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The Directors

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Eamonn Whelan

Eamonn is a fully accredited member of the Institute of Education Advisors and a coach for Women Leading in Education . He excelled as a highly respected Senior Deputy Headteacher, with a key role in his school’s journey to ‘Outstanding’. As Executive Governor, he combined wisdom, gravitas and experience to move the school forward. 

He has been commissioned by the Cardiff Schools Commission, St David's Catholic College and  leadership development in the North East of England. He has  undertaken feasibility studies for international schools, bid writing for DfE contracts and supported a range of teachers and leaders. 

An exceptional teacher across subject areas, both students and staff warm to him as their mentor, coach, advisor and motivator. His success speaks volumes for his innate skills and passion for school improvement. His desire is to give colleagues, at whatever level, the opportunity to improve and excel is clear. 



Tony Markowski

Tony is a fully accredited member of the Institute of Education Advisors. Twenty years of successful senior management, followed by three as a MAT Director means Tony is experienced in MAT expansion, specialist schools delivery and teaching and learning. Ofsted trained, Tony led Brunel University School of Education to ‘Outstanding’ results at its last inspection. However, it was the development of colleagues and support for schools rather than inspecting them that motivated Tony and led to him to coaching and the creation of Yearwood Education with partner, Eamonn Whelan. Recognised as an outstanding presenter, Tony uses his experience and skills to analyse, understand, define, promote and coach solutions to educational challenges. He is currently working nationally and internationally supporting school improvement initiatives, coaching Headteachers and their staff.

'Wisdom and experience are hard earned badges and come with age. When added to personality, drive, leadership and bucket loads of common sense you find the ideal consultant and business adviser. Talk to Eamonn and Tony at Yearwood Education as they are set up to really add value.’
Ralph Crane, Consultant to the Board