Welcome to Futuremind

Founded by David Thomson in 2001, Futuremind is a highly-valued, trusted and expert provider of strategic and practical development consultancy to independent schools – inspiring leadership, staff, pupils and parents in the UK and abroad, creating change relevant for professional and performance excellence in the 21st century – “Better never ends”.

  • ISI Inspection Readiness Reviews
  • Departmental & Phase Development Reviews – All subjects, EYFS-Scholarship  – individual or rolling programme
  • Governance – Expert reviews of all technical aspects and on-going support for strategic vision
  • Heads’ Appraisal
  • Whole School and Staff Development & INSET
  • Senior & Middle Leadership Development & Change Management
  • Curriculum Innovation & Curriculum Design
  • Parents – updating on learning
  • Study Skills ‘Get StudySmart!’ workshops (Y5 – Y8)
Futuremind has made a difference in over 250 independent schools. Working with governors & proprietors, heads, senior leadership teams, middle managers, staff, pupils and parents, Futuremind consultancy and training processes directly improve organisational and individual performance.

Futuremind also works in business and health sectors. Welcome to this site.
David Thomson, Founder Director. (07968 831 660)

A commitment to your goals; working in partnership; building on existing excellence; creating futures; moving minds.


Individual & team performance rooted in professional wisdom.

Analysis, support and challenge create curiosity, invite reflection and new ideas, deepening personal and professional practice.

“David is an outstanding consultant and coach, and a first-class INSET presenter. I have no doubt that he has been instrumental in the success and progress of both the schools which I have led.”
Phil Ward, Headmaster Thomas’s London Day School, Clapham.


Leaders and staff who radiate passion, commitment and joy.

A wide range of effective professional development opportunities promoting reflection, motivation and renewal at all levels.

“David Thomson’s role in providing detailed feedback on lessons through the Futuremind Review programme, together with supportive coaching and inset for staff has been hugely valuable in the continuing development of excellence in our teaching and learning.”
Christian Heinrich, Headmaster, Cumnor House School, Sussex


Leading the pack – working at the cutting edge.

Exploring 21st century pedagogy, child-led learning and technology to develop innovation in educational practice. Whole-school and senior leadership team workshops focus on strategy and practice; implementation, monitoring and review of innovative curriculum change to meet future market demands.


“David has energetically and expertly kick-started our new 21st Century curriculum development initiative with 130 staff from across our three schools with a hugely positive impact.”
Duncan Sinclair, Principal The Schools at Somerhill.


Unlocking potential.

Expert change management. New energy. Renewed practice. Making a real difference in day to day experience at all levels and in every phase and stage of leadership, teaching and learning.

“David’s expertise has been invaluable to us over many years in developing the quality of our leadership, our teaching and learning and most recently, in assisting in the preparation of a far-reaching and detailed school development plan. “
David Malam, Headmaster, Twickenham Prep School, London.

Ready, Study, Go!

Written by David Thomson.

Crack ‘The Learning Code’
A Journey of Discovery with the Magical Mansion Gang. Make friends with study! – A pastoral approach to academic success. Published by LDA.