Tony Swainston

Tony Swainston

One of the nation’s eminent voices on leadership in education, Tony is also a licensed Osiris Mindsets Programme trainer and a critically acclaimed author.

Tony has achieved a remarkable level of success with his training at both a national level, and around the world. His inspirational courses have challenged commonly held beliefs and attitudes in the education sector, positively impacting the lives of thousands of teachers and young people from Milton Keynes to Nepal and places in between.

An experienced teacher and trainer, Tony taught physics for over 20 years. During this time he held several senior leadership positions and qualified as a headteacher. He has also worked for the Department of Education, developing CPD strategies for use in schools across the country. His leadership modules, written on behalf of the British Council, were implemented in over 20 countries around the world.

Backed by an almost unparalleled track record of success on his Osiris courses, Tony is a popular trainer on all things leadership, mindset and coaching. His areas of expertise include:
  • Coaching
  • Leadership and Management
  • Primary and Secondary Mindsets
Tony is an accredited Osiris Mindsets Programme (OMP) trainer. The Osiris Mindsets Programme is a one-year intervention aimed at introducing and embedding growth mindset practices in schools, utilising a combination of presentational input and facilitated action research inquiries.

Published work

A Mindset for Success: In your Classroom and School, 2017, Crown House Publishing

Coaching for Change: Creating a Self-development Culture , 2012, Optimus Education

The 7 Cs of Leadership Success: Unlock your Inner Potential and Become a Great Leader, 2012, AuthorHouseUK


“Excellent. Extremely impressed. One of the best leaders I have experienced.Tony was enthusiastic and in tune with what was required.” Railton Blyth, Course Delegate

“Excellent content and delivery. The best course I have ever attended in my teaching career. Tony is an outstanding speaker – motivational, with great expertise and knowledge.” Lesley Hodgkins, Course Delegate

“For the first time in a very long time, I really was inspired by [a course’s] content and how useful this will be for others. Tony has taught and inspired all participants to be solution-focused, and demonstrated that coaching is for anyone and everyone.” Miriam Manderson, Deputy Headteacher