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School Organisation and Education Project Management



Open Box Consulting has been working with schools, councils and Dioceses since autumn 2007. Open Box Consulting is David and Louise Groves, both of whom have backgrounds in school organisation and education capital project and programme management that has been gained from working in local authorities, education consultancy, and property consultancy. We set up Open Box so that we could focus solely on school organistion and education project management work, directly helping schools and local authorities. 


We are proud that our introductions to schools and councils are almost always through recommendations and word of mouth. We hope this reflects our commitment to delivering what we say we will, and delivering it well, so that people are happy to recommend us. We are careful to ensure that we only work with clients where we think we can add value, and careful to ensure that we always have the capacity to complete our work properly. Because there are only two of us, we know what we are good and at what we are not - there is no 'upselling', no attempt to outstay our welcome, and we will always try to recommend people or organsations better placed to do work than us if that's appropriate. What you see is what you get! 


How do we work? Flexibly with you to ensure that we achieve what you want - we do not have a 'one size fits all' approach. We are used to meeting / phone calls at odd times of the day and week, because we know how busy you are. We are impartial. And we are effective - we are very experienced at presenting to different audiences and in ensuring that we help them understand issues and make informed decisions.  


The following are some of the organisations that we have worked with:

Harrow high schools
Suffolk County Council
Coombe Academy Trust

East Sussex County Council
LB Lewisham
Kingsbury High School
Richmond secondary schools
Wembley High Technology College

Claremont High School

Dormers Wells Learning Trust

Woodfield, Manor, and The Village special schools in Brent
The Eden Academy
The Jubilee Academy
The Hastings Academies Trust
LB Hounslow
Surrey County Council
LB Sutton
Westminster Diocese

Thurrock Council

Woodhouse College

The Pioneer Academy

Central Bedfordshire Council

Harrow Academies Trust

LIFT Partnership

Vanguard Learning Trust