of Newham

“…thank you for the support you have given to [our] E-ACT Academy over the past year in helping to progress the academy to a more stable position...”

Willenhall E-ACT Academy

Secondary academy – Walsall


After careful analysis and research, we work with you closely to give you the best possible guidance unique to your situation.



John specialises in the fields of Attendance, Safeguarding and Criminal Investigation / Enforcement. John has worked for a number of Local Authorities in London, the West Midlands, South West and Yorkshire, as well as for West Midlands Police.

John holds Postgraduate Qualifications in Education, Management and Criminal Investigation.

John is also President-Elect for the Association of Education Welfare Management (AEWM).

Andrea Packer


Andrea specialises in the fields of Attendance, Safeguarding and Mental Health. Andrea has worked for a number of Local Authorities, Multi-Academy Trusts and Further Education Providers.

Andrea holds a Masters Degree in Education Management, as well as Designated Safeguarding Lead qualifications, and is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider and Trainer.

Andrea is also the South West Regional Representative for the Association of Education Welfare Management (AEWM).