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Patrick Cozier

Patrick Cozier

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Coaching Bio

Patrick Cozier is a successful and experienced secondary school leader. He has been a Headteacher of a large comprehensive school (over 1500 students) for the last 17 years. He has also been the chair of the Haringey Secondary Heads Forum for the last 9 years. In the last five years he has sat on the Racial Equity Steering Committee as part of the Haringey Education Partnership and led the three most recent and successful conferences. In addition to being a Co-Vice Chair of trustees at Show Racism the Red Card, he also serves as a trustee of Horizons which is the charitable arm of the Haringey Education Partnership. As an educationalist he is committed to doing everything that he can to support our young people to thrive and become the best adults they can be. As a member of the black community he is passionate about seeking equality, justice and fair outcomes for people of colour.

Coaching Experience

As an experienced senior leader and headteacher of approaching 20 years I have mentored and coached many senior leaders. My experience ranges from those who I have line managed in my own organisation to those headteachers and senior leaders that I have coached and mentored privately. I have recently joined forces with Leaders Like Us – a Church of England supported initiative to utilise established black leaders to support other potential black leaders.

Career Experience

I have taught in London for the duration of my 29 year teaching career. I have been a senior leader for 22 years, 3 years as an AHT, 1 and a half years as a DHT and the last 17 years as a headteacher. I lead a large secondary school in North London and we are successful. We have been rated as good by Ofsted for the past three inspections (2011, 2016 and 2021) and our students consistently make better than expected progress at both GCSE and Post 16. In the last 18 months, I have taken on wider responsibilities as a trustee and also as a private leadership coach.