Over 30 years of experience in children’s education
Dedicated to high-quality teaching and learning
Open-ended learning resources
Inspiring in-service training
Impactful professional consultancy
Vibrant training base
Whether you’re a teacher or other practitioner looking to help your pupils to excel, or a parent wanting to give your child the very best start in their learning, Leading Children is here to offer you the tools to make it happen.
Training & Workshops
Transformative in-service training for teachers, middle leaders, SLT, NQTs, and other practitioners from Early Years through to Key Stage 4. Our training is provided in-setting, online or hosted at our vibrant training base in Bradford, Yorkshire.Book your training
Flexible Delivery Options
Training in Bradford
Teachers and practitioners e are welcome on our courses. See available dates...
Join Rachel Jacobs for live online workshops all of which are maximum of 2 hours and will be interactive.
Bespoke training and workshops are delivered from our training venue in Bradford, held on a date and time to suit you.
Learn when it is convenient for you. Choose our recorded webinars for your CPD.
We offer a comprehensive range of bespoke consultancy services for your setting. Delivered in a professional and encouraging manner, we are passionate about having an effective and immediate impact.Bespoke Consultancy
Shop for Resources
We only sell high-quality, open-ended resources that will enable children to attain the highest levels of development through play. Passive toys with pre-recorded responses and movie spin-offs limit children’s imagination and cap higher-order thinking skills.
You don’t just have to take our word for it!
See what our satisfied clients have to say
“Every 5 years or so, you listen to some training that you know is going to transform the way you teach and today was one of those days for me. Thank you — that was brilliant.”
Teacher, Brompton Westbrook Academy, Chatham, Kent
“The course has given the teachers the confidence and tools to help children learn maths in a way that will make them stronger mathematicians and more confident life-long learners. Thank you for the opportunity to learn alongside other schools in the district and for the lovely materials that many children will benefit from for many years.”
Nikki White, Executive Headteacher
“Rachel has worked with my Foundation Stage over the last year with outstanding results. Her innovative approaches have transformed EYFS into a vibrant child centred learning environment, which has enriched the learning experiences for our children as well as giving staff the confidence to work together with a collective and unified aim.”
Sara Rawnsley, Head Teacher
“For any colleagues wanting to buy Rachel in, just do it! For Beckfoot Priesthorpe it’s been the best thing we’ve done!”
Diane Long, Deputy Head, Beckfoot Priesthorpe Primary School
“After last night’s training session, the emails were buzzing with positive feedback and ideas from the teachers. Today, I have been at both Brompton-Westerbrook and Byron Primary and both schools are full of excited teachers who have made tweaks to their plans today in order to deliver lessons with a reciprocal reading approach. I think that proves an amazing and instant impact of the training we had; the teaching staff are like excited little children!”
Jon Carthy, HT, Byron Primary School, Chatham, Kent
Leading Trainer & Advisor:
Rachel Jacobs brings 30 years of experience as a former teacher, deputy head, university lecturer, education consultant and mum of 3. She has a deep understanding of the holistic nature of child development, school curricula, high-quality teaching and developmentally appropriate learning. It is her passion for “making learning irresistible” and supporting hard-working practitioners and parents that drives every aspect of what she does at Leading Children.