David Sassoon and his partner, Irith, established Schools Support Services Ltd in February 1995.   The consultancy provides training and support to school governors, headteachers and staff.


David provides advice and support on areas including:

  • school management
  • school administration
  • legislation
  • personnel matters
    • recruitment
    • discipline
    • capability
    • grievance
    • pay
    • redundancy
  • working with governors
  • liaison with LEA
  • liaison with outside bodies [i.e. DfE HMI, Social Services, Police]
  • publication of information
  • admissions
  • attendance
  • exclusions
  • health and safety
  • equal opportunities
  • complaints
  • conflict management
  • child protection
  • performance management
  • counselling and behaviour management.

David Sassoon was an education officer in Brent in April 1980 later being appointed Assistant Director for Schools.

In his current role as educational consultant, he has worked as a Threshold Assessor (till 2004) – validating headteacher assessments on whether or not teachers should cross the threshold, External Adviser (till 2007) – providing advice and support to governors and headteachers about the performance review of the latter.  From 1996 to 2005, he was also an Ofsted inspector.

David Sassoon is on the Editorial Board of Management in Education a journal of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS).

Since July 2000, he has been educational consultant to HSBC providing support and guidance to the bank’s employees who are school governors.

3 Responses to “About”

  1. sampath April 22, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    great. very helpful for the parents.

  2. Patrick Naylor January 10, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

    Hi David, very helpful info. I’m retired from Brent. As a new governor at Dollis Jnr I’m looking for info on amalgamation vs federation of infant/jnr. keep up the good work

  3. jim dunne September 21, 2019 at 4:44 pm #

    Dear David . I have a full statemented Hackney LAC child transferring to Secondary. We live in Brent. We like Holland Park School (Academy) in Kensington AND Chelsea. Has he the right to automatic entry as he would in Hackney or Brent?

    Jim DUnne

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