Welcome to Navigate

Sector specialists in education: school improvement services, multi-academy trust (MAT) and free school development, interim leadership and leadership recruitment.

We partner all education providers – schools, academies, multi-academy trusts, colleges, local and central government – to deliver education consultancy services and leadership solutions across the full spectrum of education and children’s services, including school improvement, finance and HR.

From finding and recruiting headteachers or principals and executive leaders to providing short term interim capacity, from assembling expert teams to establish multi-academy trusts and free schools to designing bespoke school improvement solutions, our specialist knowledge and understanding of the education sector gives us the edge and sets us apart from competitors.

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Our Services

  • Interim Leadership Recruitment

    We specialise in recruiting interim leaders and education specialists. We work nationwide, with schools, academies, free schools, multi academy trusts, local authorities and other organisations to provide high quality short to medium term capacity.

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  • Permanent Leadership Recruitment

    We specialise in helping schools, academies and education providers recruit the very best talent including CEOs, directors, principals and headteachers. We deliver highly personalised and cost effective recruitment.

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  • MAT & Free School Development

    We help an increasing number of clients across all stages of MAT/Free School development, including; business modelling, funding applications, due diligence, academy conversions, support services and the development of crucial systems.

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  • School Improvement Services

    We offer a wide range of education support services designed to help schools operate efficiently and effectively, getting the most out of their resources. We also support with the establishment and development of multi-academy trusts/Free Schools.

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Latest Vacancies

interim Interim Secondary Headteacher - London London
interim Interim Headteacher (Special School) - South West South West
interim Interim Primary Deputy Headteacher - Midlands Midlands
interim Interim Secondary Headteacher - Yorkshire & Humber Yorkshire and Humber
interim Interim Primary Deputy Headteacher - South East South East
permanent Principal Designate - Bolder Academy, London Borough of Hounslow Hounslow
permanent Chief Executive - Ninestiles Academy Trust, West Midlands West Midlands
permanent Business Director - St. Bartholomew’s School, Newbury Newbury
interim Finance and Operations Director - Yorkshire Yorkshire
interim Interim Primary Headteacher - North West North West
interim Chief Operation Officer - North West North West
interim Interim Secondary Headteacher - Midlands Midlands
interim Interim Headteachers (UTCs and Free Schools) - Yorkshire & Humber and Midlands Yorkshire & Humber and Midlands
interim Navigate Associates – opportunity to join for 2016/17 Leeds
interim Head of School / Head of Learning

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Latest News

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