Laura Kearney

Laura Kearney

An experienced leadership and whole-school improvement expert, Laura is an accredited Visible Learningplus and Osiris Outstanding Teaching Intervention trainer.

Laura has significant knowledge of leading school in challenging circumstances through successful Ofsted, HMI and LA inspections, aided by her ability to translate strategic visions into successful practice. As headteacher of a rapidly expanding primary school, Laura led the development of Visible Learningplus across the institution, prioritising learners and learning above all else. This proved so effective that the school is now captured in Visible Learning Into Action (John Hattie, Routledge, 2015) as an international case study of success.

Now working as a Regional Director for Osiris Educational, Laura is deeply passionate about developing cultures of trust and respect, in which the achievements of both staff and pupils are valued. Guided by her knowledge of effective strategy, she works with MATs and Local Authorites to implement system-wide change. Her training is always engaging, motivational and situated at the very forefront of innovation in education. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Outstanding Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Primary
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Visible Learning
  • Whole-school Improvement

Laura is the lead Visible Learningplus trainer in the UK. Visible Learningplus is an in-depth model of whole-school change. Created by John Hattie and available in the UK exclusively through Osiris Educational, Visible Learningplus is the largest ever evidence-based research into what actually works best in schools to improve learning. It creates innovation in the learning environment and accelerates the process of individual and whole-school change.

Laura is also an accredited Osiris Outstanding Teaching Intervention trainer. Using a range of techniques, assessments and feedback, the Outstanding Teaching Intervention is designed to create long-term, measurable improvements to teaching and learning. It has been independently proven to raise teacher performance by one Ofsted level.


“Extremely knowledgeable, interesting and informative – inspiring!”Candida Burrell, Course Delegate

“Laura was fantastic and very thorough. She has great ideas!”Anjna Patel, Course Delegate

“Laura was excellent – very clear, engaging and informative. Great examples and ideas of resources given.”Sian Ward, Course Delegate